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Infrastructure Bill to Bring Jobs, Fund Projects in California

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Infrastructure Package Expected to Have Widespread Impact in California

The massive infrastructure package that's awaiting President Biden's signature is expected to have a longstanding impact on California. And it won't just be fixing roads and modernizing transit projects.
Guest: Serena Alexander, Associate Professor with the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, San Jose State University

Washington State Shows Interest in California's Cap and Trade Market

At the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, state senators from California and their counterparts in Washington state discussed merging part of their cap-and-trade markets, as a means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 
Reporter: Kevin Stark, KQED

Fast Food Workers Across California Walk Out

Fast food workers across California are walking out on Tuesday to advocate for better working conditions. The workers are calling for the passage of Assembly Bill 257, which would establish a fast food council to set standards for industry wages and working conditions. 
Reporter: Shehreen Karim, KQED 

Non-Profit Looks to Help Communities Rebuild from Devastation of Dixie Fire

After burning nearly a million acres, the Dixie Fire, which started in July northwest of Lake Tahoe, was fully contained late last month. But for many communities in Northern California, the recovery process is just beginning.
Reporter: Keith Mizuguchi, The California Report

Endangered Blackbirds Being Protected in Central Valley

The tri-colored blackbird, which is native to much of the Central Valley, gained protection under California’s Endangered Species Act in 2018. Since then, populations of the tri-colored blackbird appear to have stopped declining.
Reporter: Kerry Klein, Valley Public Radio


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