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Digg: Put in zip code: Here's what eclipse will look like from home

The Guardian: How a father's tragedy moved the Teamsters to fight an opioid distributor

Press Democrat: King of Beers triggers fear among local craft brewers

Press Democrat: Trump’s move to shrink coastal protection from oil drilling prompts broad protest



NY Times: Economy Needs Workers, but Drug Tests Take a Toll

Sunday, July 23

SF Chronicle: State bill aimed at “Big Weed” marketing hits small businesses too

LA Times: Republicans finally got that fire-prevention fee scrapped, but at what price?

Saturday, July 22

The Guardian: Anthrax anyone? All hell breaks loose as the tundra thaws

LA Times: A veteran pot farmer mourns the passing of a more paranoid, more profitable way of life

Seattle Times: OpEd: The peril of mining the pristine headwaters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay

San Jose Mercury: Giant California solar project cut back after environmentalists oppose it

The Guardian: Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé accused of complicity in illegal rainforest destruction

NY Times: The Rise Of Extreme Commuting

LA Times: L.A. voters want to legalize marijuana, so why won't city leaders do it?

LA Times: More people are dying in Mexico's bloody drug war than ever before

Ukiah Daily Journal: Fort Bragg’s Noyo Center assembling largest Orca skeleton in U.S.

Press Democrat: Father and son jailed on suspicion of operating a Lake County marijuana concentrate lab

Press Democrat: Thousands apply for cannabis permits in Emerald Triangle, but few in Sonoma County

Friday, July 21

Bloomberg News: So this is why cheese is in everything!

Marshall Project: How Fake Cops Got $1.2 Million in Real Weapons

Washington Post: In rural America, some towns are divided between those who work and those who don’t

NY Times: The Last Best Empty Place in America

Leafly: The Future of California Cannabis Depends on Rain

LA Times: As Trump wages war on legal marijuana, military veterans side with pot

Thursday, July 20

Huffington Post: Restoring US Forests Can Help Solve Our Water Infrastructure Crisis

SLO New Times: Old code violations haunt cannabis growers in SLO

Leafly: Colorado Has Brought in a Cool Half-Billion in Cannabis Taxes

The Oregonian: Shark warning issued for parts of the Oregon Coast

Press Democrat: Man shot, killed during Kelseyville home invasion

Washington Post: I’m a scientist. I’m blowing the whistle on the Trump administration.

Wednesday, July 19

Seattle Times: Legal pot sales begin in Uruguay under landmark 2013 law

Press Democrat: Sonoma Co. water chief to head state water department

SF Chronicle: Mariposa evacuated, fire near Yosemite grows to 25,000 acres

Press Democrat: Sonoma County supervisors create cannabis advisory group

Press Democrat: Wine and weed leaders collaborate on biodynamic Sonoma Valley pot farm

Tuesday, July 18

The New Yorker: How Trump Is Transforming Rural America

Ukiah Daily Journal: Mendocino County’s cannabis program under fire as applications pile up

LA Times: As its losses and debt grow, can Frontier remain a player in the phone business?

Monday, July 17

NY Times: Papers Vanish. Now, Billions in Student Loan Debt May, Too.

Washington Post: Many people can’t tell when photos are fake. Can you?

Washington Post: Sessions to push for police to take more cash from U.S. citizens

NY Times: California’s Housing Crisis Reaches a ‘Breaking Point’

Daily Beast: The Racist Pot Prosecutions That Even Prosecutors Acknowledge Are Ridiculous

LA Times: One child, a $21-million medical bill: How a tiny number of patients poses a huge challenge for Medi-Cal

Washington Post: Chickens laying ‘USDA Organic’ eggs are supposed to roam outdoors. Do they?

SF Chronicle: Sonoma County challenges for pot supremacy as others turn away

The Guardian: In the Grand Canyon, uranium mining threatens a tribe's survival

Sunday, July 16

The Guardian: 'More valuable than gold': Yellowstone businesses prepare to fight mining

Saturday, July 15

NY Daily News: 400 pounds of marijuana hidden in new cars shipped from Mexico

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