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Daniel Potter started out as an intern at Nashville Public Radio, where he worked as a general assignment reporter for six years, covering everything from tornadoes to the statehouse.
His work there led to several all-nighters -- including the time downtown Nashville flooded in 2010, the first night Occupy Nashville got arrested, and the time a mysterious explosion at the Opryland Hotel injured no one but left hundreds of weary evacuees with nowhere to snooze but the seats of the nearby Grand Ole Opry.
In 2014 he relocated to Berkeley, where he works as a freelancer. He has contributed science features to NPR's national broadcasts, mainly on California's drought. He's also appeared on such shows as Science Friday and the PBS NewsHour.
Daniel holds degrees in journalism and Spanish from Middle Tennessee State University. In his spare time he enjoys rock climbing, podcasts and Arnold Palmers.
December 19, 2017
You'll pay more to renew your car's California registration in 2018, as part of a new law to help pay for deferred maintenance and roadwork.
December 18, 2017
California’s minimum wage goes up another 50 cents in January, as part of a law gradually raising it to $15 an hour over the next few years.
December 7, 2017
Small towns in California see the emerging pot industry in the state as an opportunity to stake a claim in something huge.
December 4, 2017
Proposition 64 legalized recreational pot last year, but left the rules around businesses to cities and counties. While some have advanced plans, others are taking a wait-and-see approach—or passing outright bans.
November 27, 2017
The Department of Tax and Fee Administration is asking marijuana dispensaries who have years of unpaid taxes to pay up before getting a seller's permit.
November 17, 2017
Beginning 2020, you will no longer be able to board domestic flights using only a driver's license, but instead will have to show a "REAL ID."
November 14, 2017
California is not the only state that has had it's cannabis industry run into problems when it comes to where to store their money.
November 7, 2017
New report out Tuesday takes a look at where growers and sellers should put their money, since most banks won't accept it.
November 1, 2017
California raised its tax on fuel today, but many residents are not thrilled with the increase.
October 30, 2017
The tax of 12 cents per gallon is to help pay for tens of billions of dollars of road and bridge maintenance throughout California. Some of that work is already underway.