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Environment

California's Largest Recycler Lays Off Nearly 300 Employees

February 8, 2016 | Rich Ibarra

rePlanet, California’s largest recycler, closed 191 recycling centers and laid off almost 300 people.

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Job Fair Targets People Already Working

February 8, 2016 | Steve Milne

About a dozen companies, including Verizon Wireless and Enterprise Rent-a-Car, will take part in a management specific career fair in Sacramento tomorrow. Organizers say they expect most of the job seekers attending will already be employed.

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State Government

California Faculty Association Sets Dates For Possible Strike

February 8, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The California Faculty Association said Monday its 26,000 members will strike for five days on all 23 California State University campuses if contract negotiations with CSU fail.

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Environment

Bill Seeks To Improve, Preserve American River Parkway

February 8, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Legislation introduced in the California state Assembly would create the Lower American River Conservancy to improve, protect, preserve and possibly expand the 5,000-acre American River Parkway.

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State Government

Brown Nearing MCO Tax Deal With Health Plans

February 8, 2016 | Ben Adler

California lawmakers could vote this week on a proposal to restructure a tax on health care plans in order to avert a potential $1 billion state budget hole.

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Health Care

U.S. Blood Banks Taking Precautions With Donors Due To Zika Virus

February 8, 2016 | Rich Ibarra

Health officials say the mosquito-borne Zika virus can be spread through blood transfusions or sexual contact. U.S. blood banks are taking precautions with potential donors.

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Sacramento College Summer Teams Strive To Be Cape Cod League Of The West

February 8, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

Back east, college kids play summer baseball against some of the best competition in the country. Six new teams in northern California and Oregon have formed a new league and hope to match the quality of play of its older, more-established cousin.

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UC Davis Researcher Discusses Future Of 'Designer Babies'

February 8, 2016

UC Davis researcher talks about the future of altering human DNA to create “Designer Babies.”

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Aerial Artist Tresa Honaker

February 8, 2016

Insight talks with aerial artist Tresa Honaker, who still performs and inspires people after her own paralyzing accident.

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