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Uptick in Measles, Armenian Genocide Remembrance day march, opioid prescription guidelines




LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 24:  Demonstrators protest outside the Turkish Consulate during a rally commemorating the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian genocide on April 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan resigned yesterday following nearly two weeks of street protests. Los Angeles holds the largest number of Armenians in the world outside of Armenia.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 24: Demonstrators protest outside the Turkish Consulate during a rally commemorating the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian genocide on April 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan resigned yesterday following nearly two weeks of street protests. Los Angeles holds the largest number of Armenians in the world outside of Armenia. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Measles Spike

Earlier this week, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed five known cases in the area. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the U.S. is on track for the worst outbreak in nearly two decades — with 626 individual measles cases confirmed this year across 22 states. We get more on the science behind the measles.

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CDC Opioids

The CDC publishes a commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine advising doctors that some are not following CDC guidelines on opioid prescribing.

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Armenian March

On Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, thousands will gather outside LA's Turkish consulate for a "March for Justice," demanding Turkey and people around the world acknowledge that 1.5 million Armenians were killed under the Ottoman Empire from 1915-1917.

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Senate Bill 50 update

State Senator Scott Weiner is taking stab #2 to pass a bill that promotes denser housing near mass transit stops – SB 50. It's currently working through the legislature.

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Avengers: End Game box office weekend

Brace yourselves, "Avengers: End Game" is coming. How big will it's weekend box office be? Plus, the Academy passed some new rules last night. The contentious Netflix issue was not one of them. 

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Chicano Activist

Nearly 25 years after his mysterious death, a Baldwin Park Chicano activist has been awarded (March 21) a posthumous degree by the University of California. University administrators were impressed by how many lives the college student influenced before his untimely death. KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez reports.

Farmers and Climate Change

California's climate change efforts can be spotted all over the state - There's the ever-increasing number of electric cars on the roads; homeowners are adding solar panels to their roofs. But now, California is enlisting people from a more conservative part of the state—even if they don't think climate change is much of a concern. Reporter Lauren Sommer covers science and the environment for our sister station KQED — and she has the story.