As one western Florida community celebrates the success of a program to restore what Hurricane Michael took from it, others brace for a storm projected to be among the most damaging to ever strike the state.
More than 300,000 DTE and Consumers Energy customers across the state lost power during August as the grid failed to keep up with a growing demand. To prevent future shutdowns, utilities will need to increase their reliability.
Economic uncertainty, caused by high inflation rates, the COVID-19 pandemic and international crises, at the state and national level has prompted Gavin Newsom to reject several bills in an effort to maintain a cushioned budget.
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“No one is saying the city should not remove trash, but when we’re seeing MacBook Pros, that’s just straight up targeting of unhoused people.”Zal K. Shroff, senior attorney with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, regarding the lawsuit that was filed against San Francisco to demand that the city stop harassing and destroying the belongings of people living on the streets. (Associated Press — Sept. 28, 2022)