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The 710 freeway project is officially dead, longterm effects of smoke, LA Auto Show preview




State Secretary of Transportation Brian Annis and State Senator Anthony Portantino hold part of the environmental impact report outlining the new plan for the 710 freeway improvement.
State Secretary of Transportation Brian Annis and State Senator Anthony Portantino hold part of the environmental impact report outlining the new plan for the 710 freeway improvement.
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710 Projects

(Starts at 2:54)

The decades-long project to extend the 710 freeway is officially dead. LA Metro just approved the $500 million allocated for that 710 freeway gap closure to be utilized for other local road improvements - 34 projects total.

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Wildfire Smoke

(Starts at 22:50)

A recent analysis of emergency room trips up north for respiratory issues suggest that the hazards of wildfire smoke linger well past the time the fire has been put out.

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Doctor-Assisted Suicide

(Starts at 17:02)

A California appeals court overturned lower court ruling that found state's assisted suicide law unconstitutional. Despite the court battle, the law has remained in effect. Under it, certain terminally ill patients ca a prescription for a lethal drug. We get a sense of how often that right has been exercised by patients in the state.

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CA Dream: Senior Fraud, pt. 2 

(Starts at 30:01)

Lenders are selling seniors on the idea of home renovation work; sometimes homeowners don’t realize they’ve taken on debt until it’s too late. Amita Sharma of KPBS has this report.

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Too many Huskies

(Starts at 34:39)

Riverside County has a glut of huskies in its shelters, and officials suspect it's related to the cultural phenomenon "Game of Thrones."  So what does this mean for dogs without a home?

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Group shot of Huskies in a kennel.
Group shot of Huskies in a kennel.
Riverside County Animal Services

LA Auto Show Preview 

(Starts at 39:28)

The LA Auto Show opens to the public on Friday but Take Two’s Sue Carpenter got a sneak peak of what’s cool on the convention floor. She joins A Martinez for more.