Calif. High-Speed Rail Authority
Kern County supervisors voted this week to oppose high-speed rail, joining a chorus of dissent that includes Kings, Tulare and Madera counties. Perhaps sensing the need to engage in a little positive PR, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood talked up the bullet train in Fresno yesterday. Reporter: Sasha Khokha
Fresno County planners are expected to approve a gravel mining operation on Jesse Morrow Mountain, a scenic gateway to Sequoia National Park that's also considered sacred to local Native Americans. Reporter: Vic Bedoian
Roman Catholic bishops across the U.S. are speaking out against a recent decision by the Obama administration that religious-affiliated schools and hospitals are not exempt from the federal requirement that employee health plans cover contraception. But the issue appears to be largely moot in California -- the state already requires that coverage. Reporter: Stephanie Martin
End Music: "Power" by Sotto Voce, from the album "Viva Voce! The Quartets of John Stevens"