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Publications this is what the Vatican needs to come to terms with cursor says but still hasn't research in the pious archives will take months if not years so people generally NPR news Rome south of highway twenty four has a quick hasn't been quite reach one a creek at an eight eighty south is pretty much pack from Dakota all the way down through Milpitas because of the crash between two thirty seven and Dixon six lanes there about three right are blocked John McConnell for KQED support for KQ we day on Monday morning comes from ExtraHop cyber security for enterprise ExtraHop helps modern business secure the cloud with threat protection and response product demos a customer stories at ExtraHop dot com and the Wesley foundation improving the lives of California's children and youth at risk on KQ weedy the time eight fifty one this is the California report good morning I'm lily Jamali responsible Californians who cast their ballots early are facing the cruel reality this morning that if they voted for Pete booted judge or Tom Steiner their vote isn't going to a viable candidate both men dropped out of the race for the democratic nomination this weekend and there's not much to be done about it but there is good news for the slackers out there independent voters can still vote in tomorrow's democratic presidential primary they'll just have to take some extra steps KQED's guy Mars Roddy explains California is five point one million voters registered with no party preference can still vote in the democratic presidential primary without having to re register as Democrats all that's required is that NPP voters request a democratic crossover ballot wherever they vote that can be at a voting center polling place or a county registrar's office independents to vote by mail should bring in their blank ballot in order to request one with the democratic candidates for the California report on Dahmer's radi there is just one statewide measure on tomorrow's ballot asks voters to consider borrowing fifteen billion dollars to fund school construction projects KQED's education reporter Vanessa run Kanya has that California schools are aging in the next two years districts are projected to need more than a hundred billion dollars for facilities some perfume construction most for maintenance we have schools that are literally held together with duct tape twenty world is associate superintendent of business services for the west Contra Costa unified school district in the bay area we need to do earthquake safety we have two comprehensive high schools that have no windows well the estimate here alone there are more than a billion dollars in unmet needs if the state bond measure passes will says his district stands to get a the forty million dollars but it's up to local districts to come up with the rest cities around the state are turning to homeowners to do that through local school bonds Berkeley resident merry beam Steinberg wants schools to get more money but says this funding model is broken we have so many really wealthy people in California that just aren't paying their fair share she doesn't want Californians to shell out the estimated eleven billion dollars in interest to repay the bonds in all a yes on the measure is expected to cost taxpayers twenty six billion dollars over thirty five years for the California report I am an asset on Daniel this morning grad students at UC Santa Cruz who were abruptly fired by the administration on Friday will hold a news conference to address what's next they've been on strike for weeks demanding more money for housing Veronica Hamilton is a UC Santa Cruz graduate student she was not among those fired but she is the unit share of the students union UAW local twenty eight sixty five and she joins me now by phone good morning good morning why don't we begin with just your reaction to what happened on Friday how are students dealing with this myself like most other people on our campus were shocked and angered outraged by what happened on Friday the disciplinary letters for forty four graduate students came in to my inbox as well as the unit chair but then we also saw an undisclosed number of more that we're told that they would not be re hired next quarter we expect the number to be closer to eighty and and it's not clear why those other people were fired even though they turned in their grades well there's no clear process for determining how they were chosen to get fired I know several who turned in grades and still got fired existing let me get your reaction to what the administration is saying they'll see that in twenty eighteen the contract that was negotiated included a no strike clause that students aren't honoring that part of the contract and that that's why they didn't sit down at the table to negotiate what's your response to that well there's also some parts of the contract that say that some articles maybe don't apply if there are emergency or crisis situations I think that this is a crisis situation I think that hundreds of graduate students started to withhold flavor because they're in crisis and I think that response by the administration is really disgraceful in that crisis you're talking about is the housing costs that so many Californians are dealing with right now this seems to be spreading to other UC campuses UC Santa Barbara students have now started a strike on their own what's your perspective on whether what happened on Friday is going to potentially did her other students elsewhere in the UC system from going on strike I think mostly what I've heard from across the state is that people are emboldened by this action by the university I think we're gonna see a lot more people go on strike and that's what have and at Santa Cruz every escalation by strikers at Santa Cruz what's the reaction to disciplinary threats and I think we're gonna see that spread across the state all right Veronica Hamilton thank you thank you running Hamilton is the unit share ad you A. W. local twenty eight sixty five and we have reached out to the UC president's office for comment support for the California report comes from California earthquake authority.

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