BREAKING NEWS Govt eases up guidance on indoor mask-wearing Full Story
BREAKING NEWS Alleged Oroville serial killer charged with 3 separate murders, attempted murder Full Story

High court allows use of Pentagon funds for border wall

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.

Posted: Jul 26, 2019 4:05 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.

The Supreme Court said Friday that it would lift a freeze on the money put in place by a lower court. The Supreme Court's action means the Trump administration can tap the funds and begin work on four contracts it has awarded. Four liberal justices wouldn't have allowed construction to start.

A trial court initially froze the funds in May and an appeals court kept that freeze in place earlier this month. The freeze had prevented the government from tapping approximately $2.5 billion in Defense Department money to replace existing sections of barrier in Arizona, California and New Mexico with more robust fencing.

Chico
Partly Cloudy
86° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 83°
Oroville
Clear
85° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 83°
Paradise
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 83°
Chester
Clear
89° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 85°
Red Bluff
Clear
89° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 85°
Willows
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 83°
Toasty temperatures are ahead for your Thursday, but some modest relief from the heat is on the way. Fire danger concerns are on the rise as the potential for thunderstorms returns in your Friday and Saturday forecast.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events