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Monday, Oct 12, 2015 Share
OSHA Dismisses Majority of Whistleblower Cases

OSHA Dismisses Majority of Whistleblower Cases

From airlines to pipelines, they’re workers on the front lines who speak up when systems break down. The government built a safety net for employees who get fired for raising red flags about safety issues or illegal activities. Read More

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Monday, Oct 12, 2015 Share
Whistleblower Investigator Fired From Own Agency

Whistleblower Investigator Fired From Own Agency

Darrell Whitman says he was fired for blowing the whistle on his employer because he was worried about public health and safety. The irony: Whitman investigated cases for OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program. Read More

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Monday, Oct 5, 2015 Share
CA National Guard Fails to Meet Deadlines on Benefits Requests

CA National Guard Fails to Meet Deadlines on Benefits Requests

They have earned medals and honors for their service to our country, but members of the California National Guard say the military has let them down. Testimony from current and former service members and records obtained by NBC Bay... Read More

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Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015 Share
School District Called Police on Students 1,745 Times in One Year

School District Called Police on Students 1,745 Times in One Year

A Bay Area school district recently referred more students to police than nearly every other district in the country. Read More

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Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 Share
NBC Bay Area's Sysco Investigative Series Wins National Emmy Award

NBC Bay Area's Sysco Investigative Series Wins National Emmy Award

An NBC Bay Area investigation into Sysco Corporation and food safety has won a national News & Documentary Emmy Award. Read More

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Monday, Sep 28, 2015 Share
Disproportionate Number of Disabled, Black Students Arrested

Disproportionate Number of Disabled, Black Students Arrested

Having police on school campuses is supposed to keep kids safe, but some say students are actually being harmed when the line between criminal activity and childish misbehavior gets blurred. Read More

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Monday, Sep 21, 2015 Share
Levi's Stadium Lights May Be Airport Safety Hazard

Levi's Stadium Lights May Be Airport Safety Hazard

Some pilots say powerful lights above and around the new Levi’s Stadium can cause safety hazards for flights in and out of San Jose Mineta International Airport. Read More

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Friday, Sep 18, 2015 Share
Whole Foods to Stop Selling Rabbit Meat

Whole Foods to Stop Selling Rabbit Meat

Whole Foods will end its pilot program of selling rabbit meat in its stores. This comes after the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit revealed low sales and details from USDA inspection reports for the source of the meat. Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Sep 17, 2015
New in the Whole Foods Meat Case: Rabbits

New in the Whole Foods Meat Case: Rabbits

The Investigative Unit reviewed USDA inspection reports to see how rabbits are housed and slaughtered for Whole Foods’ pilot program. Reported internal sales numbers shared with NBC Bay Area reveal the actual demand for rabbit meat... Read More

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Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 Share
Why It's Legal For People to Solicit You When You're Shopping

Why It's Legal For People to Solicit You When You're Shopping

After the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit first exposed so-called charity Gift A Vet for lying about claims it helps homeless and disabled veterans, the group moved to another shopping center. Frustrated viewers wanted to know why... Read More

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