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Jackie Speier

Bay Area Legislator Calls For More Changes In How Military Deals With Convictions

Peninsula Congresswoman Jackie Speier said changes only ban commanders from reversing a verdict, but they can still reduce sentences.

04/08/2013

Santa Cruz police Sgt. Loran "Butch" Baker (left) and detective Elizabeth Butler were shot and killed during an altercation with a suspect on February 26, 2013. (Santa Cruz Police Department)

Dropped Rape Cases Against Santa Cruz Gunman Highlight Military Issues

An Army official said this week there was not enough evidence to proceed with a rape prosecution against the man who killed two Santa Cruz police officers, fueling the debate over how the military investigates sex crimes.

03/15/2013

Santa Cruz police Sgt. Loran "Butch" Baker (left) and detective Elizabeth Butler were shot and killed during an altercation with a suspect on February 26, 2013. (Santa Cruz Police Department)

Military Questioned Over Dropped Rape Case Against Santa Cruz Gunman

Sen. Barbara Boxer questioned Wednesday whether the military erred when it dropped rape charges and discharged a soldier who later shot and killed two police detectives in Santa Cruz.

03/13/2013

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo) (CBS)

Rep. Speier Wants Probe Into Dropped Charges Against Santa Cruz Cop Killer

A Peninsula congresswoman has called for an investigation into the Army’s dropped rape charges against a man who shot and killed two Santa Cruz police officers.

03/12/2013

US President Barack Obama delivers his annual State of the Union Address before a joint session of Congress and the Supreme Court on January 25, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Lawmakers To Host Guests At Obama State Of The Union Address

KCBS Radio will carry the State of the Union, as well as the Republican response, live on 740AM & 106.9FM and streaming online.

02/12/2013

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo) (CBS)

Jonestown Massacre Survivor Speier Named To Gun Control Task Force

A Bay Area lawmaker who survived a massacre was appointed Friday to the Congressional task force on gun control created in response to the Connecticut elementary school killings.

01/04/2013

The remains of a gas line lie on the ground after an explosion September 10, 2010 in San Bruno, California. The explosion rocked a neighborhood near San Francisco International Airport, destroying 38 homes, killing at least 4 people, and injuring dozens.  (Photo by Eric Risberg-Pool/Getty Images)

San Bruno Explosion Survivors Want CPUC President Replaced

Survivors of the 2010 deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno are asking Gov. Jerry Brown to replace the president of the California Public Utilities Commission.

10/22/2012

Caltrain, San Francisco station

Caltrain Receives First Chunk Of CA High Speed Rail Bond Money

Caltrain has received its first big chunk of high-speed rail bond money, which will be used to electrify and modernize the system.

09/27/2012

A woman shopping online. (CBS)

Bay Area Congresswoman Wants Online Sales Tax For All 50 States

Congresswoman Jackie Speier said the the state is losing $2 billion a year and the country is losing $23 billion in online sales tax revenue.

09/11/2012

President Barack Obama (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Bay Area Officials Praise New Obama Policy On Young Illegal Immigrants

Bay Area officials Friday hailed a move by President Barack Obama to provide temporary relief from deportation to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

06/15/2012

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