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California Update for Monday, November 13, 2017

• A year ago, California became the first state in the nation to enact a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

Environmental groups say early data shows a significant dip in plastic trash.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric.

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• An alumna of Sacramento State's Senate Fellows Program says there's a culture of silence around sexual harassment at the state Capitol.
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• Sacramento State University has put the director of its Senate Fellows program at the state Capitol on indefinite leave amid accusations he failed to report a complaint by a female fellow.