Resentencing Program Finds Support From Prosecutors Across the State

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California Program to Lower Prison Sentences Being Embraced by Prosecutors Across the State

There’s been a lot of debate lately in California over whether efforts to roll back tough on crime laws have gone too far. Often, those conversations pit law enforcement officials against those who support the reforms. But a a California program to lower prison sentences is being embraced by prosecutors in both red and blue counties.
Reporter: Marisa Lagos, KQED 

Visitors to Skilled Nursing Facilities Struggle to Find Necessary COVID Tests

The mad scramble for at-home COVID tests has been frustrating for Californians since omicron hit. And for people who have friends and loved ones in skilled nursing facilities, the search is becoming even more of an urgent issue.
Reporter: Keith Mizuguchi, The California Report

New Bill Would Raise Penalties When Health Insurers Break the Law

A new bill introduced in Sacramento would increase fines health insurers have to pay when they break the law. The goal is to make sure patients get the care they’re entitled to.
Reporter: April Dembosky, KQED

Federal Judge Blasts PG&E as Probation Nears Its End

The federal judge who has overseen Pacific Gas & Electric's probation for the last five years says the company continues to be a wildfire menace to Californians.
Reporter: Dan Brekke, KQED 

Researchers Say Forests Need to Change Dramatically to Combat Climate Change

California's forests will need to look a lot different if they’re going to survive the challenges of a warming world.  New research out of the University of California and the US Forest Service, provides a roadmap.
Reporter: Danielle Venton, KQED 

San Francisco Facing Dueling Proposals on Surveillance Cameras

San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s new proposal to loosen surveillance camera rules, as part of her plan to crack down on crime, is facing competition from another measure on the June ballot.
Reporter: Rachael Myrow, KQED