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Despite decades of cleanup, respiratory disease deaths plague California county

An investigation of state data shows one out of every 37 people in Kern County died of chronic respiratory disease between 2013 and 2016—a rate 12 times higher than the state.

The fastest driving route to Sacramento from Los Angeles is the I-5 or Highway 99. On the way there, you'll drive through miles of farms, oil fields and open space.

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