California just added four more ‘discriminatory’ states to its travel ban – Washington Post

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP) Last week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed controversial legislation into law that allows child welfare providers — including faith-based adoption agencies — to refuse adoptions to hopeful parents based on “sincerely held religious beliefs.” In response, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Thursday that his state will prohibit its employees from [...]

California just added four more ‘discriminatory’ states to its travel ban – Washington Post

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP) Last week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed controversial legislation into law that allows child welfare providers — including faith-based adoption agencies — to refuse adoptions to hopeful parents based on “sincerely held religious beliefs.” In response, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Thursday that his state will prohibit its employees from [...]

Travel to the near future with these sci-fi reads – Los Angeles Times

When you hear “science fiction,” it’s easy to think of stories set in the far-flung future where circumstances are almost unrecognizable. But some of the best sci-fi currently being written is set in a future that isn’t too distant from ours. Near-future science fiction focuses on issues we’re grappling with, imagining what the world will [...]

California restricts state travel to Texas, other states over LGBT laws – The Hill

California Attorney General Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraCalifornia restricts state travel to Texas, other states over LGBT laws Gingrich: Media was right, special elections were a referendum California’s newest rep. promises ‘hard stance’ against Trump agenda MORE (D) will bar state employees from business trips to four states after those states passed measures limiting the rights of [...]

California bans travel to Alabama, 7 other states, but Crimson Tide game with Fresno State still on – AL.com

California’s Attorney General said the state is pulling the plug on state-sponsored travel to Alabama and three other places – Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas. The addition brings the total number of states included in California’s travel ban to eight, with Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee placed on the off-limits list earlier this year. [...]

Record travel predicted when Americans kick back for July 4 holiday. Gas, airfares drop over last year – Los Angeles Times

A record-breaking 44.2 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more away from home over the July 4 holiday period, 1.25 million more travelers than last year, AAA reports. The Auto Club is citing strong employment, rising incomes and lower gas prices as reasons for the uptick. Gas cheaper, airfares down 10% The [...]

Record Number of Texans set to travel for Independence Day – 550 KTSA

By Don Morgan A record number of Texans will be making a holiday weekend road trip for Independence Day. Daniel Armbruster at Triple A Texas tells us more than 3.2 million people in the Lone Star State plan on taking a trip of 50 miles or more from home. That’s more people taking trips for [...]

Climate concerns fuel more travel to fragile corners of the world – Chicago Tribune

Amid piles of dried chiles, straw baskets and ripe papaya, Jeevanti Chatuvina’s wares — represented by her sister modeling a gold-studded red sari, dramatic eyeliner and a perfectly coiffed chignon — glamorized the weekly market found on the edge of a lagoon lush with mature mangroves about an hour’s drive north of Colombo in Sri [...]

California bans state travel to Texas, 3 other states over anti-LGBT laws – Fox News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. –  California’s attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Texas and three other states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year. Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra added Texas, Alabama, South Dakota and Kentucky to the list of places where state employee travel is restricted. Lawmakers passed [...]

California bans travel to Alabama, 7 other states: Crimson Tide game vs. Fresno State in question – AL.com

California’s Attorney General said the state is pulling the plug on state-sponsored travel to Alabama and three other places – Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas. The addition brings the total number of states included in California’s travel ban to eight, with Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee placed on the off-limits list earlier this year. [...]

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