Eric Westervelt

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California Outlaws Big Bills For Minor City Violations

Sunday, September 09, 2018

The law makes it illegal for cities and counties to charge defendants for the legal costs to investigate, prosecute or appeal a criminal violation of a local ordinance.

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In Oakland, More Data Hasn't Meant Less Racial Disparity During Police Stops

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Despite 15 years of federal oversight and data collection, the Oakland Police Department persists in racially biased policing. Community activists are frustrated that more has not changed.

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The Pot Breathalyzer Is Here. Maybe

Saturday, August 04, 2018

As marijuana legalization spreads, police are asking for better tools to detect drugged drivers. Some police are now working with researchers to try to bring a THC breathalyzer to market.

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VA Whistleblowers 10 Times More Likely Than Peers To Receive Disciplinary Action

Thursday, July 19, 2018

A new report by the Government Accountability Office also found that nearly two-thirds of individuals who filed formal complaints did not work for Veterans Affairs the following year.

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For VA Whistleblowers, A Culture Of Fear And Retaliation

Thursday, June 21, 2018

VA employees in one Southeast district say a toxic culture of retaliation has undermined veterans' care and worker morale. There is growing skepticism among whistleblowers the VA can police itself.

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Investigation Into The VA Reveals A Culture Of Retaliation Against Whistleblowers

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

VA employees in one Southeast district say a toxic culture of retaliation has undermined veterans' care and worker morale. There is growing skepticism among whistleblowers the VA can police itself.

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50 Years After His Death, Making RFK More Than A Ghost And A Mural

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Multi-generations debate and reminisce about the legacy left by the slain Democratic senator from New York. He championed for better treatment of the poor and people of color.

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Coming To Terms With Texas School Shooting

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Residents in Santa Fe, Texas are trying to make sense of last week's school shooting, which left 10 people dead. A 17-year-old student allegedly opened fire on classmates.

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New Details Emerge About Suspect In Texas School Shooting That Killed 10

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Authorities in Texas have said little about the suspect accused of killing 10 people at Santa Fe High School last Friday. People who knew the 17-year-old are helping to fill in the details.

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Beyond A Failed Nominee: Whistleblower Retaliation Another Problem At The VA

Friday, April 27, 2018

The VA Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection has taken on dozens of new cases of alleged retaliation. But some VA employees are skeptical the office will be able to protect them.

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Some California Cities Criminalize Nuisance Code Violations

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A lawsuit filed Tuesday aims to halt what it sees as the criminalization of minor property code violations, which can hit homeowners with thousands of dollars in cost recovery fees.

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Experts Say Nuclear Attack Preparation Is Lacking

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The ability to react to an emergency alert is key to getting people the aid they need. But many question whether authorities are prepared to provide that initial help in the event of a nuclear attack.

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In Southern California, Some Cities Are Criminalizing Nuisance Code Violations

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Some families have been slapped with giant "cost recovery" legal bills they cannot afford to pay. A non-profit law center filed suit Tuesday to try to stop the practice.

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California Town Wrestles With Aftermath Of Shooting Rampage

Friday, February 09, 2018

A visit to Rancho Tehama shows a small, rural community still struggling with the fallout from last fall's massacre in which a gunman killed five townspeople and wounded 12 others.

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Thomas Fire Burns An Area Larger Than Metro New York City

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Crews battling the massive wildfire in southern California are struggling to protect communities along the scenic coastline outside Santa Barbara. Authorities warn the Thomas fire continues to expand.

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News Brief: Outlook For Alabama, California Fires, Honduras Election

Monday, December 11, 2017

As voters in Alabama prepare to elect a new senator, we look at the potential consequences. Also, an update on fires in California and the contested election in Honduras.

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New Evacuations As California Fires Continue

Monday, December 11, 2017

California fires are spreading to the coast, threatening the suburbs of Santa Barbara. We have the latest on the high-speed winds that are fanning the flames.

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Quick Acting School Staff In California Avert A Sandy Hook Massacre

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Within hearing the first 3 gunshots, staff at Rancho Tehama Elementary School immediately started lock-down procedures they'd practiced for years. Their fast action is credited with saving lives.

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Northern California Gunman's Wife Found Dead, Bringing Death Toll To 6

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

More details are coming out about the shooting in northern California Tuesday. The shooter's wife is now among the dead. Investigators say his two assault rifles were home-built, unregistered and illegal.

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News Brief: Army Takes Control In Zimbabwe, Republicans Respond To Roy Moore

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The army in Zimbabwe has seized control of the country, though they say it's not a coup. Also, Republican lawmakers are looking at options to keep Roy Moore out of the Senate.

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