New Mexico AG plans to sue over Pres. Trump healthcare decision

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The State Attorney General plans to sue President Trump after his abrupt decision to stop making subsidy payments required by Obamacare. “We’re taking a different route then we had hoped because getting Congress…they forget what their pledges were,” AG Hector Balderas said. The White House is eliminating $7 billion in subsidy payments to insurers. That money helps keep premiums low for people enrolled in Obamacare’s individual market. Hector Balderas will join 18 other attorneys general in the suit. He says Trump’s executive order threatens healthcare coverage for thousands of New Mexicans, particularly those with pre-existing conditions.
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Support Pours In For Firefighters And First Responders

FAIRFIELD (CBS13) – Help for people impacted by the wildfires this week continues to pour in from up and down the state, and the community isn’t just coming together for fire victims, but also for first responders. In the Green Valley neighborhood in Fairfield, firefighters from various agencies are on standby as the Atlas Fire burns three miles from Green Valley and Rockville roads. The neighborhood is under a mandatory evacuation. Most people are gone, except for a handful of residents who wanted to stay and help support firefighters. One woman set up a small table filled with food and water. One couple has been walking around the neighborhood making sure any pets left behind are taken care of. There is also a business not too far called Napa Deli. Its owners decided to close their doors to customers and open it for first responders. Together with volunteers, they make sack lunches and deliver them. They started with 300 lunches, and as of Friday, they have delivered 6,000. Firefighters say most crews have all gotten at least some kind of rest and are prepared to battle these wildfires into the weekend. They also say they’re grateful for the community’s support. “It’s one less thing that we have to think about, how we’re going to, you know, recoup, how we are going to take care of ourselves. Really, the outpouring has been really good from the community,” said Justin Benguerel, a Cal Fire battalion chief. Donations have been pouring in for first responders at the deli. Owners expect to be at the deli over the weekend along with so many people who have signed up to volunteer.

New Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge Opens on Big Sur Coast to Replace Damaged Span

BIG SUR (CBS/AP) — California transportation officials have opened a $24 million bridge on State Route 1 that replaces one damaged when winter storms pounded the Big Sur coast and cut the scenic coastal highway in several places. The Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge opened Friday afternoon following a celebration of the project’s completion just eight months after the old concrete bridge was hit by a landslide. Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty says such projects normally take several years to complete. The new structure has 15 steel girders, each weighing 62 tons, that span the 310-foot canyon. It has no support columns, eliminating vulnerability from future slides. Caltrans says another slide 24 miles south of Pfeiffer Canyon remains active and construction of a new roadway is underway at a slide near the San Luis Obispo-Monterey county line. TM and © Copyright 2017 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report

Cutting Costs: How To Save Money On High-End Hair Styles, Color

CHICAGO (CBS) — Getting your hair cut or colored at a high-end salon doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Dorothy Tucker shares a few dollar-saving secrets to help you cut costs. For example, at  Gordon Salon , seeing a new stylist, rather than a more seasoned one, can trim the bill. “Going with the professional,  a haircut is going to start at $55. With an emerging artist  those are gonna start at $39,” says Gordon Salon’s Reina Urban. At Mario Tricoci that savings can be as much as $90. They also offer a mobile loyalty club: sign up via text message and get $20 off. Plus, like most salons, they offer discounts for referring new customers. “We’ll send $20 to you. Refer five friends, that’s $100 in services,” says Megan Bueschel, Mario Tricoci’s Vice President of  Marketing and Communications. At a lot of salons like Logan Parlor,  in-between appointments, you can get sides and back trimmed for free. Bangs too. And if you have short hair,  women don’t automatically pay more than men. “We base our haircut pricing on length and time of service versus gender,” says co-owner, Jamie Digrazia. So, someone with very short hair saves money, paying only $32, compared to someone with long hair who pays $78. And, volunteering to be a hair model for a stylist can really help cut your hair care costs “By up to 50 percent off,” says Digrazia. Many salons also offer AAA and military discounts. You may be able to use more than one discount at a time to save even more.

Governor OKs Open-Carry Gun Restriction, Vetoes Second Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed into law a bill further restricting the open carrying of firearms in California, while vetoing a bill that critics said would have harmed gun stores. AB7 closes a narrow loophole in California’s existing restrictions on openly carrying weapons, the Democratic governor said in announcing his approval. The measure doesn’t ban hunting or shooting in most rural areas. It does make it a misdemeanor to openly carry a rifle or shotgun in unincorporated areas where county supervisors have made it illegal to fire a weapon. Most counties don’t have such bans, and the ban won’t affect most areas where shooting is currently allowed including gun ranges, national forests and state property where hunting is permitted. “This action does not in any way alter the dozens of current provisions of law that allow gun-owners to openly carry long gun in common everyday situations,” Brown said in a signing message. The bill by Democratic Assemblyman Mike Gipson of Carson adds to existing legislation banning the open carrying of handguns and long guns. The initial law limiting the open carrying of handguns was passed in 2011 in response to demonstrations by Second Amendment advocates who brought weapons openly into stores and restaurants to protest other restrictions. Firearms Policy Coalition spokesman Craig DeLuz said the bill is another infringement on law-abiding gun owners. “How will law-abiding Californians who aren’t in a pro-carry county or political donors of a sheriff exercise their constitutionally-enumerated right to bear arms?” he asked in a statement. DeLuz suggested the ban will be overturned if opponents challenge it in court. The governor continued his mixed record on firearms legislation by vetoing a second bill that would have required more security precautions at gun stores. State law already requires that gun stores take measures to avoid thefts, and some local governments have enacted tougher ordinances, Brown said in his veto message. He said local authorities should decide what if any extra protections are needed in their areas. DeLuz praised Brown for vetoing SB464, which he said would have harmed gun dealers and raised costs for gun owners.

Rider Flags Problems At Brand New Loop L Station

CHICAGO (CBS) — After two years of construction, the new Washington-Wabash CTA station opened in the Loop about a month ago, but, as one rider pointed out, there are already issues. CBS 2’s Sandra Torres reports. Stephanie Vasquez says she’s a daily CTA rider, and she was thrilled when the new station opened on Aug. 31. “I was excited [about] a new station in the Loop, we haven’t had in a long time,” she said. “It’s beautiful.” Within days of opening, she noticed several problems. “The escalator wasn’t working, and it hasn’t been working for several weeks. There’s always a sign, saying under construction. So I thought, ‘Why?’’’ Then on Thursday, the elevators stopped working. Crews were out on Friday, apparently making repairs, but Vasquez wants answers. “I’m a taxpayer. We spent money on this. I pay to ride the L and this is broken,” she said. “What’s going on?” A Chicago Department of Transportation official says at least one elevator has been working since the station opened. The escalator will be inspected next week, and if it needs to be fixed, the repairs will be covered by the warranty.