Wednesday, November 21

Speakers at the Raising Wages Across Border Conference, held at the UCLA Faculty Center, talked about the effect of minimum wage increases on different communities and the positive impact of immigration on the economy. (Sharon Zhen/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Transborder conference discusses minimum wage implications

Policymakers and academics from North and Central America said at an event Monday they think raising the minimum wage will benefit people, including small business owners, over time. Read more...

Photo: Speakers at the Raising Wages Across Border Conference, held at the UCLA Faculty Center, talked about the effect of minimum wage increases on different communities and the positive impact of immigration on the economy. (Sharon Zhen/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Speakers at the Raising Wages Across Border Conference, held at the UCLA Faculty Center, talked about the effect of minimum wage increases on different communities and the positive impact of immigration on the economy. (Sharon Zhen/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Enja Eriksen, the manager of a medical marijuana dispensary called Paradise Collective, said she thinks high marijuana taxes will force the dispensary to increase the prices of the products it sells. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

Experts say marijuana taxes unlikely to weed out customers

New marijuana taxes that go into effect January may increase prices, but probably will not reduce marijuana consumption, said several policy experts and dispensary staff. California voters approved Proposition 64 in November 2016, allowing residents over the age of 21 to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants. Read more...

Photo: Enja Eriksen, the manager of a medical marijuana dispensary called Paradise Collective, said she thinks high marijuana taxes will force the dispensary to increase the prices of the products it sells. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

Enja Eriksen, the manager of a medical marijuana dispensary called Paradise Collective, said she thinks high marijuana taxes will force the dispensary to increase the prices of the products it sells. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

Paul Stares, a a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, spoke about preventative engagement at an event hosted by the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations on Monday. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Conflict specialist discusses US foreign policy at UCLA event

A conflict specialist said Monday he thinks the United States sometimes makes risky decisions while addressing international conflicts. Paul Stares, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonprofit think tank specializing in U.S. Read more...

Photo: Paul Stares, a a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, spoke about preventative engagement at an event hosted by the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations on Monday. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Paul Stares, a a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, spoke about preventative engagement at an event hosted by the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations on Monday. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Protesters and individuals wearing "Make American Great Again" hats engaged in political debates sparked Ben Shapiro's speech on campus. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Bruin Republicans’ event sparks protests, draws conflicting viewpoints

About 150 individuals attended a protest against a speech by a conservative commentator at Bruin Plaza on Monday. Several student groups, including Socialist Students UCLA and the Young Democratic Socialists at UCLA, organized the protest in response to a lecture by Ben Shapiro at Ackerman Union. Read more...

Photo: Protesters and individuals wearing "Make American Great Again" hats engaged in political debates sparked Ben Shapiro's speech on campus. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Protesters and individuals wearing "Make American Great Again" hats engaged in political debates sparked Ben Shapiro's speech on campus. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Ben Shapiro, a conservative commentator, explained the nine elements of fascism and said left-leaning university campuses display those behaviors. (Kristie Valerie-Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Bruin Republicans hosts ‘Ben Shapiro: The Rise of Campus Fascism’ event

This post was updated on Nov. 13 at 9:49 p.m. A conservative commentator said he thinks left-leaning university campuses display authoritarian traits at an event hosted by a conservative student group Monday. Read more...

Photo: Ben Shapiro, a conservative commentator, explained the nine elements of fascism and said left-leaning university campuses display those behaviors. (Kristie Valerie-Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Ben Shapiro, a conservative commentator, explained the nine elements of fascism and said left-leaning university campuses display those behaviors. (Kristie Valerie-Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)


Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, announced last week the EPA would bar scientists who receive agency grants from serving on its advisory committees.  (Public Domain photo by Eric Vance via United States Environmental Protection Agency)

Staff react to EPA announcement, say new rules favor energy industry

UCLA environmental health researchers said they think the rules the Environmental Protection Agency announced last week will favor the interests of the energy industry. EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said scientists who receive grants from the agency will no longer be allowed to serve on its federal scientific advisory committees. Read more...

Photo: Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, announced last week the EPA would bar scientists who receive agency grants from serving on its advisory committees. (Public Domain photo by Eric Vance via United States Environmental Protection Agency)

Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, announced last week the EPA would bar scientists who receive agency grants from serving on its advisory committees.  (Public Domain photo by Eric Vance via United States Environmental Protection Agency)


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