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Monday, Feb 29, 2016
Eating Disorders in College Sports Ignored at Universities

Eating Disorders in College Sports Ignored at Universities

For many young athletes, making it onto a college sports team is a dream come true. But medical experts caution that student-athletes are among those most likely to develop bone fractures and organ failures associated with... Read More

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Friday, Feb 26, 2016
Enhancements Leave Thousands With Extra-Long Sentences

Enhancements Leave Thousands With Extra-Long Sentences

An investigation into California’s criminal sentencing structure by NBC Bay Area discovered tens of thousands of convicted criminals serving time in prison longer than the sentence for their original, underlying crime, all because... Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Feb 25, 2016
Bay Area Women Call for Ban of Transvaginal Mesh

Bay Area Women Call for Ban of Transvaginal Mesh

Transvaginal mesh, also known as TVM, pelvic mesh, or a bladder sling, is a medical device that’s been sold to millions of women for years, and resulted in thousands of complaints about severe health problems. Read More

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Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016
Problems Existed Prior to Inmate's Jail Death

Problems Existed Prior to Inmate's Jail Death

A four-month-long investigation by NBC Bay Area has uncovered a troubling history of complaints of abuse, fear, intimidation and lack of accountability at Santa Clara County's jails. Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016
Audit: State Bar Failed to Protect Public From Some Bad Lawyers

Audit: State Bar Failed to Protect Public From Some Bad Lawyers

The California State Bar is supposed to protect consumers, but a recent state audit found the agency put people at "significant risk" after failing to keep watch over attorneys across California. NBC Bay Area Investigative Reporter... Read More

Investigations
Monday, Feb 22, 2016
San Francisco EPA Workers Claim Office Is a 'Sick Building'

San Francisco EPA Workers Claim Office Is a 'Sick Building'

The Environmental Protection Agency's mission is to protect human health and the environment, but nearly 100 of its own employees based in the Bay Area believe they're getting sick just by going to work. Read More

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Friday, Feb 19, 2016
Oakland Gun Violence Victims Suffer Continuous PTSD

Oakland Gun Violence Victims Suffer Continuous PTSD

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is usually associated with soldiers returning home from war. But experts in psychological trauma say they now see the condition in residents of Oakland and other American cities with high rates of gun... Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Feb 18, 2016
Guards Hired to Protect Teens Accused of Crimes

Guards Hired to Protect Teens Accused of Crimes

As part of an effort to prevent teens from taking their own lives, the city of Palo Alto spent more than $700,000 on a four year contract with Val Security to hire guards to patrol the rail tracks. The city affirms that the guards’ Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
How Often Body Cams Record During Use-of-Force Incidents

How Often Body Cams Record During Use-of-Force Incidents

At least 10 Bay Area police departments equip their officers with body worn cameras, but some agencies don't track how often those cameras are turned on when an officer uses force. NBC Bay Area Investigative Reporter Vicky... Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016
Congressman Wants to Change Laws Involving PPV Boxing

Congressman Wants to Change Laws Involving PPV Boxing

A federal lawmaker is adding some muscle to a debate about pay-per-view boxing. The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit first exposed that small businesses are getting clobbered by six-figure lawsuits. Read More

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