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July 5 Digest

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, July 5, 2016

PG&E records show pipeline that blew up had 33 previous leaks

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. records in 2009 listed 33 past leaks with unknown causes on the same aging gas pipeline that exploded in San Bruno in 2010, a PG&E engineer told a federal court jury Friday. Called as a prosecution witness in PG&E’s trial on charges of criminal violations of pipeline-safety laws, David Aguiar testified that his job was to examine pipelines for external evidence of corrosion — a method that could not have detected internal welding defects that caused many leaks. — San Francisco Chronicle

After Supreme Court ruling, what's next for unanthorized immigrants seeking work?

Many unauthorized immigrants had pinned their hopes on getting work permits through President Obama’s immigration plan, but the U.S. Supreme Court recently placed the plan on hold, raising questions of what might be next for those looking to work in California legally. California is among the most liberal of the states in granting benefits to those living in the U.S. without legal status. — 89.3 KPCC

Lake County man awarded $936,880 for wrongful conviction

A Lake County man who spent 20 years behind bars for a crime of which he since has been exonerated will receive a state compensation check of $936,880 for wrongful conviction. The California legislature this week approved the payment for Luther Jones, 72, and it was signed by the governor Friday, according to the office of Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg. — The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

FBI recommends no prosecution in Hillary Clinton email case

The FBI is recommending that no charges be brought against Hillary Clinton in connection with her email use while secretary of State, FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday. “No reasonable prosecutor” would bring such a case, Comey said. But although the FBI is not recommending charges, the FBI director did strongly criticize Clinton’s handling of classified information in her email, calling it “extremely careless.” — Los Angeles Times

See also: NBC News, The New York Times


Court: KKK can continue quest to ‘adopt’ a Georgia highway

Georgia’s highest court has ruled that the Ku Klux Klan’s lawsuit over its bid to ‘adopt’ a highway can continue. In a unanimous decision announced Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Georgia dismissed the state’s appeal of a lower court ruling. — The Associated Press

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