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The official report on last month's death of a Draper firefighter battling a California wildfire reveals that thousands of gallons of flame-retardant were dropped on... [Read More]
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A Utah firefighter battling the largest wildfire in California history was killed last month when thousands of gallons of flame-suppressing liquid were dropped from a... [Read More]
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The retardant struck with such force it uprooted a tree that fell on a 42-year-old battalion chief from Utah helping with the Mendocino Complex Fire. [Read More]
A firefighter battling the largest wildfire in California history was killed last month when thousands of gallons of flame-suppressing liquid were dropped from a Boeing... [Read More]
A firefighter battling the largest wildfire in California history was killed last month when thousands of gallons of flame-suppressing liquid were dropped from a Boeing... [Read More]
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A new report says a firefighter battling the largest wildfire in California history was killed last month when thousands of gallons of flame-suppressing liquid were... [Read More]
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California authorities have indicted 32 members of purported street gangs on charges of stealing more than $1 million using what they call an unusually sophisticated... [Read More]
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The recently completed California legislative session continued a yearslong effort to lower criminal sentences, ease restrictions on suspects, and keep juveniles out of adult prisons. [Read More]
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Republicans' nominee for California state attorney general is facing an ethics tribunal just two months before the November election. [Read More]
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Republicans' nominee for California state attorney general is facing an ethics tribunal just two months before the November election. Former judge Steven Bailey is accused... [Read More]
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California lawmakers voted Friday to bar middle and high schools from starting before 8:30 a.m., one of dozens of proposals debated in the Legislature on... [Read More]
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California lawmakers voted Friday to bar middle and high schools from starting before 8:30 a.m., one of dozens of proposals debated in the Legislature on... [Read More]
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A California lawmaker said Friday he is ending his effort this year to pass a bill declaring gay conversion therapy a fraudulent practice. [Read More]
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A California lawmaker is ending his effort this year to pass a bill declaring gay conversion therapy a fraudulent practice. Democratic Assemblyman Evan Low of... [Read More]
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Nine of every 10 illegal marijuana farms raided in California this year contained traces of powerful and potentially lethal pesticides that are poisoning wildlife and... [Read More]
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"This isn't about the marijuana, it's about the damage that's being done," .S. Attorney McGregor Scott said in an interview before a news conference to... [Read More]
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Researchers and federal authorities are finding powerful and potentially lethal pesticides at nine of every 10 illegal marijuana farms in California this year. That's a... [Read More]
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Verizon said it removed all speed cap restrictions for emergency workers fighting wildfires on the West Coast and for those in Hawaii working after the... [Read More]
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Verizon rolled out changes Friday as state lawmakers said they were outraged to learn the telecommunications company had slowed firefighters' internet service while they battled... [Read More]
A nationwide telecommunications company that slowed internet service to firefighters as they battled California's largest wildfire in history says it has removed all speed cap... [Read More]
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