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Lawsuit against Compton Unified School District poses question: Can trauma be a disability?

Lawsuit against Compton Unified School District poses question: Can trauma be a disability?
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Kimberly Cervantes is one of five students in Compton suing the school district, alleging school administrators refused to provide help to address trauma physical and emotional trauma they’d suffered and that hurt their education.; Credit: Adolfo Guzman-Lopez/KPCC (Files from NPR) – The defendants may be one Southern California school district and its top officials, but an […]

LA County health officials want to make restaurant grading system tougher

LA County health officials want to make restaurant grading system tougher

Los Angeles convenience store. ; Credit: Gareth Simpson via Flickr LA County health officials want to overhaul the restaurant health grading system, reports the Pasadena Star-News. The new system, if put into place, would make it harder for restaurants with prior health writeups to get an A rating. The recommendation is part of a report […]

Kids who vape 4x more likely to smoke tobacco, according to new JAMA study

Kids who vape 4x more likely to smoke tobacco, according to new JAMA study

In this photo illustration, a man smokes an E-Cigarette; Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images The state legislature will reconsider a bill Wednesday that would regulate e-cigarettes the same as tobacco, one day after a new study was released that shows 14-year-olds who’ve tried e-cigarettes are four times more likely to try other tobacco products. The study, […]

National Labor Board denies college players right to unionize

National Labor Board denies college players right to unionize

Citing what they deem as the NCAA’s abdication of responsibility to protect athletes from injury, the College Athletes Association (CAPA) announced the creation of the new labor organization to represent college football and basketball players. This organization just lost a lawsuit, denying Northwestern football players the right to unionize; Credit: David Banks/Getty Images CHICAGO (AP) […]

National Labor Board denies college players right to unionize

National Labor Board denies college players right to unionize

Citing what they deem as the NCAA’s abdication of responsibility to protect athletes from injury, the College Athletes Association (CAPA) announced the creation of the new labor organization to represent college football and basketball players. This organization just lost a lawsuit, denying Northwestern football players the right to unionize; Credit: David Banks/Getty Images CHICAGO (AP) […]

Filmweek: ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E,’ ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ ‘ Mistress America’ and more

Filmweek: ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E,’ ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ ‘ Mistress America’ and more

Actor Armie Hammer, director Guy Ritchie, Entertainment Weekly senior writer Kyle Anderson and actor Henry Cavill pose for a photo during SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ Town Hall with Guy Ritchie, Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer on August 12, 2015 in New York City; Credit: Cindy Ord Larry Mantle and KPCC film […]

What fallout from the Gold King Mine spill means for future cleanups in the West

What fallout from the Gold King Mine spill means for future cleanups in the West

The town of Silverton is pictured on August 11, 2015 in Colorado. The Animas River (shown at bottom) was accidentally flooded with approximately three million gallons of wastewater from the Gold King mine last week; Credit: Theo Stroomer/Getty Images It’s been eight days since an Environmental Protection Agency-supervised crew accidentally burst a Gold King Mine […]

What fallout from the Gold King Mine spill means for future cleanups in the West

What fallout from the Gold King Mine spill means for future cleanups in the West

The town of Silverton is pictured on August 11, 2015 in Colorado. The Animas River (shown at bottom) was accidentally flooded with approximately three million gallons of wastewater from the Gold King mine last week; Credit: Theo Stroomer/Getty Images It’s been eight days since an Environmental Protection Agency-supervised crew accidentally burst a Gold King Mine […]

China’s ozone-forming pollutants drift over California, study shows

China’s ozone-forming pollutants drift over California, study shows

A view of the Los Angeles city skyline as heavy smog shrouds the city in California on May 31, 2015; Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images From 2005 to 2010, the western US made huge leaps in cutting ozone-forming pollutants at a 21 percent decrease, but the ozone in the atmosphere did not drop because of a […]

China’s ozone-forming pollutants drift over California, study shows

China’s ozone-forming pollutants drift over California, study shows

A view of the Los Angeles city skyline as heavy smog shrouds the city in California on May 31, 2015; Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images From 2005 to 2010, the western US made huge leaps in cutting ozone-forming pollutants at a 21 percent decrease, but the ozone in the atmosphere did not drop because of a […]