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Hospitals pour money into California ballot campaign

Apr 15, 2014
Hospitals pour money into California ballot campaign

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In less than three months, healthcare networks and individual hospitals have pumped more than $51 million into a proposed ballot measure meant to lock up revenue from a Legislature-approved fee on acute-care hospitals.

The measure would limit lawmakers' ability to change or repeal the "Medi-Cal Hospital Reimbursement Act," which lawmakers...

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RSVP Volunteer Opportunities

Apr 15, 2014

April 15, 2014 - Everyone is invited to share their time and talents with Nevada County non-profits, public agencies, and schools. Over 75 local agencies need your help. View more volunteer opportunities at www.volunteernevadacounty.org. Here is a sampling of what is available:

Participants Needed for 'Stay Well at Home'

If you are 75 years...

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Fire safety & health groups defend improved furniture flammability standard against chemical company challenge

Apr 15, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. April 15, 2014 - A coalition of fire safety and health groups has intervened to support the recently updated California furniture flammability regulations, which have been challenged by the major chemical manufacturer Chemtura. Effec...

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Finding an Alternative to Rodenticide: Use a Better Mousetrap

Apr 15, 2014

April 15, 2014 - Recent news that California will remove second-generation rodenticides from the consumer market was welcome at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Unfortunately, some consumers concluded that they would soon have no way to keep "disease-ridden vermin" away from their homes. That is not the case.

The Department of Pesticide...

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Community college completion rate falls during recession

Apr 15, 2014
Community college completion rate falls during recession

Completion rates at the California Community Colleges have fallen steadily over the past four years, according to the first update of the system's Student Success Scorecard. The accountability report released Tuesday, which tracks key performance meas...

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Study shows climate change disrupts natural relationships between species

Apr 15, 2014
Study shows climate change disrupts natural relationships between species

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9 Great Days, 9 Great Ways to Celebrate National Park Week

Apr 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 15, 2014 - From April 19 – 27, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation will host National Park Week, featuring special events in parks nationwide. This year's theme, "National Park Week: Go Wild!" invites visitors to celebrate all that America's 401 national parks have to offer. With free...

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Raptor Rehabilitation and Training in Northern California

Apr 15, 2014
Raptor Rehabilitation and Training in Northern California

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BriarPatch takes bold step to reduce impacts from single-use bags with 10¢ bag charge to begin on Earth Day

Apr 15, 2014
BriarPatch takes bold step to reduce impacts from single-use bags with 10¢ bag charge to begin on Earth Day

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Nevada County Sheriff’s Management Association announces endorsements

Apr 15, 2014
Nevada County Sheriff’s Management Association announces endorsements

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