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State Government

Democratic Lawmakers Push Juvenile Justice Reform

March 20, 2017

Two California lawmakers are working on a raft of bills that would change how the state's criminal justice system treats children. Proposals include eliminating life without parole for minors and excluding children from prosecution in juvenile court.

Health Care

McCarty Bill Aimed At Fighting Opioid Addiction

March 1, 2017 | Steve Milne

Democratic State Assemblymember Kevin McCarty of Sacramento wants to impose a one-cent per milligram surcharge on prescription opioids. The fee would pay for drug addiction prevention, treatment and rehabilitation programs.

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Environment

Drought Increases Severity Of West Nile Epidemics

February 7, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A UC Santa Cruz study finds transmission of West Nile virus is higher in drought years.

Health Care

CareFlight Makes Effort To Make Quincy a Heart-Safe Community

December 27, 2016 | Ja'Nel Johnson

Plumas County Sheriff's deputies will soon be better equipped to save lives thanks to a donation.

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State Government

New California Law Requires Rear-Facing Car Seats For Children Under Age 2

December 22, 2016 | Chris Nichols

Children younger than 2 will be required to sit in a rear-facing car seat under a new California law that goes into effect January 1st.

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Environment

Study: Chemicals From Firefighting Foam In Drinking Water

August 9, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A new study shows fire-fighting foam containing highly fluorinated chemicals is contaminating drinking water supplies around many of the nation's military bases, airports and industrial sites.

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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.

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