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Massive Bird Flu Outbreak Severely Impacting Farms In Central Valley

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ACTON, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 05: Rescued chickens gather in an aviary at Farm Sanctuary’s Southern California Sanctuary on October 5, 2022 in Acton, California. A wave of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian flu has now entered Southern California as the fall bird migration sets in, raising concerns for wild birds and poultry farms in the region. Farm Sanctuary is home to rescued chickens, turkeys, cows, pigs and other farm animals.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Impact Of Bird Flu Outbreak Widespread Across California  

There’s a nasty virus spreading through the U.S.  We’re not talking about COVID and we’re not even talking about humans.  Avian influenza or bird flu has affected millions of birds across the country, including here in California.   And in the Central Valley, farmers have been set back months due to the loss of flock and eggs.
Reporter: Kerry Klein, KVPR

Reparations Package Introduced By State Legislators

The push for California to provide reparations for Black Californians is taking shape at the state capitol.  Members of the legislature’s Black Caucus have chosen 14 reparations bills to prioritize this year. Those range from a formal apology on behalf of California lawmakers who supported slavery, to limits on solitary confinement in state prisons.
Reporter: Guy Marzorati, KQED 


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