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School dietitians fight battle of the bland
The director of the Food Services Department says it’s possible to make the meals appetizing without running afoul of the new health guidelines.

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Sierra water content at 130 percent of average
Sierra water content at 130 percent of average
California snowpack "encouraging," but still has a long way to go.
Authorities surround nature preserve after arrests, shooting
Small group of protesters remaining in refuge now face true standoff.
A year later, cases linger in Ohio egg farm forced labor case
The defendants were at the center of what prosecutors said was a scheme to take custody of the victims at the border, then force them to work at the farm and hand over most of their earnings to pay for their passage to the U.S.
1 dead in listeria outbreak linked to packaged lettuce
The CDC said it linked the outbreak to the Dole salads this month after Ohio agriculture officials found listeria in a bag bought at a retail location.
Union Pacific 4Q profit falls 22 pct as freight volume slows
Union Pacific Chairman and CEO Lance Fritz said he doesn’t think the economy is nearing a recession, but shipping volume has fallen dramatically, especially in energy products and exports.
Navy carrier group powered partly by biofuel sets sail
All ships and aircraft in the Navy have been certified to use biofuels. The blend of biofuel is made from beef fat from Midwestern feedstock and produced by California-based AltAir Fuels.