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Thursday, May 19, 2016
Thousands Violate SF Housing Laws Using Airbnb, Few Face Penalties

Thousands Violate SF Housing Laws Using Airbnb, Few Face Penalties

With rent prices soaring, more and more San Francisco residents are looking to earn some extra cash by renting out their homes to tourists through websites like Airbnb and Craigslist. But as the NBC Bay Area Investigative... Read More

Investigations
Thursday, May 19, 2016
EPA Sets New Health Advisory for Toxic Chemicals in Drinking Water

EPA Sets New Health Advisory for Toxic Chemicals in Drinking Water

The Environmental Protection Agency has established a new lifetime health advisory for toxic chemicals in drinking water. The chemicals are perfluorinated compounds called PFOA and PFOS, which are linked to cancer. Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Toxic Chemical Linked to Firefighting Foam Found in Water

Toxic Chemical Linked to Firefighting Foam Found in Water

Firefighters keep life-saving fire foam on standby at airports in case there’s a crash. For decades, the Army, Navy and Air Force trained with foam at military bases across the country. But now the government is concerned... Read More

Investigations
Monday, May 16, 2016
SF Restaurants Use "Loophole" to Hide Past Health Violations

SF Restaurants Use "Loophole" to Hide Past Health Violations

San Francisco diners can log onto the city’s website to check inspection records for restaurants across the city, but the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit discovered a “loophole” that allows some restaurants to wipe away their dirty... Read More

Investigations
Friday, May 13, 2016
NBC Bay Area Tracks Where Your Water Bond Money Really Goes

NBC Bay Area Tracks Where Your Water Bond Money Really Goes

An NBC Bay Area analysis of projects funded by California’s $7.5 billion water bond found little high-tech, innovative projects that some say are needed to upgrade the State’s aging water infrastructure. Read More

Investigations
Thursday, May 12, 2016
State Finds Mentally Ill Improperly Denied Coverage

State Finds Mentally Ill Improperly Denied Coverage

State and federal laws have helped end the stigma of mental illness, but thousands of Californians are still facing roadblocks to care. An NBC Bay Area review of state data finds health plans and insurers are improperly denying... Read More

Investigations
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
In-Home Health Care Workers Struggle to Get Paid in Timely Manner

In-Home Health Care Workers Struggle to Get Paid in Timely Manner

Tens of thousands of mistakes delay payment, and in some cases, prevent payment of wages to hundreds of health workers employed through California’s In-Home Support Services (IHSS) system. Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
NBC Bay Area Investigation Sparks Consumer Protection Bill

NBC Bay Area Investigation Sparks Consumer Protection Bill

California lawmakers are calling for more oversight of the auto repair industry after an NBC Bay Area investigation exposed how lax enforcement leaves California motorists unprotected. AB 1174 aims to more clearly outline... Read More

Investigations
Monday, May 9, 2016
Video Shows Hotel Staff Accepting Cash Kickbacks from Cab Drivers

Video Shows Hotel Staff Accepting Cash Kickbacks from Cab Drivers

Taxi drivers say they’re forced to pay high-priced, illegal kickbacks to valets and lobby staff at San Francisco International Airport hotels or face losing business to drivers who do pay up. Read More

Investigations
Friday, May 6, 2016
Homecare Lacking for Sick Kids

Homecare Lacking for Sick Kids

Medical advancements are making it easier for medically fragile children to leave the hospital. But coming home is proving more difficult than their families have ever imagined. The Investigative Unit examines the lack of critical... Read More