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Juvenile Justice Reform, Opioid Alternatives, And The Queen Mary's Uncertain Future




The city of Long Beach purchased the Queen Mary decades ago. Naval architects and marine engineers conducted a study on the ship’s condition.
The city of Long Beach purchased the Queen Mary decades ago. Naval architects and marine engineers conducted a study on the ship’s condition.
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Juvenile Justice Reform

The Chief Probation Officers of California have several big goals for juvenile justice reform in 2020—from renovating detention centers, to raising the maximum eligibility age for juvenile detention. The head of Los Angeles County Probation shares her plans and expectations for the department before she leaves her position this month.

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Iranian-Americans Stopped At U.S. Borders

After reports this weekend of Iranian Americans facing additional questioning and detainment while crossing the U.S. border, many people in the community are feeling concerned about what that might mean going forward. 

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National Geographic: World Of Pain

With opioid overdoses reaching epidemic levels in the United States, doctors are searching for new methods of pain relief. From virtual reality to electric pulses, researchers are hoping to help the 50 million Americans that live with chronic pain without drugs.

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Deadline Approaching For Leftover Bills

It's officially a new year, but some unfinished business from 2019 is still sticking around in the state legislature. We're talking about a bunch of bills that need to be acted on soon to have a chance at becoming law. 

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Queen Mary Inspector

The Queen Mary has been in need of repair for some time now, and full restoration of the ship might still be a long way ahead. That future might be cast in doubt because the Queen Mary's longtime inspector has been thrown overboard by the city. 

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