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LOOKING BACK

15 YEARS AGO • The Pittsburg High School DECA team advanced to the final round of the DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif. Brittny Ann Currey and Lauren Skinner made up the DECA team and competed in the Learn and Earn Project competition.

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False advertising, price gouging is unfair, illegal

As government officials, news outlets and health officials are keeping the public appraised of the COVID-19 situation, consumers are finding the cost of high-demand items, such as hand sanitizers, tissues, face masks and other products. skyrocketing. Over the last few weeks, Better Business Bureau received reports from consumers about the frequency of scams involving these items and fake cures. Now, state attorneys general offices may need to initiate a state price-gouging laws, which will automatically go into effect during a declared state of emergency in order to prevent businesses from over-charging customers who are preparing to take preventive measures from getting sick.

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Our Declining Bird Population

We’ve all been made aware of our declining bee population. While this is extremely serious, there’s something more to consider. In the last 50 years, our continent has lost anywhere from 29% to 30% of our bird population. Forty percent of the world’s bird population is in decline. 74 percent of the 1,469 bird species are at risk of extinction. Fifty years may seem like a long time, but for

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