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Environment

More Wildfires, Starting Sooner, Burning More Acres

June 28, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A new report says more people in California are at risk from wildfire and fires are starting earlier and are three times larger than in the 1970s.

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Safe And Sane Fireworks Now On Sale In Stockton

June 28, 2016 | Rich Ibarra

Safe and Sane fireworks went on sale Tuesday throughout California. Almost 30 locations in Stockton will be selling them through the 4th of July.

State Government

Negotiations On 72-Hour-In-Print Rule Dead At Capitol

June 28, 2016 | Ben Adler

California lawmakers have given up on trying to reach a deal with backers of a November ballot measure that would require bills to be in print for 72 hours before their final legislative votes.

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State Government

VW Settlement Brings $2 Billion To California

June 28, 2016 | Ben Bradford

State regulators found the company sold more than 80,000 cars with engines that exceed state emissions standards, but contain software to hide it during tests.

Local Runners Feel the Heat

June 28, 2016

With temperatures consistently in the hundreds this week, local athletes are finding ways to stay safe in the heat.

Airbnb Sues San Francisco

June 28, 2016

(AP) - Airbnb has sued the city of San Francisco over a new law requiring short-term rental companies to remove unregistered hosts from their websites.

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State Government

Major Changes Coming To California Public Utilities Commission

June 27, 2016 | Ben Adler

The state agency that regulates California gas and electric utilities, cable, phone and internet companies, and the taxi and ride-share industries is getting a major overhaul.

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