In the last 15 years, scientific studies have overturned common knowledge about the behavior and consequences of wildfires. A leading researcher discusses how it can help guide future efforts to protect both people and forests.
By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer | September 30, 2020
Nearly half of California voters are very pleased with Gov. Newsom’s management of the coronavirus pandemic. However, 55 percent of those same voters think he has done a poor job handling homelessness across the state.
By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times | September 29, 2020
The DMV and at least 80 other agencies across the state use facial recognition technology and investigators say it's an invaluable crime fighting tool. But civil rights advocates say the tech does more harm than good.
By Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post | September 28, 2020
Last week, the Employment Security Department answered questions about the department’s security glitches, increasing employer taxes and repaying the $576 million lost in the spring’s unemployment fraud.
By Paul Roberts, The Seattle Times | September 28, 2020
Lawmakers and experts warn that the combination of a pandemic, increased numbers of mail-in ballots and a heightened racial tension across the state have created the perfect place for election disinformation to grow.
By Stephen Montemayor, Star Tribune | September 28, 2020