California state senate passes bill giving teens more time to sleep before school

California state senate passes bill giving teens more time to sleep before school

CA - Teens in California, get ready to hit the snooze button! The state senate passed a bill yesterday giving teens more time to sleep before school. It stops high schools from starting classes before 8:30AM. Some lawmakers cite studies that show teens are healthier and perform better when they have enough sleep. The bill reportedly has the support from California's PTA. Some opponents say the mandate will disrupt family schedules and create problems for school districts.

Happening Wednesday, President to meet with House Majority Leader and Senate Minority Leader to discuss infrastructure program

Happening Wednesday, President to meet with House Majority Leader and Senate Minority Leader to discuss infrastructure program

Happening Wednesday in Washington President Donald Trump will meet with House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. They're expected to discuss the two-trillion-dollar infrastructure program unveiled by the Trump administration unveiled earlier this month. The White House penned a letter Tuesday calling on democratic officials to take up the U.S. Mexico Canada trade agreement before tackling infrastructure. The USMCA has been high on the White House...

Schatz gets an unlikely ally for raising the smoking age: Mitch McConnell

Schatz gets an unlikely ally for raising the smoking age: Mitch McConnell

Earlier this month, KITV 4 Island News first told you about a plan from U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz that would raise the national smoking age to 21. Now he’s getting support from an unlikely ally: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Maine Lobster industry hit hard by trade war

Maine Lobster industry hit hard by trade war

Siblings Chelsea and Cody Nunan and their family has been plucking lobsters out of the waters off the Maine coast for five generations. Now they're worried they might be the last generation.

Rallies being held nationwide amid restrictive abortion laws passed in several states

Rallies being held nationwide amid restrictive abortion laws passed in several states

The protests are taking place in town squares, state capitols and directly in front of where the fight will likely, ultimately land, the Supreme Court. 

US intercepts Russian bombers, fighter jets off the coast of Alaska

US intercepts Russian bombers, fighter jets off the coast of Alaska

The Russian nuclear capable long-range bombers flew into the Air Defense Identification Zone, which extends approximately 200 miles off Alaska's western coast. 

This mom raised her sons, then went to college with them

This mom raised her sons, then went to college with them

This month, Madelyn McClarey, who gave her age as '40-something,' earned her B.A. from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, the same school her sons attend.

Study finds CBD effective in treating heroin addiction

Study finds CBD effective in treating heroin addiction

Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety. 

Nike and Adidas to Trump: Tariffs on shoes would be 'catastrophic'

Nike and Adidas to Trump: Tariffs on shoes would be 'catastrophic'

The Trump administration has started a formal process to slap 25% tariffs on the remaining $325 billion in goods coming from China that aren't already taxed -- including sneakers, toys and other consumer products.

Judge rules in favor of House Democrats' efforts to obtain Trump's accounting records

Judge rules in favor of House Democrats' efforts to obtain Trump's accounting records

It marks the first legal victory for Democrats as the Trump administration stonewalls their attempts at congressional oversight.

New York might make it illegal to text while walking

New York might make it illegal to text while walking

A bill in the New York State Senate seeks to ban pedestrians from using portable electronic devices while crossing the road. 

Transgender woman brutally attacked on video last month fatally shot

Transgender woman brutally attacked on video last month fatally shot

Officers with the Dallas Police Department said the slaying was the result 'homicidal violence,' but it stopped short of calling it a hate crime.