Yosemite National Park closed for 20 days after a wildfire peaked during its busiest month for tourism. As a result, visitor bureaus in the area and the park estimate roughly $50 million in losses.
By Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press
As massive fires continue to rage in California, firefighters are setting backfires, dropping flame-retardant from planes and hoping for a break in hot, dry conditions. Another method is to intentionally set fires to tamp down the prospect of larger blazes.
By PBS NewsHour
The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of building homes.
By Geoff Mulvihill, Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press
In our news wrap Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown declared emergencies late Thursday in Orange and Riverside Counties, where some 20,000 people have been evacuated and more than 1,000 firefighters are on the scene. Also, Senate confirmation hearings will begin Sept.
By Associated Press
The largest wildfire ever recorded in California needed just 11 days to blacken an area nearly the size of Los Angeles — and it's only one of many enormous blazes that could make this the worst fire season in state…
Across California, 17 major wildfires are burning, the most devastating in the north. Overnight, the Mendocino Complex Fire grew into the largest in state history, breaking a record set just eight months ago. As Nick Schifrin reports, officials admit the…
By Associated Press
On Monday, twin fires in Northern California being treated as one became the largest wildfire in state history, destroying 443 square miles — nearly the size of the city of Los Angeles.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
For one thing, the wildfires are in the hills, far from the Pacific Ocean and from the man-made storage and distribution system that carries water from California's wetter north to the drier, more populated south.
By Sophia Bollag, Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press
Top national Republicans are pouring money into a campaign to repeal a recent gas tax increase in California to help the GOP hold onto U.S. House seats in the Democratic state.
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