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Environment

Drought Intensifies As Wildfires Grow In Western U.S.

July 28, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The drought intensified over the last week in the Western U.S. as the region swelters under a heatwave and firefighters battle major wildfires.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Live From The Democratic Convention: Day Four

July 28, 2016

The Democratic National Convention continues in Philadelphia this week. State Government reporter Ben Bradford is with the California Delegation. He'll recap the events from last night and update what's happening now at the convention.

Environment

New Poll Shows Californians' Opinions On Climate Change, Water

July 27, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new poll shows Californians support the goals of the state’s landmark law to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It also found that Californians want state and local governments to do more when it comes to the drought.

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Environment

Fire Restrictions In Northern California Counties

July 27, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Dangerous fire weather conditions has prompted one federal agency to impose fire restrictions on public lands in northern California.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Live From The Democratic Convention: Day Three

July 27, 2016

The Democratic National Convention continues in Philadelphia this week. We are first joined by the Political Junkie Ken Rudin and then given live updates from our state government reporter Ben Bradford on the split in the California Delegation.

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Environment

Hearings Begin On California Governor Jerry Brown's Delta Tunnel Project

July 26, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California water regulators heard arguments for and against Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial plan to build twin tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

State Government

With Leading California Dems in Philly, Meet Acting Gov...Torlakson?

July 25, 2016 | Ben Adler

Nearly every top California Democrat is in Philadelphia, so California's state schools chief is the acting governor. It's the first time ever the state has gone this far down the gubernatorial chain of succession.

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State Government

Big Tobacco Raises $17 Million To Oppose California Cigarette Tax Increase

July 25, 2016 | Chris Nichols

The tobacco industry recently raised $17 million to defeat Proposition 56 on the state's November ballot. Prop 56 would raise the cigarette tax in California by two dollars a pack.

State Government

Californians Will Have To Register Made-At-Home Guns

July 22, 2016 | Ben Bradford

People who build their own firearms will have to get a serial number for them from the state Department of Justice, under a new law. Governor Jerry Brown Friday signed the final of several firearms restrictions state lawmakers passed last month.

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