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  • How clean is US groundwater? Researchers remain uncertain

    Although the U.S. federal government has monitored the country’s groundwater for the last 30 years, scientists say that only now can they begin to understand long-term pollution in the largest aquifers. The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Quality Assessment says concentrations of chloride and sodium are on the increase, and in California, nitrate levels are climbing, according to Circle of Blue.

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  • Financial knowledge could help low-income renters in California buy their homes

    Although most renters in California can’t afford to be homeowners, recent research illustrates that these renters could, in fact, buy a home if they had better financial knowledge. According to a study by the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.), “A lack of financial literacy is one of the biggest barriers preventing renters from becoming homeowners.”

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    Network News March 2019

    Battle Mountain, Nev. – Aside from the retro façade, with slanted posts that buttress the roof overhang at 870 Broad Street, the storefront is mostly unnoticeable. Nearby are gas stations, a bank, a liquor store and coffee shop. Like much else in this high desert plain, it would be easy to drive right by to your next appointment …

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