Yosemite Valley to Evacuate Wednesday Due to Ferguson Fire

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Yosemite Valley to Evacuate Due to Ferguson Fire

Park officials are shutting down sections of Yosemite National Park due to the massive Ferguson Fire burning just miles away. The closure is set to take effect at noon Wednesday, and is expected to last through Sunday. Evacuations are forcing the cancellation of at least 1,000 hotel and camping reservations.
Reporter: Jeremy Siegel

Judge: Large Number of Migrant Parents Separated From Their Children Are Unaccounted For

A San Diego-based federal judge says a large number of parents separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border appear to be unaccounted for and many have been deported.
Reporter: Alex Emslie

Children With Intellectual Disabilities More Vulnerable to Sexual Abuse

People with intellectual disabilities are seven times more likely to experience sexual abuse compared with others. That finding was revealed in an investigation published by NPR earlier this year. The series showed a hidden epidemic of abuse occurring in schools, homes and treatment facilities. KQED’s Peter Arcuni sat with one California family for whom the story is all too familiar.
Reporter: Peter Arcuni

Worst Poverty in California? Not Where You Might Think

Despite the booming economy, and partly because of it, a new study from the Public Policy Institute of California finds that nearly 40 percent of Californians are either poor or near-poor.
Reporter: Scott Shafer

California Spending Newly Awarded Funds For Water Supply

California is getting ready to write some big checks for its water supply. State officials have awarded almost $2.5 billion to new water storage projects. The money comes from a bond voters passed four years ago. KQED Science reporter Lauren Sommer tells us it’s not just for big concrete dams.
Reporter: Lauren Sommer

Lawsuit Claims California Failing to Provide Basic Education

A lawsuit that claims the state of California is failing to provide its children equal access to a basic education will go forward, a Los Angeles court made public this week. Lawyers say the suit is the first to seek the right to access literacy under the state constitution.
Reporter: Vanessa Rancaño

LAPD Releases Bodycam Footage of Officer-Involved Shooting at Trader Joe's

The LAPD revealed on Tuesday that it was one of their officers who shot a Trader Joe’s manager during an exchange of gunfire with an assailant in Los Angeles last weekend. The news that the bullet came from a police gun seemed to come out quickly. The department also released bodycam video from the incident.
Guest: KPCC's Annie Gilbertson