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    PNS Daily News - September 4, 20150 


    Our news today includes a report on the drive for criminal charges against car company executives; a new ranking on where to go for jobs in clean energy; and why the millennial generation may need some confidence boosting.

Public News Service - California

California added 1,200 new clean energy jobs, mostly in solar, wind and manufacturing, making it third in the nation for green job growth. Credit: adamkaz/iStockphoto.com.

SACRAMENTO - California is third in the nation in creating green jobs in the second quarter of 2015, behind Texas and Nevada. The ranking comes in a new clean energy jobs report from a national nonpartisan business group called Environmental Entrepreneurs, or E2. E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe s...Read More

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A settlement agreement announced Tuesday ends long-term, indefinite solitary confinement in California prisons. Credit: markrhiggins/iStock

Up to 2,000 people in solitary confinement will be re-evaluated for release into California's maximum-security general prison population over the next year - the result of a landmark legal settlement announced Tuesday. A group serving time in the Pelican Bay Secure Housing Unit, some of whom had be...Read More

Public News Service - CA

Workers and labor advocates are rallying today in Sacramento to combat wage theft and support Senate Bill 588. Credit: cohdra/morguefile.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Workers and labor advocates are rallying in Sacramento today in support of a bill to combat wage theft by companies that fail to pay workers overtime or give legally-required breaks during work shifts. Senate Bill 588, known as the "Fair Day's Pay Act," would close loopho...Read More

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The death penalty's constitutionality is being argued in a California courtroom today. Credit: davidhills/iStock.

PASADENA, Calif. – The death penalty itself is on trial today in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court in Pasadena. California's attorney general is appealing last year's ruling that declared the state's system of capital punishment unconstitutional. The federal judge in that case said the extensiv...Read More

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The Chinook salmon run won't dry out this summer, thanks to a court ruling this week. Credit: bpperry/iStock

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Salmon are safe for now - because a federal judge ruled this week against two Central Valley Water Districts that wanted to stop reservoir water from being released into local rivers. The San Luis and Delta-Mendota Water Authority and Westlands Water District have been suing th...Read More

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This gray wolf is part of the first known pack in California in almost 90 years. Credit: California Department of Fish and Game.

MOUNT SHASTA, Calif. - The wolf pack is back - literally! A pack of gray wolves has been discovered in California for the first time since they were hunted almost to extinction about 90 years ago. Trail cameras recently caught sight of what's known as the Shasta pack in Siskiyou County near Mount ...Read More

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Operation Ceasefire combines the efforts of police, prosecutors, public health and social services to target gang violence hotspots. Credit: Rich Legg/iStock.

The community of San Bernardino came together Thursday night for a vigil to honor 4-year-old Daniel Munoz, who was shot to death in his aunt's front yard in late July, the victim of random violence. The San Bernardino Police Department is looking to make a difference by establishing a program calle...Read More

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A court case this week challenges a Berkeley ordinance requiring retailers to inform customers of cell phones’ recommended distance from the body. Credit: d3damon/iStock

BERKELEY, Calif. - The City of Berkeley is fighting the wireless industry's trade group in federal court on Thursday. The city is defending an ordinance that would require cell phone retailers to post a sign warning people who carry a phone close to the body may exceed federal guidelines on exposur...Read More

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