Beverly Hills and three other Calif. cities fined for not enforcing water conservation

Beverly Hills and three other Calif. cities fined for not enforcing water conservation

Reuters Upscale Beverly Hills is among four California cities whose water utilities have been fined for not forcing residents to conserve enough water during California’s unrelenting four-year drought, officials said on Friday. The wealthy Los Angeles area municipality was fined $61,000 on Thursday, making it the only community not located in a desert to be

Top official resigns from Jeb Bush’s faltering campaign

Top official resigns from Jeb Bush’s faltering campaign

Newsweek

High-Ranking Bush Campaign Official Departs

The chief operating officer of Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign has resigned, according to a report published late Friday in The Wall Street Journal. Christine Ciccone’s resignation on Friday comes a week after the campaign announced it planned to slash payroll costs by 40 percent. Federal Election Commission filing show Ciccone was paid about $12,000 a month…

Where every 2016 presidential candidate stands on climate change

Where every 2016 presidential candidate stands on climate change

Newsweek

Where All the Candidates Stand on Climate Change

This story originally appeared on Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. At first glance, there are just two groups of presidential contenders when it comes to climate change: those who think it’s real and urgent, and those who don’t. But take a closer look, and the picture blurs. The…

How long can Ben Carson stay at the top of the GOP field?

How long can Ben Carson stay at the top of the GOP field?

McClatchy Washington Bureau

Analysis: Ben Carson’s on top, but for how long?

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Ben Carson’s the front-runner you hardly notice. While that contradicts all political wisdom, it’s working. So far. Carson’s gentle, understated — some would say somnambulant — style has been a big factor in his rise to the top of Republican Iowa polls and one national survey. Now comes the tougher challenge: Filling in…