Members of Congress are inquiring about a failed U.S Forest Service plan that could have saved Grizzly Flat from destruction. In a Nov. 18 letter, lawmakers demanded answers on shortcomings of the Forest Service’s Trestle Forest Health Project.(Nov. 22, 2022) → Read the full Mountain Democrat report
Members of the Diamond Springs-El Dorado Community Coalition collected signatures in opposition to housing developments proposed for the Diamond Springs-El Dorado area, which they say would add to traffic congestion and fire evacuation concerns.(Nov. 18, 2022) → Read the full Mountain Democrat report
Elon Musk says he plans to make Twitter a haven for 'free speech,' but a look at his list of investors suggests that the world's richest person may have other reasons for purchasing the highly influential social media platform.
California’s goal of zero traffic fatalities remains distant. Here are some common causes of deaths on the road that can be fixed, but haven’t been.
The Vision Zero program sets a goal for California cities to eliminate traffic fatalities, but almost a decade into the effort, the goal remains distant, and horrific tragedies on the road continue to stack up.
A wave of public government meeting disruptions by right-wing groups often inspired by Donald Trump has inspired a new law designed to help officials restore order to the process of running local government.
The chances of a 'biblical' megastorm devastating California have doubled over the past century, thanks to climate change, a new study warns. And as the globe continues to warm, the possibility of disaster only gets worse.
Was the deadly McKinney Fire made worse by the decline of commercial logging, or were factors such as poor forest management and climate change more important in causing the fire to explode in Siskiyou County?
Steven Carrillo, an active-duty Air Force servicemember, fell down a rabbit hole of Facebook extremism and became convinced he could start a new civil war. Then he turned his online obsession into real-life murder.
Extreme climate conditions that can be traced directly back to global warming are fueling the Oak Fire, the biggest California fire of 2022. Here’s how climate change is causing the disaster.