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LA Times: The food that goes bad in your fridge amounts to trillions of gallons of wasted water

LA Times: California hospitals must cough up millions to meet charity care obligations


Willamette Week: Oregon Grew More Cannabis Than Customers Can Smoke. Now Shops and Farmers Are Left With Mountains of Unwanted Bud

Hakai Magazine: Local Carbs: Pacific Northwest plant lovers nurture an indigenous food with ancient roots

NY Times: Can Dirt Save the Earth from Climate Change?

Seattle Times: Supreme Court showdown: Washington’s attorney general vs. tribes over salmon habitat

San Jose Mercury: Environmentalists plan logging to restore California’s redwood forests

San Jose Mercury: Report: Half of Californians support deportations of immigrants, Muslim ban

Press Democrat: Sonoma County supervisors advance proposed $300 million housing bond for potential November election

Press Democrat: Petaluma police arrest woman following apparent overdose death of son

LA Times: East Bay fault is 'tectonic time bomb' more dangerous than San Andreas, study finds

SF Chronicle: Bay Area’s air quality near nation’s worst, climate change to blame: Report

SF Chronicle: Marijuana-based epilepsy drug gets positive review from FDA

SF Chronicle: A plea to save California’s treasured coast redwoods, giant sequoias

Tuesday, April 17

Daily Mail: Quirky forest eco-village created by couple who were tired of modern life now houses 600 people in four communities

The Oregonian: Public art trail in the works for Oregon Coast

Press Democrat: Pulitzer Prize awarded to Press Democrat for wildfire coverage

Santa Cruz Sentinel: California restaurant kitchen staff can share in tips under new law

Sacramento Bee: California housing showdown draws key interest groups

Sacramento Bee: Trump's tax cut not for everyone: 1 million Californians will owe $12 billion more next year

LA Times: Letters: If William McKinley's statue gets removed, which president with a complicated legacy is next?

LA Times: Organs from drug overdose victims could save the lives of patients on transplant waiting list

LA Times: Supreme Court to decide if online sellers must collect sales taxes across America

LA Times: Some Republican lawmakers, once critical of marijuana, now think highly of it. Here’s why

SF Chronicle: With S.F. seawall crumbling, $425 million bond for repairs likely to make ballot

SF Chronicle: Clean up San Francisco’s streets, tourist industry pleads

Monday, April 16

PsyPost: Treatment utilizing psychedelic drug ibogaine significantly reduces opioid withdrawal and cravings

Washington Post: PBS: ‘Civilizations’ is the most ambitious story about art ever told on television

The New Yorker: The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans

Atlas Obscura: How a Gang of Thirsty Thieves Stole Over $500,000 Worth of Wine in Calif

The Guardian: Two surfers attacked by sharks on Western Australia coast near Pro tournament

The Guardian: Nonprofit says study shows Trump businesses making millions from political and taxpayer spending

The Guardian: Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

The Guardian: The Hague bans cannabis smoking in city centre in Dutch first

The Guardian: 'Cannabis strengthened our bond': can pot make you a better parent?

LA Times: Tax policy is a bore, until they take your Social Security and Medicare away

LA Times: Southern California plans to spend $11 billion on the delta tunnels. Who will end up paying?

SF Chronicle: Opposition to immigrant sanctuary spreading in California

SF Chronicle: Chuck E. Cheeses for adults? SF's activity bars are all the rage

Washington Post: John Boehner’s claim that ‘we have literally filled up our jails’ with people for minor marijuana possession

Washington Post: Amid Trump’s harsh rhetoric about Mexico, the U.S. has been quietly helping it fight a war on opium

Sunday, April 15

NY Times: Fighting to Save America’s Bats

NY Times: Strange Math Sends Pensions Soaring at Taxpayers’ Expense

LA Times: The staggering body count as California newspapers founder, and democracy loses

LA Times: Tens of thousands of votes are in danger of not being counted in California's biggest races this June

SF Chronicle: Wine Country burn scars explode with wildflowers: 'It's off the charts'

Saturday, April 14

SF Chronicle: More organic than thou? Rebel farmers create new food label

Seattle Times: Conservationists, West Coast bottom fishermen embrace ‘grand bargain’

Seattle Times: Seattle still doesn’t know what to do with thousands of people living in vehicles

The Atlantic: Why American Students Haven't Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years

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