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Covered California Announces 2016 Rates

KVCR's Rick Dulock shares this report from Capital Public Radio on Monday's announcement of Covered California 2016 Rates.
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This week's heat wave - with temperatures expected in the triple-digits for several days will increase demand for electricity, but the operator of California's grid says wildfires pose the biggest threat to power supplies. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has the story.

Covered California Announces 2016 Rates

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KVCR's Rick Dulock shares this report from Capital Public Radio on Monday's announcement of Covered California 2016 Rates.

Covered California Rate Announcement - Monday

Jul 27, 2015
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Covered California will announce its 2016 health insurance rates Monday. Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr has this report.

The Press Enterprise reported on a single engine plane crash in a Riverside neighborhood. KVCR's Rick Dulock shared the report during Morning Edition.

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Last week, the Pass community of Beaumont approved 32 million dollars in new bonds. The decision comes in the wake of an investigation by the FBI and an audit by the State Controller's Office. KVCR's Matt Guilhem looked into the type of bonds being issued and produced this report.

New Science on Wildfires and Elevation

Jul 27, 2015
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A new study shows wildfires are increasingly occurring at higher elevations in the Sierra Nevada. Researchrs say climate change and some forest management practices may be driving the change. Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports.

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New state and federal funding will provide relief for farmworkers hurt by California's drought.  The U.S. Department of Labor is providing 18 million dollars and the state is providing 7.5 million.  Capital Public Radio's Lesley McClurg has more.

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Supporters of Physician-assisted suicide in California were dealt another setback on Friday. Katie Orr reports for Capital Public Radio.

Drought Increasing Costs For Citrus Growers

Jul 24, 2015
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Citrus prices could increase as the influence of the drought grows for California farmers. KVCR's Rick Dulock reads this report from Capital Public Radio.

Why Lake Tahoe is So Blue

Jul 24, 2015
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Scientists have long thought that the blueness of Lake Tahoe was due to the lake's clarity. A new study out of the University of California at Davis shows that algae plays an important role. Amy Quinton has this report from Capital Public Radio.

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