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Equifax Settlement, Wildfire Fund Lawsuit, Making Waves In Climate Research

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra weighs in on the $600 million settlement Equifax is expected to pay in fines and monetary relief to consumers over its 2017 data breach. Also, a ratepayer lawsuit claims that a new California wildfire fund law unconstitutional, San Diego scientists make waves in climate research, a beehive invention looks to backyard beekeepers to save dying bees, and how to make sure you’re taking proper care of your pet.

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Equifax To Pay Up To $700 Million In Data Breach Settlement

July 22
Avie Schneider / NPR

The credit reporting agency will pay up to $700 million in fines and monetary relief to consumers over a 2017 data breach that affected nearly 150 million people.

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Ratepayer Lawsuit Claims New Wildfire Fund Law Unconstitutional

July 19
By David Washburn

Gov. Gavin Newsom says the law is needed to protect consumers from skyrocketing wildfire costs. Former City Attorney Michael Aguirre calls it an unlawful gift of public funds.

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San Diego Scientists Make Waves In Climate Research

July 19
By Erik Anderson

San Diego researchers are collaborating to understand the ocean’s role in the planet’s climate.

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Beehive Invention Looks To Backyard Beekeepers To Save Dying Bees

July 22
By John Carroll

Millions of bees are dying across the world because of a condition called, "colony collapse disorder." But an invention by an Australian father and son is helping small colonies of bees to survive, even thrive.

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How Do You Make Sure You’re Taking Proper Care Of Your Pet?

April 2
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego Humane Society President and CEO, Dr. Gary Weitzman, is out with a new book. It’s called “The Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior, And Happiness, The Veterinarian's Approach to At-Home Animal Care.”

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Roundtable: Change In Asylum Rules Strands Thousands

July 19
By Pat Finn

The Trump Administration's new rules on asylum mean migrants must receive an asylum determination from another country before applying in the U.S. If it takes affect, it will strand thousands in Mexico.

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George Takei Speaking About New Graphic Novel, 'They Called Us Enemy' At Comic-Con

July 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

"The Called Us Enemy" tells the story of George Takei's childhood years spent in internment camps for Japanese Americans during World War II. The scenes and illustrations bring that shameful episode in American history to life.

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Investigation Reveals Less Than 10% Of San Diego Rape Cases Solved Since 2013

July 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Law enforcement statistics reveal that rape is one of the most difficult violent crimes to solve. San Diego’s numbers, 2,954 reported since 2013 and first published in an investigative report by NBC 7, reflect that national trend.

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What Led Asylum-Seekers From Cameroon To Tijuana?

July 18
By Jade Hindmon

Last week, a group of about 50 asylum seekers from Cameroon protested the immigration process in Tijuana. They say they have been waiting a month or more to request asylum and are running out of money.

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These California Counties In Fire-Prone Areas Don’t Have Access To A Federal Emergency Alert System

July 18
By Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services says access to the system should be a part of any notification strategy.

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San Diego Rep. Susan Davis Proposing Military Food Assistance Legislation

July 18
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Military families on the low-end of the official pay scale often find themselves in a financial bind especially when they are stationed in high-cost-of-living areas like San Diego. While their housing allowance is increased to be able to afford a place to live that increase boosts their overall income and disqualifies them from most food assistance programs.

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Comic-Con 50: Longtime Attendees Explain Why It's So Special

July 18
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con celebrates its 50th show this week and has evolved into an event that sprawls out from the convention center and attracts upwards of 130,000 attendees. But it wasn't always that big. KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando speaks with some long-time attendees, including a pair who have been to every single show.

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