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The Seriousness of Smoke: As California Burns, Scientists Study Threats to Firefighter Health

The Seriousness of Smoke: As California Burns, Scientists Study Threats to Firefighter Health

Nov 14, 2019 14:20  |  Rachel Becker, CalMatters

Matt Rahn was about 200 feet away when flames started climbing up the side of the garage and creeping toward the car inside.

A wildfire researcher with California State University at San Marcos, Rahn wa...

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Reducing Recidivism: Riverside County Is Making New Efforts to Keep People Convicted of Felonies From Returning to Prison

Reducing Recidivism: Riverside County Is Making New Efforts to Keep People Convicted of Felonies From Returning to Prison

Nov 12, 2019 11:15  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

The auditorium at the UC Riverside’s Palm Desert Center was filled with more than 150 attendees when Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez spoke at the Adult Justice System Symposium on Oct. 30....

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Fire Fight: Between Blazes and Power Outages, California Is a Mess; What Can Be Done?

Fire Fight: Between Blazes and Power Outages, California Is a Mess; What Can Be Done?

Nov 07, 2019 13:45  |  Julie Cart and Judy Lin, CalMatters

The easy calls have been made in dealing with California’s wildfire crisis. We’re clearing brush, spending on firefighters and hastening insurance claims. We’ve tied the pay of utility executives to t...

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Informed Dissent: A Look at the Varied and Conflicting GOP Defenses of Donald Trump

Informed Dissent: A Look at the Varied and Conflicting GOP Defenses of Donald Trump

Nov 07, 2019 11:50  |  Jeffrey C. Billman

In a mostly party-line vote last week, the House of Representatives passed a resolution establishing the ground rules for the ongoing impeachment inquiry—allowing the release of deposition transcripts...

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What's in the Water: A Report by an Environmental-Watchdog Group Proves It's Important to Read Beyond the Alarming Headlines

What's in the Water: A Report by an Environmental-Watchdog Group Proves It's Important to Read Beyond the Alarming Headlines

Nov 05, 2019 18:00  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

On Sept. 27, the Environmental Working Group—a self-described nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment, based in Washington, D.C.—released a report ...

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A Later Bell: The State Is Pushing Back School Start Times; Here's What That Means

A Later Bell: The State Is Pushing Back School Start Times; Here's What That Means

Oct 31, 2019 14:15  |  Ricardo Cano, CalMatters

Of the dozens of education bills that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law this year, few will have a more practical impact on everyday lives than the new, later start times for California’s high schools...

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November Astronomy: Don't Miss the Transit of Mercury Across the Face of the Sun—Because You'll Have a 30-Year Wait to See It Again

November Astronomy: Don't Miss the Transit of Mercury Across the Face of the Sun—Because You'll Have a 30-Year Wait to See It Again

Oct 31, 2019 08:00  |  Robert Victor

The sky’s highlights in November include Mars and Spica forming a colorful pair before dawn on Nov. 10. Mercury crosses the sun Nov. 11 to join Spica and Mars a week later. Venus and Jupiter form a brilliant pa...

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A Battle for Clean Air: Here's Why California's Environmental Fights With the Feds Matter

A Battle for Clean Air: Here's Why California's Environmental Fights With the Feds Matter

Oct 23, 2019 15:00  |  Rachel Becker, CalMatters

Commuters in California may not have to worry about federal threats to yank highway funding just yet—but the recent tiff with the feds over California’s clean air plans is bigger than a simple paper-s...

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