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State Government

Big Tobacco Raises $17 Million To Oppose California Cigarette Tax Increase

July 25, 2016 | Chris Nichols

The tobacco industry recently raised $17 million to defeat Proposition 56 on the state's November ballot. Prop 56 would raise the cigarette tax in California by two dollars a pack.

David Slipher / Courtesy UC Davis

Environment

Pigeon 'Whisperers' Use Birds To Track Lead Pollution

July 20, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A UC Davis researcher has used pigeons to track lead pollution in New York City and plans to do the same in California cities and agricultural areas.

Health Care

Covered California Unveils Rate Hike for 2017

July 19, 2016 | Ja'Nel Johnson

Covered California insurance rates will increase by an average of 13.2 percent when open enrollment begins in the fall.

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Health Care

Survey: California School Kids Safer, Depression Risk ‘High’

July 18, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Drug and alcohol use dropped among students in California and school safety increased, according to the results of a statewide survey. But the report shows two indicators of depression risk are "at disturbingly high levels."

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