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Politics Feb 20After California sues over border wall, Trump threatens high-speed rail funds
The Trump administration said it plans to claw back $3.5 billion in federal dollars allocated to California's high-speed rail project -- a move Gov. Newsom has branded as "political retribution" for the state's lawsuit against Trump's declaration of a national…
Nation Feb 12California governor derails plan for LA-SF high-speed train
"Let's be real," Gov. Gavin Newsom said in his first State of the State address. "The current project, as planned, would cost too much and respectfully take too long."…
Politics Dec 28Jerry Brown wraps a 5-decade history in California politics
Brown leaves the governorship with an unmatchable history in California politics.
Nation Dec 12California fires insurance claims at $9 billion and expected to rise
Collectively, the fires destroyed or damaged more than 20,000 structures, with the vast majority in and around Paradise. On Tuesday, state and federal authorities estimated it will cost at least $3 billion just to clear debris.
Nation Nov 23Rain nearly extinguishes California fire but complicates search efforts
Once the rain clears, state officials say they will be able to determine if the wildfires that have devastated parts of California is fully out.
Nation Nov 15Fire death toll at 56 and counting in Northern California
Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground Thursday against the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century, as the search went on for more bodies in the ashes of Paradise and surrounding communities.
Nation May 09California moves to require solar panels on all new homes
The new building standard — unanimously approved by the five-member California Energy Commission — would be the first such statewide mandate in the nation. It represents the state's latest step to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
Nation May 01California and 16 other states sue Trump administration over plan to scrap car emission standards
The suit takes aim at a plan by the Environmental Protection Agency to roll back and revise emissions standards for vehicles manufactured between 2022 and 2025.
Politics Apr 11California governor approves limited National Guard deployment to Mexico border
California Gov. Jerry Brown agreed Wednesday to deploy 400 National Guard troops at President Donald Trump's request, but not all will head to the U.S.-Mexico border as Trump wants and none will enforce federal immigration enforcement.
Nation Mar 31Autopsy disputing police account of shooting prompts anger
“His back was turned — he didn’t get a chance,” said Latarria McCain, who joined several hundred Friday in a protest that lasted more than four hours.