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originally posted by: mikegrouchy
This year, for the first turn, I can say the following.
The con men are in Hollywood, not the Whitehouse.
Average student loan debt increased by 5 percent nationally in 2009-10 — making it more than $9,000 higher than the average debt of a graduating UC Berkeley student.
The average student loan debt of graduating college seniors rose to $25,250, according to the Project on Student Debt report conducted by the Institute for College Access and Success. At UC Berkeley, the average loan debt of graduating seniors was $16,056 in 2009-10.
Daily Californian : UC Berkely average student debt less than national average
More than a decade ago, federal and state officials and some of California’s largest water agencies rejected concerns that the massive earthen spillway at Oroville Dam — at risk of collapse Sunday night and prompting the evacuation of 185,000 people — could erode during heavy winter rains and cause a catastrophe.
mercury news / Feds and State officials ignored warnings for 12 years