Eric Westervelt

Eric Westervelt appears in the following:

Housing Crisis Concerns Grow As Camp Fire Continues To Burn

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Butte County is among the poorest in California. Residents whose homes were destroyed are now in a tough spot as the county doesn't have enough existing housing for the thousands who are displaced.

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Paradise Fire Leaves Most Residents Homeless

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Most of the town of Paradise is now homeless. What happens to the town and what happens to the 27,000 without homes in northern California?

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Newsbrief: Calif. Wildfires, Brexit And Chinese Muslim Repression

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The death toll climbs to 48 in Calif. wildfires. Britain's prime minister presents a Brexit plan to her cabinet Wednesday. And a look at China's growing repression of mostly Muslim minorities.

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Camp Fire Becomes Deadliest Wildfire In California's History

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The remains of at least 42 people have been located in charred areas of the wildfire still burning in northern California outside of the city of Chico. More than 200 people are reported missing.

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Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus Was Nearing Retirement When He Was Killed In Bar Shooting

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Ventura County Sheriff Sgt. Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran of the department, was one of the first officers at the bar shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The department says he died in the line of duty.

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Several States Pass Criminal Justice Measures

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Voters in Florida overwhelmingly passed an amendment to restore voting eligibility to former felons. It was one of several criminal justice initiatives passed across the county this election.

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News Brief: Jeff Sessions, White House Shake-Up And Voting In Florida

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Jeff Sessions resigns as attorney general and is replaced by a Trump loyalist, Matthew Whitaker. And the midterms bring the first major White House shake-up since Democrats won control of the House.

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Is There A Cure For Hate?

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

After the Pittsburgh mass killing, many are wondering how to turn extremists away from violence and hate. But there is very little research, and even less funding, to make that happen.

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Synagogue Shooting Follows Historic Rise In Anti-Semitic Incidents And Online Attacks

Monday, October 29, 2018

A rise in anti-Semitic rhetoric has become normalized in this country and, unless it is condemned, it gives the green light to extremists, warns the Anti-Defamation League.

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Quake Insurance? California Wants People To Say Yes To Coverage

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Almost 90 percent of Californians do not have earthquake insurance. That worries state officials and quake experts, who are renewing the push to boost insurance coverage.

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California's Bail Overhaul May Do More Harm Than Good, Reformers Say

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

California is the largest state in the country to do away with money bail. Many progressive legal groups say it will result in more people detained without evidence or trial.

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A Survivor Helps Other Survivors Process The Horrors Of The Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Monday, October 01, 2018

Clinical psychologist Shiva Ghaed thought she understood the long-term impacts of trauma. But after surviving the Las Vegas shooting, she didn't realize what it would do to her.

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Remembering Guitarist Otis Rush

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Guitarist Otis Rush helped shape the Chicago blues sound, and deeply influenced a generation of musicians including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy. He died on Saturday at the age of 84.

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Otis Rush, Chicago Blues Legend, Dies At 84

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Rush's unique style of soloing and powerful tenor voice helped shape the Chicago blues sound and deeply influenced famed guitarists like Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Page and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

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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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