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Mercury Rising
In a series of articles, the Los Angeles Times explores the most literal result of global warming: extreme heat.

Image caption: The schoolhouse was the biggest building in Allensworth, the town founded by Col. Allen Allensworth, which is now a state park.
Civil Rights, Historical Wrongs
Sacramento-based news outlet talks to Jonathan Burgess and L. Dee Slade, both testifying before the Reparations Task Force.

Image caption: Northern pintails and many other species of waterfowl depend on marshland in the Klamath Basin during migration.
Dying for Fresh Water
This year, an estimated 60,000 birds have been poisoned by botulism in one of the oldest waterfowl conservation reserves in the state.

Image caption: Matt Werner’s “Burning Man: The Musical” lampoons how moneyed visitors eschewed the festival’s original grassroots ethos.
The Playa’s the Thing
Palo Alto Weekly interviews Matt Werner, whose play ‘Burning Man: The Musical’ is available on Broadway On Demand and Streaming Musicals.

Image caption: Truckee's 'Moonshine Ink' newspaper offers a unique package of fire coverage.
Moonshine Ink Covers Ongoing Fires From Multiple Angles
Moonshine Ink newspaper in Truckee provides updates on the latest fires in the region, as well as wildfire preparation, firefighting methods and other angles on the fire crisis.

Image caption: A NASA satellite image of the Caldor Fire burning east of Sacramento.
Tahoe Weekly Offers Detailed Fire Evacuation Guide
With the Caldor Fire bearing down on the Tahoe region, the Tahoe Weekly has published a detailed guide to evacuating safely and quickly.

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Mapping California
In an article by Priya Hutner of the Tahoe Weekly, author, poet and naturalist Obi Kaufmann talks about his latest work: a new book and a documentary film that screens online Sept. 9.

Image caption: PG&E now says it plans to place 10,000 miles of power lines underground.
After Dixie Fire, PG&E Announces Plan to Put 10,000 Miles of Wire Underground
After admitting a power line may have started the Dixie Megafire in Butte County, PG&E now says it will place 10,000 miles of power lines underground.

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Nominate This Guy for a Darwin Award
The Sac Bee’s Amelia Davidson apparently resisted the urge to make fun of a man whose car was found burning along a remote stretch of I-80 yesterday.

Image caption: California law requires counties to make data on workplace COVID outbreaks public, but only 20 counties do.
Counties Scoff at Workplace COVID Data Law
A new report reveals that only 20 counties have complied with a law requiring release of workplace COVID outbreak data.

Image caption: ATF agents found automatic weapons, including parts of AK-47s, that had been altered using various kits—so-called "ghost guns."
Sac Fire Captain Faces ‘Ghost Gun’ Charges
Ryan Sabalow of the Sacramento Bee tells the tale of a reportedly heroic Sacramento Metropolitan Fire captain who police say was manufacturing illegal automatic weapons at his home in rural El Dorado County.

Image caption: Laird defended the education budget process on the floor of the senate.
Schools Finally Get Needed Funding
EdSource spoke with Sen. John Laird Monday regarding the “historic” education funding contained in the budget the legislature had just sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Image caption: A sled corral full of broken plastic sleds at Fallen Leaf Lake Hill.
Tahoe Weekly Tackles Trash
Tahoe Weekly’s Priya Hunter offers deep reporting and her personal perspective on a serious trash problem that has roiled Lake Tahoe and the mountain communities that surround it since last summer.

Image caption: Telecommuters from cities such as San Francisco are finding a more affordable housing market in Sacramento.
Side Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic: Bay Area Workers Migrate East
The Sacramento Bee reports on telecommuters drawn by lower-cost housing in the California capital.

Image caption: President Donald Trump sits across from California Governor Gavin Newsom at a press conference on the state’s increasingly destructive fire season. Screen shot from the PBS NewsHour YouTube channel.
POTUS Comes to Sacramento and Implores California to Clean Its Forests

And global warming? “It will get cooler,” the president tells California’s governor.


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