sac covidtestingSacramento had to close five of its testing sites because they’re running out of the fluid needed to transport samples to the lab. Because of increased demand, some counties have had to limit who they test, and deal with longer wait times for results.

Story by Sammy Caiola.

(Photo: Certified Medical Assistant Ashlee Wright and Nurse Lisbet Real swab a patient showing symptoms of COVID-19 at the Ampla clinic's drive-through testing center in Yuba City Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - Andrew Nixon / CapRadio)

 

 

A statue of Christopher Columbus was removed from the California capitol. The statue had been in the Capitol Rotunda for 137 years, but groups representing Native Americans had long wanted it removed.

Story by Randol White.

 

If you’re headed to the beach sometime this summer, you may just want to check the pollution score. The annual Beach Report Card by the group Heal The Bay found that about 92% of all beaches received good marks for water quality last year.

Story by Ezra David Romero.

 

Gov. Newsom says he's not worried about a threat from President Trump to reopen schools or risk federal funding.

Story by Nicole Nixon.

 

 

 

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