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Report Shows High Quality of Water Continues

The Nevada Irrigation District drinking water once again exceeded federal public standards, as reported in the latest Annual Water Quality Report. This report summarizes all testing and monitoring programs that were conducted in 2021.

(June 9, 2022) → Read the full YubaNet report
Cal Fire Grants Awarded to Nevada County

Cal Fire will direct funds to both Nevada County and the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, supporting specific projects.

(June 1, 2022) → Read the full YubaNet report

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Image caption: Thousands of homeowners have been kicked off their fire insurance policies.
California Fire Insurance Crisis: How the State Helps Homeowners

As California insurance companies have revoked the fire policies of thousands of homeowners, the state has taken steps to get them covered again.

Image caption: Historically dry conditions appear likely to lead to another summer of fire in California.
California Wildfire Season 2022: Here's What to Expect

The 2022 California wildfire season looks like another dangerous one, with the state's historic drought showing no signs of letting up. Here's what to expect, and some measures the state is taking to slow down the flames.

Image caption: Many of Robert Kerbeck’s neighbors in Malibu Park lost their homes in the 2018 Woolsey Fire, which left behind lots where only chimneys still stood.
Give Your Home a Fighting Chance

California wildfires are becoming larger, more frequent and more ferocious. ‘Malibu Burning’ author Robert Kerbeck shares simple steps you can take to protect your home.

Image caption: Mountain lions and many other species are in danger from collisions with cars.
Five California Wildlife Crossings Keeping Animals Safe

California is creating wildlife crossings that can help animals get across dangerous highways without risk of death from vehicle strikes. Here are five of them.

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Tahoe’s wildfire season is now

Tahoe’s wildfire season is now Locals have longed joked about Tahoe’s two seasons – winter and road construction. But now locals and visitors must live with the new reality that climate breakdown has wrought upon the beloved landscape of the …

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Tahoe’s 2022 wildfire outlook

Courtesy Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team What began as a promising winter fizzled out in early 2022, leading to the driest January and February recorded across California and Nevada since record keeping began. Closer to home, Tahoe City, which has …

Image caption: The scene of the K Street shooting in downtown Sacramento, in which six people were killed.
Covering the Sacramento Mass Gang Shooting

Following the K-Street shooting, a freelance journalist's thoughts about reporting on the deadliest single episode of gun violence in Sacramento history.

Image caption: A ban on assault weapons is just one of 107 California gun control laws.
California Gun Control Laws and Mass Shootings

California has more gun laws than any other state. Here's how it took a series of mass shootings to make the state the toughest in the country on guns.

Image caption: Black Panthers at the California Capitol in 1967, an incident that sparked the gun control movement.
California Gun Control, Reagan, and the Black Panthers

The modern gun control movement started in California. Surprisingly, it was the work of Ronald Regan and the Black Panther Party. Here’s what happened.

Image caption: California is taking at least small steps to reform the county sheriffs system.
The Trouble With Sheriffs

Though they are elected officials, county sheriffs have less accountability than any other law enforcement officials. Here's why, and what California is doing about it.

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