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Anti-hazing rally, vigil held for CSUN fraternity pledge

Anti-hazing rally, vigil held for CSUN fraternity pledge

People yelled chants, cars honked their horns, and posters flooded the corners of Zelzah Avenue and Nordhoff Street in memory of CSUN student Armando Villa, who died last week in an alleged hazing incident during a hiking trip with fraternity members. Ending hazing was the motivation of the rally, as well as remembering Villa’s life. […]

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KCSN News Update: GM will pay unlimited compensation in wrongful death lawsuits against company

General Motors has placed no limit on the amount of compensation the company will pay in wrongful death lawsuits linked to faulty ignition switches.   The U.S. Supreme Court issues a decision upholding company’s religious objections to contraceptive coverage requirements in the new health care law.   A ruling is made that public sector unions cannot […]

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KCSN news update: Hospitals considering scaling back financial aid to push Affordable Care Act insurance

President Obama calls for paid leave for mothers of newborns and he encouraged employers to implement more flexible work schedules. The Environmental Working Group finds that nearly half of young children are eating potentially harmful amounts of vitamin enriched cereals and snack bars. Some hospitals are considering scaling back financial assistance for middle and lower […]

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CSUN student dies after hiking trip in Angeles National Forest

UPDATE: The Pi Kappa Phi National Fraternity announced it has suspended its Zeta Mu Chapter at CSUN following Villa’s death in a press release Thursday. A CSUN student has died after passing out on a fraternity hiking trip in the Angeles National Forest Tuesday. Armando Villa, 19, was hiking near Big Tujunga Canyon road when they […]

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KCSN News Update: City can’t prevent people from sleeping in cars

A federal appeals court rules that Los Angeles cannot bar people from sleeping in cars, because the law discriminates against the homeless and poor. An investigation into price fixing and bid rigging in the auto parts industry has led to 34 arrests and $2.3 billion in fines. Prosecutors say a kill switch in the operating systems […]

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KCSN News Update: Burbank Airport opens regional transportation center

A $112 million regional transportation center opens at the Burbank Airport. Government, business, and law enforcement officials believe hackers are winning the war against cybercrime. Forty percent of women surveyed about workforce opportunities believe they are under-compensated and would like to see improved transparency about pay. A very expensive medication is now available for three million […]

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KCSN News Update: Cedars-Sinai hospital enlisting barbers to detect high blood pressure

Auto manufacturers are making progress in safety features including front crash warning systems and automatic braking capabilities. President Obama unveils a comprehensive ocean protection plan that addresses pollution, over-fishing, and the impact of climate change. Amazon is out with its own smartphone that has the ability to render 3-D images and includes object recognition technology. […]

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KCSN News Update: California state senate rejects warning labels on sodas, energy drinks

An attempt to include warning labels on certain sodas, energy, and fruit drinks has been defeated in the California state senate. The Social Security Administration has closed 64 field offices since 2010, forcing more seniors to seek help online. An investigation has revealed that pilot mismanagement caused the plane crash in San Francisco last year […]

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KCSN News Update: Drought depleting rivers, affecting salmon migrations

California’s severe drought is depleting rivers and streams and making the annual migration to the ocean too dangerous for young Chinook Salmon. The number of births to older mothers in their forties is rising. The Food and Drug Administration will be issuing voluntary guidelines aimed at having people consume less SALT in their diet. A […]

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KCSN News Update: US ranks last in health care among 11 industrialized nations

Rising home prices have reduced the number of possible buyers and impacted construction jobs. President Obama will sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation. The Department of Education is warning college students about quick fixes to loan debt that are being offered by some brokers. The United […]

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KCSN News Update: CDC finds use of e-cigarettes rising among teens

Surveys suggest that more long time unemployed workers are abandoning their search after finding it nearly impossible to get another job. A large percentage of people earning between 50-thousand and 100-thousand dollars a year say it is difficult to save money for retirement. Facebook unveils a new feature that will allow users to find out […]

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KCSN News Update: City officials endorse minimum wage increase for hotel workers

A Los Angeles City Council committee gives its endorsement to increasing the minimum wage for non-unionized hotel workers. Work schedules for the nation’s 15-thousand air traffic controllers are resulting in risky fatigue on the job. Starbucks is partnering with Arizona State University to give its employees a chance to earn an online degree at a […]

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