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Lead-contamination fears in Sacramento used as fodder for cheap-shot column

Apr 21, 2016

In filing criminal charges against three officials responsible for maintaining safe water in Flint, Michigan, the state attorney general declared that they “had a duty to protect the health” of Flint residents and “they failed to discharge their duties.” That … Continue reading

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California Schools Don’t Provide Mental Health Services to 580,000 Kids in Need, Report Finds

Apr 20, 2016

By Hannah Guzik 

California’s public schools receive more than $400 million each year to provide mental health services to students, but at least 580,000 kids in the state have been left without help, a new report finds.

The report, from three children’s advocacy organizations, found that many school districts haven’t even adequately identified the students...

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UC Davis chancellor says the craziest things

Apr 20, 2016
UC Davis chancellor says the craziest things

 A wife catches her husband in bed with another woman. He denies anything is going on and asks: “Who are you gonna believe – me or your lying eyes?” That old joke came to mind the other day while I … Continue reading

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Cost Deters Many Uninsured Californians

Apr 19, 2016

By Hannah Guzik 

The perceived steep cost of health insurance deterred nearly half of Californians who went without coverage in 2014, a new study reports.

Roughly two-thirds of the state’s uninsured in 2014 were actually eligible for coverage, but many did not enroll because they believed it would cost too much, according to researchers from...

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Feds Give Public Hospitals Financial Incentives to Care for the Uninsured

Apr 18, 2016
Feds Give Public Hospitals Financial Incentives to Care for the Uninsured

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By Lynn Graebner

Eva, an undocumented immigrant and single mother in Bakersfield who harvests grapes to support her three children, suffered from daily hemorrhaging for eight months after delivering her third child. A physician at a federally-funded community clinic sent her to the hospital to get a biopsy for a uterine growth.

The...

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Help wanted: Coach with strong punch needed for Sacramento Kings

Apr 18, 2016

How about Mike Tyson as the next coach of the Sacramento Kings? Sure, he’s turning 50 this year, but the former heavyweight boxing champ could still knock some sense into DeMarcus Cousins’ thick head or scare the 6-foot-11 star into … Continue reading

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For employers, investment in caregiving pay for themselves

Apr 17, 2016

by Matt Perry

The “Sandwich Generation” has it tough. Not only are these Baby Boom parents raising kids, they’re also caring for aging relatives who demand more of their time: dressing, feeding or transporting them to doctor’s appointments.

All of this while trying to work in an office – often full-time.

The post For employers,...

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Kings are closing season with a loss of integrity

Apr 13, 2016

Baseball star Pete Rose has been banned from major league baseball for life for betting on games. His gambling activity was viewed as a threat to the integrity of the game, right up there with the infamous 1919 Black Sox … Continue reading

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Kings are closing season with a loss of integrity

Apr 13, 2016

Baseball star Pete Rose has been banned from major league baseball for life for betting on games. His gambling activity was viewed as a threat to the integrity of the game, right up there with the infamous 1919 Black Sox … Continue reading

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Do Central Valley Hospitals Earn Their Nonprofit Tax Breaks?

Apr 11, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

Major Central Valley hospitals don’t report enough data to determine whether they earn the extensive tax breaks they get for operating as nonprofits, according to a study released Monday.

“These hospitals get a whopping tax break because they’re supposed to benefit the community as not-for-profits, but the data they report is so...

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