California, Peter Jon Shuler, Nate Gartrell discussed on Morning Edition

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It's six fifty one. This is the California report. Good morning. I'm lily Jamali. The Trump administration has abruptly cancelled millions of dollars in federal funding for fetal tissue research at UC, San Francisco as Kiedis Peter Jon Shuler, reports bay area congresswoman, Anna issue is sharply critical of that decision. The department of health and human services announced it was ending the decades-long partnership between UCSF and the national institutes of health, the program uses human fetal tissue to look for a cure, for HIV the department statement, sites, the Trump administration's priority of promoting the dignity of human life SU who chairs the house, subcommittee, that oversees that apartment says an statement that the decision puts politics over progress. She says fetal tissue research has led to numerous vaccines and treatments that save millions of lives and calls the move a blow against science for the California report. I'm Peter Jon Shuler federal. Prosecutors have indicted sixteen alleged members of one of California's most notorious prison, gangs, the area and brotherhood, the charges were unsealed yesterday. Bay area news group reporter Nate Gartrell says they include racketeering, and if a Ryan of other crimes everything from drug smuggling into prison to fairly sophisticated plots to take cellphones and other contraband into prison cells, as well as straight up murder plots some of which were carried out and some of which thirties intercepted and saved the intended victims from having any arm come to them. Although six of the defendants are already serving life sentences and three others are also in prison. Gartrell says if convicted on these charges they would likely be transferred to maximum security, federal facilities, effectively shutting them off from further gang activity. Let's head north now to Butte county where around two hundred paradise high school students graduated last night. It was a homecoming for students who haven't been able. To attend school on the campus since November's campfire, seven months after that tragedy last night, students to celebrate the milestone for member station. K RCB Adia white has the story. Students from paradise highs class of twenty nineteen we're giddy filed into two lines senior McKinsey Anderson stood in a sea of green and white roped graduates, all very homesick, and we're back home graduating, I feel really exciting thing after the campfire raise the town of paradise last November these seniors were shuffled from an online learning classroom to spare building Chico airport their schools to damage by the fire to return, but thanks to a hefty donation, the football field was repaired in time for fashion. Senior Sophia defended at DOE. Never thought she'd be able to accept her diploma on our home campus. I've been waiting for this day since my freshman the air. And when the fire happened that it wasn't gonna graduating here wasn't gonna happen. So. It out when they told us graduating here got really excited like so many of her classmates, even though last or home, the campfire her family now lives in a two bedroom apartment and Chico where she shares a room with her brother, I lived in this in that home, the one down for thirteen or fourteen years. So the bay a change, and we moved to what would be a city compared to paradise, and it's very different. It's you hear people in the middle of the night, which is something, I would not here. Site that just to that, both, even though Anderson will be attending college in the fall, neither assure what they will study yet. But right now that doesn't matter despite the destruction all around them. They've made it through the school year. For the California report. I'm Adia white on the football.

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