ag-gag http://kvpr.org en On Valley Edition: Clinic Helps Homeless; CA Ag-gag Bill; Child Abuse Prevention; Scavenger Hunt http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-clinic-helps-homeless-ca-ag-gag-bill-child-abuse-prevention-scavenger-hunt <p></p><p>This week on Valley Edition we step into the doors of a <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/mobile-health-clinic-provides-care-merceds-homeless">Merced health clinic that serves the homeless</a>. The City of Merced was hit hard by the economic crash and foreclosure crisis in the past decade. In an already poor and medically under-served region, the recession created a new group of homeless people who have very limited access to medical care. But one determined doctor, aided by <a href="http://www.gvhc.org/gvhc_new/">Golden Valley Health Centers </a>staff and student volunteers from UC Merced, is striving to ensure these people don’t fall through the cracks.</p><p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:04:34 +0000 Rebecca Plevin, Juanita Stevenson & Ezra David Romero 13692 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Clinic Helps Homeless; CA Ag-gag Bill; Child Abuse Prevention; Scavenger Hunt California Animal Welfare Bill Creates Controversy, Critics Call It 'Ag-Gag' http://kvpr.org/post/california-animal-welfare-bill-creates-controversy-critics-call-it-ag-gag <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A number of states have recently passed laws that seek to restrict journalists and animal rights activists from filming inhumane practices inside slaughterhouses. These so-called </span><a href="http://kvpr.org/post/states-crack-down-animal-welfare-activists-and-their-undercover-videos" style="line-height: 1.5;">“Ag-gag” </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">laws have drawn harsh criticism from animal welfare groups. Now, a new bill from a Fresno lawmaker that aims to mandate the swift reporting of animal abuse has some crying foul. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:12:43 +0000 Ezra David Romero 13659 at http://kvpr.org California Animal Welfare Bill Creates Controversy, Critics Call It 'Ag-Gag'