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Man starts fundraiser to help with water crisis (Video)
As the East Porterville water crisis continues one man, Anthony Martin, who lives about 15 minutes’ away from Porterville, is now making an effort to bring some relief to the parched city.

Many people in East Porterville have been suffering withoutany water in their homes after low rainfall totals in the winter left theirwater wells dry.
Local & Regional Car stop ends with drug arrest
A traffic stop in Taft Saturday afternoon started when an officer noticed a minor equipment violation and ended with the car's driver going to jail accused of trafficking methamphetamine.

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YouNews 7 year old misdiagnosed. Very sick now. 7 year old misdiagnosed. Very sick now.
this is the story about my 7 year old niece McKenzie who fell sick 2 days ago in Redding Calif., and was told twice by the emergency room Drs. that she was basically alright and to just go home.

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Local & Regional Murder victim found near Bakersfield court house
An apparent murder victim was discovered early Sunday in front of the court house at Truxtun and Chester Avenues. Around 7:05 a.m. a passerby reported a man down, said Lt. Joe Mullins with the Bakersfield Police Department.
Local & Regional 5 highlights from California's legislative session
California Gov. Jerry Brown has until the end of September to sign or veto the hundreds of bills sent to him by the Legislature. Here are five notable actions, some of them firsts in the country, that state lawmakers took in the final days of this year's legislative session, which ended early Saturday:

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National & World Obama promoting economic gains as elections near (New) Obama promoting economic gains as elections near
Taking a bullish stand on the economy, President Barack Obama is renewing his call for an increase in the minimum wage, looking to give Democrats an issue on which to campaign going into November's midterm congressional elections.
National & World Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in Ukraine peace talks
Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.
National & World US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents' (Photo Gallery)
Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.

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Business Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years (New) Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years
The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel. Its casino will close early Tuesday morning.
Business N.C. offered $100 million for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid (New) N.C. offered $100 million for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid
North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million in incentives for the world's largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than a Dallas suburb, but still lost out to a Texas offer half that size.

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Technology 'Halo' makers shed light on live-action series (Photo Gallery)
The overseers of the popular franchise at 343 Industries announced Saturday at the PAX Prime gaming convention that the upcoming live-action "Halo" series would take place on a surviving fragment of the Alpha Ring, the intergalactic locale from the original "Halo: Combat Evolved" sci-fi shooter.
Technology Cleveland welcomes growing field of server farms
Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland to take advantage of cheap power, an abundance of fiber-optic cable and one of the safest environments in the country for storing digital information.
Technology Bill could spell end to secret student social media monitoring (Video)
Some school districts in California are paying third-party companies to monitor and save students social media posts.
A concern is raised because many of these social media posts, including pictures, are stored long term by the third-party companies and parents are not aware.

Now a bill, AB 1442, that would put a stop to the long-term storage of the student’s data has passed the legislature and is now on the governor’s desk.
Technology Ecuador heralds digital currency plans
Ecuador is planning to create the world's first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar, which the government cannot control.
Technology Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters
Nintendo announced Friday that 12 characters will initially be part of its upcoming toy-game franchise set for release later this year. In addition to the "Pokemon" and "Legend of Zelda" leading men, the starting line-up will include Mario, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Samus Aran, Kirby, Fox McCloud, Marth, the "Wii Fit" Trainer and the Villager from "Animal Crossing."

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Business Time to ditch rising stocks, or stick with them?
The market has nearly tripled in a little over five years, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,000 for the first time on Tuesday. With each record, the temptation grows to take your winnings and flee.
Business Stock market edges higher in afternoon trading
U.S. financial markets inched higher in light trading Friday afternoon, recouping small losses from earlier in the day. Investors weighed reports that gave a mixed picture of the U.S. economy and better-than-expected company earnings

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Health Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov
If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.
Health Free symposium to address concussions in student-athletes (Video)
With the school year underway, a new group is about to hold a concussion symposium to address student-athlete safety in Kern County. Every year, student-athletes suffer concussions, which may not be properly diagnosed or treated.