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Insight With Beth Ruyak

News Network: Wildfire Liability Inspires Increased Lobbying

August 14, 2018

CALmatters politics reporter Laurel Rosenhall reviewed lobbying and campaign finance records for the first half of 2018. She found that groups that stand to lose millions in damages from wildfires have been furiously lobbying the state legislature.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Wildfire Updates: Progress In Mendocino Complex Fire; Yosemite Re-Opening

August 13, 2018

Officials from Cal Fire and Yosemite National Park fill us in on the status of wildfires burning throughout Northern California.

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State Government

Many Homes Destroyed In Wildfires Aren’t Rebuilt Due To Insufficient Insurance. A New Bill Could Change That.

August 10, 2018 | Chris Nichols

The bill, now on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, was inspired by residents who lost homes in Wine Country fires and were underinsured due to outdated replacement-cost estimates.

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Extreme California Wildfires Emit More Greenhouse Gases — But Scientists Don’t Know Exactly How Much

August 7, 2018 | Ben Bradford

Wildfires put a lot of emissions into the air at the same time as California is trying to reduce them, but scientists are unsure about a fire’s carbon footprint.