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California City's Council Votes To Impeach Donald Trump (6abc.com link): The first 100 days of the Trump administration aren't even over yet, but the president is already facing calls for impeachment ... not from Congress, but a city council in California. Richmond City Council says it has become the first city in the country to go on record in support of impeachment hearings for President Trump.
The council acknowledged how unusual it was to call for the president's impeachment. He's been in office for only a month, but the vote was unanimous. "Unfortunately with this president it's oddly appropriate," said Richmond City Councilmember Jael Myrick.
Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin spearheaded the resolution, which calls on Congress to investigate the president's business holdings, something his critics believe are grounds for impeachment. "This is our voice," she said. "This is our country. We have a right to speak up."
Even in this progressive city, there was one vocal Trump supporter who was eventually thrown out for swearing at the council.
"Actually you don't have a voice because the GOP controls Congress and you people are stupid enough to think Congress will impeach Trump," said Richmond resident Mark Wassberg.
Supporters of the resolution, however, remain undeterred.
"A lot of politicians aren't willing to go on the record to do this because it can go against them," said Richmond resident Ellen Faden. "But as grass roots, as Bernie said, we have to start from the grass roots."
By passing this resolution, the Richmond City Council is now hoping it'll inspire other cities to do the same.
Mod: This next story is troubling for me because I like coyotes. They're kind of like dogs, but a whole lot smarter and certainly more independent.
The council first voted unanimously for the plan itself earlier in February, as residents asked for the action after recounting stories of pets being attacked or stalked by coyotes. However, the move didn't sit well with animal advocates.
Project Coyote was at the council meeting to persuade city officials to adopt a co-existence plan.
Randi Feilich of Project Coyote said coexistence requires public education.
"Don't leave pet bowls outside ... take out the trash the morning that it's supposed to come, seal off your trash containers," she told KPCC before the meeting. "Keep fallen fruit off the ground, because coyotes like fruit."
The city of Los Angeles and the city of Calabasas currently have coyote coexistence plans in place.
Mod: My take? Keep the coyotes. After all, they were here first.