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Insight With Beth Ruyak

September 19, 2018

Grading California’s Schools

Researchers published a massive report on the state of California’s educational system, compiling the work of dozens of experts in 36 studies that analyze everything from charter school oversight to teacher pensions.

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Low-Severity Fires Like Prescribed Burns Might Not Be So Harmless To Soil

Returning fire to the landscape in a managed way has been touted as an approach to better prevent large wildfires in California. But new research suggests prescribed burns might do more harm than good to soil and forest health.

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September 18, 2018

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Second Amazon Distribution Center Opening In Stockton

Amazon’s newest center is over 1 million square feet in south Stockton near the airport. Officials say the two centers will hire around 2,000 workers.

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Environment

September 18, 2018

Steve Milne

U.S. EPA, Sacramento Sanitation District Reach Settlement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District over chemical violations at the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in Elk Grove.

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Black Lives Matter, Police Supporters Demonstrate Outside Law Enforcement Convention In Sacramento

The BLM protest of the COPSWEST Training & Expo at the Sacramento Convention Center was planned to mark six months since the shooting of Stephon Clark. It comes a day after a Sacramento Sheriff's deputy was shot and killed in Rancho Cordova.

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September 18, 2018

In California, Saving Teeth And Money—One Mouth At A Time

In California, tooth decay in children outpaces the national average. Hoping to get more kids into a dentist's chair, state officials are overhauling Denti-Cal, part of the Medi-Cal health system for low-income Californians.

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