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Last Updated07/28/22 1:15 PMDate Started07/22/22 2:10 PMLocation InformationHwy 140 and Carstens Rd, near MidpinesLat/Long[37.5509366, -119.9234728]Administrative UnitUnified Command: CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit and Sierra National ForestCommand TeamCAL FIRE Incident Management Team 5CauseUnder InvestigationReportsClick here for prior status reports Status Updates Situation Summary Fire behavior was moderate overnight with most of the …

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Valley fever researchers have developed a vaccine—for dogs

Each year, the fungal disease valley fever infects tens of thousands of people in the American Southwest. Studies suggest infection rates could be even higher among dogs, however, and researchers in Arizona are now announcing progress on a canine valley fever vaccine. Valley fever is caused by a fungus that …

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Six years in, dairy producers and conservation groups together are protecting endangered blackbirds

The tricolored blackbird, native almost exclusively to Central California, gained protection under the state’s Endangered Species Act in 2018. Since then, the most at-risk colonies have successfully been protected, thanks in large part to San Joaquin Valley dairies. Sporting distinctive red and white shoulder patches, tricolored blackbirds have a nasal …

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Photojournalist captures a Fresno family’s journey out of poverty

Photojournalist Ryan Christopher Jones spent five years documenting one Fresno family’s transition from poverty into the middle class. His images were recently published in “The Atlantic.” Valley Edition Host Kathleen Schock spoke to Jones about how the project evolved from its initial concept of exploring the growing tech scene in …

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