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Ocean life is tangled in dangerous nets and bad policy

Off the California coast, commercial swordfish fishermen use antiquated mile-long nets that are left overnight in the ocean, where they can entangle whales, dolphins, sea lions, sharks and other fish. Bills in Congress and the Legislature would discontinue this deadly fishing gear.

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Why is California not doing more to stop lead poisoning?

California had smaller versions of the lead poisoning in Flint, Mich., at a Sacramento gun range and a Los Angeles battery recycling plant. Assembly Bill 2963, which is to be heard Wednesday, June 20, 2018, by the Senate Health Committee, aims to ensure there are no more such cases.

Homeless in Sacramento

Sacramento Bee photographers found a few people willing to tell us why they are homeless.