Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is moving the national headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management, which oversees 245 million acres in Western states, back to the nation's capital after two years in Colorado. The land management agency lost nearly 300 employees to retirement or resignation after President Donald Trump's administration moved its headquarters to Grand Junction, Colorado, in 2019. The bureau has broad influence over energy development and agriculture in the West, managing public lands for uses ranging from fossil fuel extraction, renewable power development and grazing, to recreation and wilderness.
The strike, days before the US pullout, killed 10 members of a family, not militants, an inquiry finds.
Fresh off thwarting his own recall, California governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law Senate Bill 9, which his office says will lead to the creation of more than 84,000 new affordable homes. The Millionacres takeaway: That pledge is part of a $22 billion commitment to addressing housing and homelessness. Also included is expediting construction of an estimated 6,500 shovel-ready affordable multifamily units in projects Newsom's office says have been stalled by constraints on the supply of tax-exempt bonds and low-income housing tax credits.