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The feds want to kill 470,000 barred owls on the West Coast. What are the ethics of mass slaughter?

A barred owl fledgling soars through the Muir Woods in Mill Valley. The invasive species’ spread to the Bay Area is at an early stage.  In the dead...

yesterday 10

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Nuala Bishari

My best friend accidentally shot me in the head. Here’s what life is like with traumatic brain injury

American culture has become more aware of concussions, contact sports head injuries and other brain trauma. But firm proof of lingering impacts...

yesterday 10

San Francisco Chronicle

Paul Rousseau

Once upon a time, veteran newsmen hosted Sunday TV talk shows

Not just journalists anymore.  A few Sundays back, viewers of ABC News’s “This Week With George Stephanopolous” were treated to a comical...

thursday 2

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Jack Ohman

How Oakland airport name change will boost the Bay Area’s economy

Many travelers don’t know where Oakland is located, according to a survey commissioned by the Port of Oakland. Say someone wanted to come to the...

thursday 4

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Danny Wan

Changing Oakland airport’s name will confuse and make travel even more stressful

A sign for Oakland International Airport station can be seen in Oakland, Calif. on Sunday, April 7, 2024. As the director of SFO, I spend a great...

thursday 2

San Francisco Chronicle

Ivar C. Satero

Billions in tax credits for working families go unclaimed. How the IRS and state can fix this

An estimated $11 billion in tax credits goes unclaimed annually because about 25% of eligible, working families aren’t aware of the benefit or...

10.04.2024 2

San Francisco Chronicle

Lia Fernald And Wendi Gosliner

California’s fast food workers have new protections but most have no idea of their rights

Fast food workers in San Jose demonstrate in favor of an ordinance mandating that employers provide annual “know your rights” training. After 17...

09.04.2024 3

San Francisco Chronicle

Soleil Ho

Science prepared us to witness the eclipse. Why do we feel estranged from it?

Cecil Dean takes notes during a viewing party for the Oct. 14, 2023, solar eclipse at Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley. One hundred thousand...

09.04.2024 5

San Francisco Chronicle

Saul Perlmutter And John Campbell

One look at Elon Musk’s philanthropy shows why we need to tax billionaire charity

A man rides his bicycle near a mural that was in part funded by the Elon Musk Foundation donations to help revitalize downtown Brownsville,...

09.04.2024 3

San Francisco Chronicle

Joshua Pederson

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