Video: Serene Fang Read full transcript BLACHLY, Ore. – Six years ago, Eron King, an artist and young mother, moved from the edge of Eugene to a creekside plot of forest valley so her two boys could grow up raising hens and Toggenburg goats. She wasn’t naïve about rural life in Oregon, where she’d […]
In Oregon, a conflict is brewing between timber companies and residents over a little-known practice: the widespread use of herbicides in private forestry. Companies have been spraying millions of pounds of herbicide on their forestland, prompting health concerns among local residents who say the chemicals are carried by the wind. Last year, 41 residents submitted […]
Video: Ariane Wu Read full transcript In 2002, five years before journalist Chauncey Bailey was murdered by members of Your Black Muslim Bakery, a woman identified only as Jane Doe 1 stepped forward to report decades of sexual abuse, welfare fraud and violence by the bakery’s leader, Yusuf Bey Sr. She was prepared to hand […]
The top watchdog for the Homeland Security Department told a House oversight panel today that turf battles over internal corruption investigations have subsided and his agency is not backlogged with employee misconduct cases, but he deflected questions about an ongoing criminal investigation of a Texas branch office. Acting Inspector General Charles K. Edwards, testifying before […]
Video: Adithya Sambamurthy/CIR Read full transcript Update, July 27, 2012: News from the court hearing has been added. Four days after Christmas 2008, a 23-year-old research associate working in a UCLA laboratory accidentally pulled the plunger out of a syringe while conducting an experiment. The syringe contained a solution that combusts upon contact with air. […]
REDDING – Caleen Sisk, the chief and spiritual leader of the Winnemem Wintu tribe, wore a traditional basket hat – representing clear thinking – to her meeting with congressional candidate Jim Reed. Amid the din of wheezy coffee grinders at Westside Java & Caffe in Redding, Reed pleaded with Sisk: End her tribe’s longstanding battle […]
A report from the Center for Investigative Reporting and NPR’s Daniel Zwerdling and about efforts to spot terrorist activity at the Mall of America near Minneapolis, where security officials stop 1,200 people each year.
Politics can feel like sports with all its skirmishes, says money and politics reporter Chase Davis. But California Watch focuses on issues beyond the political scoreboard.
At California Watch, Joanna Lin investigates public health issues, which could involve everything from demographics to unemployment.