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May 8, 2021

Pediatricians Can Bypass MyTurn As They Vaccinate Children

In an effort to accelerate vaccination of teens, California health officials say they will allow pediatricians to obtain doses without going through the state’s problematic registration site. Children ages 12 to 15 may become eligible for COVID-19 va

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May 8, 2021

Rich Ibarra

Cal Fire Urges Homeowners To Prepare For Wildfires

Cal Fire Director Thom Porter says there’s every reason to believe that this year could be as bad as last year. Porter is urging people to clear 100 feet of defensible space around their homes, harden their structures and form an evacuation plan.

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May 6, 2021

Bert Johnson

‘A Tax On The Poor’: Nevada Lawmakers Consider Removing Jail Time For Unpaid Traffic Tickets

Nevada is one of just 13 states where an unpaid ticket can land people in jail. For the fifth legislative session in a row, lawmakers are weighing a bill that would decriminalize minor traffic violations.

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Rates Of Suicide Rose During The Pandemic For Black Americans

The COVID-19 pandemic affected everyone in the U.S., but not equally. The latest research from Johns Hopkins University shows that Black Americans' suicide rate went up 100% during the pandemic.

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Interview: New Sen. Alex Padilla Has Limited Time To Prove Himself To California Voters

California Sen. Alex Padilla has been in office for 100 days and will face an election next year after being appointed to Vice President Kamala Harris' former seat. He said his focus will be on infrastructure, climate change and immigration.

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