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Vice President Mike Pence paid a visit to the Central Valley Wednesday to bolster enthusiasm the new trade deal with Mexico and Canada. The visit amounted to as much a campaign rally as a policy talk. Reporter: Laura Tsutsui, Valley Public Radio
Legislation that would establish a long-term drinking-water fund went to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk earlier this week. The fund would help places like Lanare, a small town in the Central Valley that, until earlier this year, had been a poster child for contaminated drinking water. Reporter: Kerry Klein, Valley Public Radio
A key State Senate Committee voted Wednesday in favor of a bill that could reclassify many so-called “gig workers” as staff employees. Reporter: Chloe Veltman
Rising sea levels in the coming century could prove as devastating as other recent natural disasters. Guest: Rosanna Xia, Los Angeles Times
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