The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – February 23, 2017

The Trump Administration signals it will step up federal prosecution of the recreational use of marijuana in states like California have have legalized it. The mayor and police chief of Santa Cruz are denouncing the Department of Homeland Security after learning that a gang raid police participated in turned into an immigration sweep. Central Valley residents angry that Republican Congressman David Valadao hasn’t held a town hall meeting bring a protest to his district office. State lawmakers assure California LGBTQ students they still have the right to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity in the state’s public schools, despite the Justice Department’s revocation of an Obama-era guidance. Yuvette Henderson’s family and supporters oppose a request by Emeryville to dismiss a civil lawsuit claiming police used excessive force when they killed her.

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