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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
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
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
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
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
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
Mountain bikers on Mount Tamalpais want more access to the Easy Grade trail, but new data shows when there's bad behavior, visitors can't expect much enforcement from California State Parks. Senior Investigative Reporter Vicky... Read More
Palo Alto residents are demanding action from city leaders to increase oversight of a program intended to protect teens. In March, the Investigative Unit 's cameras recorded security guards hired to stand watch for at risk... Read More
After the tragic death of Don Williams at a Gilroy railroad crossing, the Investigative Unit has learned massive maintenance of way vehicles on the nation’s railroads do not always trigger the crossing gates and signal lights... Read More
An employee perk at some of the world’s most well-known tech companies is being blamed for slowing down San Francisco commuters, while also potentially putting them at risk of injury along the city's roadways. The NBC Bay... Read More
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