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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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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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