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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.

Illustration By Melody Stone / Capital Public Radio

Mental Health Series

Alternative Court Offers Therapy (And Cupcakes) To Mentally Ill Probationers

April 28, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

Once a week, a Sacramento courtroom is full of laughter and cupcakes. It is an alternative court for people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness that contributed to their crimes.

Illustration By Melody Stone / Capital Public Radio

Mental Health Series

A Day In The Life Of A Mental Health Emergency Responder

April 12, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

Cops don't just enforce the law. They must also find ways to peacefully resolve mental health emergencies. Ride along with a Sacramento police officer who is part of a team that's trained to respond to the need for mental health services.

State Government

State Audit Finds Disaster Agencies Are No Longer "High Risk"

October 15, 2015 | Ben Bradford

The California state auditor has found two departments in charge of responding to emergencies can shed their "high risk" label.

Environment

Warm Weather Brings Out The Rattlers

May 15, 2014 | Rich Ibarra

Warm weather is bringing out the snakes earlier this year...and of special concern are rattlesnakes in the foothills.

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