Dave Berndtson is a production assistant for PBS NewsHour from Chicago.
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Nation Feb 13Fate of Oroville Dam spillway remains unclear, more than a decade after first warning
More than 180,000 people were evacuated from their homes in northern California after engineers worried the emergency spillway for the already-overflowing Lake Oroville would collapse.
Science Feb 10What engineers are doing about the 300-foot hole in California’s Oroville Dam spillway
Heavy rains are washing away California’s drought, but now a new problem has surfaced for state officials.
Education Feb 08San Francisco becomes first city to offer free community college tuition to all residents
The new program comes as several other jurisdictions, including the states of New York and Rhode Island, are considering free tuition programs.
Nation Jan 24Granted clemency, this former inmate is starting over
In 1992, Norman Brown was convicted on six counts for the distribution of cocaine. In accordance with mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, the 22-year-old received three consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole. In July 2015, after nearly 25 years…
Arts Dec 29What were your favorite books, films and TV shows of 2016?
What outstanding works of literature, television, art, and film captured your attention in 2016? Our arts correspondent, Jeffrey Brown, spoke this week with leading voices in the arts about some of the most compelling contributions in these fields. Now we…