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California Could Soon Allow For "Liquid Cremation"

Gov. Jerry Brown is considering a bill that would allow for so-called “liquid cremation,” where a chemical bath dissolves most of the body away except enough bone to put in an urn.

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September 25, 2017

Sammy Caiola

Hepatitis A Outbreak Among Homeless Has Sacramento Health Officials On Alert

San Diego, Los Angeles, and Santa Cruz are all seeing high Hepatitis A numbers, especially among the homeless.

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September 25, 2017

Steve Milne

Hurricane Irma Triggers Challenge For Florists

You may have a hard time finding your favorite kind of rose at the florist, and Hurricane Irma is likely to blame. Irma battered Miami - which is a hub for flowers coming to the U.S. from South America. That's led to an historic flower shortage.

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Political Junkie: Athletes Speak Out Against Trump

Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps a weekend of politics surrounding sports stars speaking out, the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the ACA, and Jared Kushner's use of a private email account.

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Lessons From Mexico On Earthquake Warning Systems

Will California be ready for the next big earthquake? UC Davis Professor Jonathan Rundle explains what we learned from Mexico last week and what warning systems are currently in place.

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James McBride's 'Five-Carat Soul' Is A Gem

September 26, 2017

The National Book Award-winning writer's debut story collection includes stories both straightforward and surreal. Our critic calls it "brash, daring and defiantly original."


Trump's Brand Is On The Line In Alabama Senate Race

September 26, 2017

Polls still show Sen. Luther Strange trailing Judge Roy Moore, with Trump unable to pull the appointed senator to a win. Trump allies say Moore is the true candidate who can "drain the swamp."

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Searching For A Fairer Way To Distribute Donor Livers

September 26, 2017

The nation's organ transplant network is considering changing how livers are distributed. The goal is to make the system fairer, but critics worry patients in poorer rural areas could lose out.