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State Government

September 20, 2018

Ben Adler

California Has Already Run Out Of Money Fighting Fires (But More Is On The Way)

The new state budget that took effect in July set aside nearly $443 million to fight wildfires. But that money is gone. So now Cal Fire is getting an additional $234 million.

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State Government

September 20, 2018

Ben Adler

Want A Straw At A Restaurant? Or A Soda With Your Kids Meal? New California Laws Make You Ask For Them

If you want to sip through a single-use plastic straw at a dine-in restaurant in California, you’ll soon have to specifically ask for it.

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NPRAfrica

Survivor Rescued From Inside Capsized Tanzanian Ferry

September 22, 2018

Two days after the disaster, which left more than 200 people dead, divers pulled a man from inside the vessel. He reportedly locked himself in the engine room and survived because of an air pocket.

NPRNational

The Cajun Navy: Heroes Or Hindrances In Hurricanes?

September 22, 2018

President Trump praised the Cajun Navy during a visit to North Carolina. But federal emergency managers say volunteers can put themselves and others in danger if they don't go through proper channels.