Kaiser Nurses Set to Strike
As many as 18,000 Kaiser Permanente nurses are preparing for a two-day strike that starts Tuesday in Northern California. Despite three months of contract negotiations, there are few areas of agreement.
Strawberry Growers Using Higher Amounts of Risky Pesticide with Approval from Regulators
Nine out of ten strawberries eaten in the U.S. each year come from California. It's a $2.6 billion dollar industry. Conventional growers rely on a risky class of pesticide called fumigants, despite their being linked to cancer and developmental problems. In a new article out today, Senior Editor Andrew Donohue from the Center for Investigative Reporting shows how California regulators have allowed one particular fumigant -- called 1-3-Dichlorapropene, or 1-3-D -- to be used at higher levels than some state scientists are comfortable with.