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YubaNet.com
California Ballot Initiative Will Enact Nation’s First Law Requiring Random Drug Testing Of Physicians

Apr 16, 2014

SANTA MONICA, CA, April 16, 2014 - A USA Today report finds that 103,000 medical professionals are abusing prescription drugs every year, yet most of these addicts are never caught and place their patients at risk. California will be the first state in the nation to require random drug testing of doctors if voters...

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HealthyCal.org
Depression Can Hit New Fathers as well as New Mothers

Apr 16, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A new study by researchers at Northwestern University finds that new dads should be screened for depression, not just new mothers.

“It’s not just new moms who need to be screened for depression, dads are at risk, too,” says Craig  Garfield, MD, lead author of the study and an associate professor in pediatrics...

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Appeal Democrat
Another county endorses separating from California and creating a new state #stateofjefferson

Yuba County supervisors have joined the State of Jefferson movement to separate from Southern California and create a new state — the fourth such North State county to support the idea.

Appeal Democrat
Photos: Blood Moon rises in Yuba-Sutter

See images of the Blood Moon during Monday night's lunar eclipse. Images are available for purchase.

HealthyCal.org
Rural Californians Also Face High Housing Costs

Apr 15, 2014

By Mary Flynn

California residents pay dearly to live in the Golden state. Nearly half of California residents experienced a “high housing cost burden” in 2012, which means that the cost of their housing — including mortgage, home insurance, utilities and property taxes for homeowners and rent and utilities for renters — consumed more than...

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Kings downtown arena talks include bevy of proposed digital billboards around Sacramento

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Apr 15, 2014
Kings downtown arena talks include bevy of proposed digital billboards around Sacramento

A collection of posts about the Sacramento Kings proposed downtown arena.

Sacramento Connect
I-5 bus crash: New videos could help determine cause

Apr 15, 2014

A roundup of articles about the charter bus crash on I-5 near Orland, California, April 10, 2014.

HealthyCal.org
Mental Health Courts Give Mentally Ill Offenders the Option of Treatment

Apr 14, 2014

By Lynn Graebner As the number of jail and prison inmates with mental illness increases, addressing the problem is becoming even more critical. In the 1980s, 8 percent of jail and prison inmates in the state had serious mental illness. Now, 20 perce...

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HealthyCal.org
Report: California Lacks Psychiatric Beds for Severely Mentally Ill

Apr 14, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

Jails and prisons are the largest “mental institutions” in California, holding far more people with severe psychiatric illnesses than state hospitals, according to a report released last Tuesday by the Treatment Advocacy Center and the National Sheriffs’ Association.

“For a state with 38 million people — 1 in every 8 Americans lives in...

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FOX40
Sex offenders allegedly killed 4 California women while wearing requred GPS ankle monitors

Apr 14, 2014
Sex offenders allegedly killed 4 California women while wearing requred GPS ankle monitors

ANAHEIM (KTLA)-

Two convicted sex offenders who allegedly killed and raped four women in Orange County while wearing their required GPS monitoring devices may have had additional victims, police said Monday.

Steven Dean Gordon, 45, and Franc Cano, …




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