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California Republicans fall into line, homelessness prevention, architect diversity in SoCal

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FILE - This Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 file photo shows tents from a homeless encampment line a street in downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles city and county officials have approved sweeping plans to deal with homelessness at a cost of billions over a decade. The City Council's strategic plan calls for providing more housing and funding programs designed to keep people off the streets in the first place. The city has around 25,000 homeless, more than half the total in LA County. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel,File)
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FILE - This Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 file photo shows tents from a homeless encampment line a street in downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles city and county officials have approved sweeping plans to deal with homelessness at a cost of billions over a decade. The City Council's strategic plan calls for providing more housing and funding programs designed to keep people off the streets in the first place. The city has around 25,000 homeless, more than half the total in LA County. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel,File)

What caused CA republicans to vote in favor of repealing the ACA? Lawmakers in LA are ramping up their fight against homelessness, architects lack color in the U.S.

California Republicans were among some of the final holdouts. In the end, every single one would vote for the bill. So what caused them to fall in line?
Think of it like a literal pool – as in water – where every one isn't a great swimmer.
The House GOP bill encourages states to create high-risk pools for the sickest people. California did not have a good experience with its own high-risk pool. Costs were high, benefits were restricted, and some died waiting to get accepted.
Lawmakers in LA are ramping up their fight against homelessness by looking at ways to prevent it and not allowing people to be put out on the street in the first place.
Despite Southern California's diverse buildings, only a small fraction of local licensed architects are people of color. Industry professionals want to change that.
After a very wet winter, California has been pulled out of the drought but the risk of flooding is real as the snowpack melts…rapidly.
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