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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/07/31/high-speed-rail-ruling-overturned/ target=_self>State Appeals Court Delivers Win For High-Speed Rail</a>

News Fix | July 31, 2014

State Appeals Court Delivers Win For High-Speed Rail

Rendering of high-speed rail. (Courtesy the High-Speed Rail Authority) A state appeals court has delivered a much-needed win for California's controversial $68 billion High-Speed Rail project. In a Thursday evening ruling, California's 3rd Court of Appeals overturned two November 2013 decisions by a Sacramento judge blocking the project from tapping read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/science/2014/07/31/commercial-operations-close-at-drakes-bay-oyster-company/ target=_self>Commercial Operations Close at Drakes Bay Oyster Company</a>

KQED Science | July 31, 2014

Commercial Operations Close at Drakes Bay Oyster Company

By Cy Musiker KQED News Jorge Mata has been working on the oyster farm for thirty years. (Jeremy Raff/KQED) It looked and sounded like business as usual a few days ago at Drakes Bay Oyster Company on Drakes Estero on the Point Reyes Peninsula. Seventy or more people were crowded around the oyster read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/07/31/cal-fire-gains-ground-on-mother-lode-blaze-2nd-fire-burns-near-yosemite/ target=_self>California Fire Roundup: Fire Near Yosemite Slows, Southern Sierra Blaze Grows</a>

News Fix | July 31, 2014

California Fire Roundup: Fire Near Yosemite Slows, Southern Sierra Blaze Grows

The French Fire has burned 5,600 acres near the upper San Joaquin River in Sierra National Forest. (U.S. Forest Service/Inciweb) Update, 4:45 p.m. Thursday: Today's developments on major fires burning in California: The El Portal Fire, burning on the western border of Yosemite National Park: Officials say the fire has read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/07/31/tesla-breaks-ground-on-potential-nevada-site-for-battery-factory/ target=_self>Tesla Breaks Ground on ‘Potential’ Nevada Site for Battery Factory</a>

News Fix | July 31, 2014

Tesla Breaks Ground on ‘Potential’ Nevada Site for Battery Factory

Vehicle charging stations at Tesla Motors plant in Fremont. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)From the “You Never Know When You Might Need a Nice Hole in the Ground” Department: Palo Alto's Tesla Motors has created a stir with two announcements today: First, it will partner with Japan's Panasonic on battery read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/07/31/californias-2015-obamacare-premiums-will-increase-modestly/ target=_self>California’s 2015 Obamacare Premiums Will Increase Modestly</a>

State of Health | July 31, 2014

California’s 2015 Obamacare Premiums Will Increase Modestly

Screenshot from CoveredCA.com, the website of Covered California. Officials with Covered California, the state's Obamacare marketplace say premiums will go up an average 4.2 percent statewide in 2015 for the 1.2 million Californians currently enrolled in insurance through the exchange. Peter Lee, executive director of the agency, was clearly delighted. “This is read more...

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/07/31/140932/three_years_on_utahs_immigrant_guest_worker_law_still_stalled?source=npr&category=u.s. target=_self>Three Years On, Utah's Immigrant Guest Worker Law Still Stalled</a>

KQED News | July 31, 2014

Three Years On, Utah's Immigrant Guest Worker Law Still Stalled

At the Utah State Capitol, a mural of Brigham Young and the first Mormon pioneers brings some color to the building's spartan rotunda. Beneath it is a more modern sculpture — a woman walking forward with her son, who's holding a globe. Underneath the statue are the words "Immigration and Settlement." read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/07/30/west-nile-virus-pesticide-spray-san-mateo-county/ target=_self>San Mateo County Spraying Pesticide to Head Off West Nile Virus</a>

News Fix | July 31, 2014

San Mateo County Spraying Pesticide to Head Off West Nile Virus

Bay City News A mosquito bite. (dr_relling/Flickr) San Mateo County mosquito control officials sprayed for mosquitoes in a roughly square-mile section of East San Mateo Wednesday night to prevent the spread of West Nile virus. Five dead birds that tested positive for West Nile virus were found in San Mateo in read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/science/2014/07/31/the-tahoe-tsunami-new-study-envisions-early-geologic-event/ target=_self>The “Tahoe Tsunami”: New Study Envisions Early Geologic Event</a>

KQED Science | July 31, 2014

The “Tahoe Tsunami”: New Study Envisions Early Geologic Event

Eagle Rock, above the town of Tahoe Pines, overlooks the northern part of McKinney Bay, a giant landslide scar bitten out of the flank of Lake Tahoe. The rock sits in the glacial valley of Blackwood Creek, but the moraine at its toe is missing—evidence that the slide and mega-tsunami read more...

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/07/31/140924/thousands_of_inmates_serve_time_fighting_the_wests_forest_fires?source=npr&category=u.s. target=_self>Thousands Of Inmates Serve Time Fighting The West's Forest Fires</a>

KQED News | July 31, 2014

Thousands Of Inmates Serve Time Fighting The West's Forest Fires

As wildfire season rages in California, firefighting help is coming from an unexpected place: prison. Thousands of low-level offenders have become a crucial component of how the state battles wildfires. If there's a wildfire here, there are inmates battling it. Emir Dunn is one of the inmates working a wildfire in the read more...

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/07/31/140914/in_obamas_foreign_policy_some_see_patience_some_see_passivity?source=npr&category=u.s. target=_self>In Obama's Foreign Policy, Some See Patience; Some See Passivity</a>

KQED News | July 31, 2014

In Obama's Foreign Policy, Some See Patience; Some See Passivity

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