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Yesterday

Medford Mail Tribune: Tens of thousands of fentanyl pills seized in I-5 traffic stop

NY Times: A Bitter Debate on Ethnic Studies in Highly Diverse California

NY Times: The Great Western Public Land Robbery

Sacramento Bee: Feds say East Coast lawyer used his Learjet to ship pot, hash oil across the country

Washington Post: Inspector general finds politically motivated harassment at State Department

Washington Post: The smelly seaweed that turned Mexican beaches into a rancid mess

San Jose Mercury: California land values skyrocketing, but pace slower than Nevada and Colorado

AP News: Migrant kids separated at border faced abuse in foster homes

Politico: Robert Mueller Russia Investigation Report Was Downloaded Nearly 800 Million Times

Daily Beast: Autopsy: Colorado Man Killed by Police Was Shot Three Times in the Back; Had No Weapon

Forbes: Illinois' Hazy New Law Legalizing Recreational Use Of Marijuana

The Guardian: 'Bees, not refugees': the environmentalist roots of anti-immigrant bigotry

The Guardian: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era

The Guardian: Trump administration reverses decision to use 'cyanide bombs' to kill wild animals

KRCR: 3 former tribal officials plead guilty in $4.9 million embezzlement case

Press Democrat: Sweeping new plan aims to curb Russian River pollution by targeting septic systems

SF Chronicle: San Francisco hopes to curb poop problem by extending public toilet use to 24 hours

SF Chronicle: 16,000 lose power in Marin; cause unknown

Thursday, Aug. 15

Daily Beast: Could Restoring Soil Help Halt Climate Change?

Washington Post: U.S. health panel recommends doctors screen all adults for illicit drug use

LA Times: California has the biggest legal marijuana market in the world, despite black market

LA Times: Proposition 13 treats all California property taxes the same. Voters could change that in 2020

Press Democrat: Nearly 60 inmates hurt in prison riot in Monterey County

Press Democrat: Santa Rosa doctor arrested on murder charges in deaths of 5 patients

The Guardian: What is the 'salmon cannon' and how do the fish feel about it?

Wednesday, Aug. 14

NPR: Wet, Wild And High: Lakes And Rivers Wreak Havoc Across Midwest, South

Santa Cruz Sentinel: ‘In the Land of My Ancestors’ brings message of hope for native Californians

The Oregonian: Wildfire toll leaves communities struggling to recover

Sacramento Bee: Excessive heat warning issued as Sacramento Valley temperatures trend toward 110

Washington Post: Extreme climate change has arrived in America

Washington Post: U.S. markets tumble after key indicator triggers recession worries

Tuesday, Aug. 13

The Atlantic: The New Servant Class - America's fastest growing job sector

National Geographic: The Banana Is One Step Closer To Disappearing

New Food Economy: Minneapolis becomes the first major American city to ban new drive-through windows

Fox : CHP officer, gunman dead in shootout near freeway: report

Ukiah Daily Journal: California Cannabis Authority updates Mendocino County on tracking program

The Guardian: It's raining plastic: microscopic fibers fall from the sky in Rocky Mountains

The Guardian: How the climate emergency could lead to a mental health crisis

The Guardian: The number of fake emotional support dogs is exploding – why?

Monday, Aug. 12

Huffington Post: What Grocery Stores Won’t Tell You About Plastic

Washington Post: Armed civilian kills gunman, stops shooting spree at Walmart in Washington state

The Guardian: Tree-damaging pests pose ‘devastating’ threat to 40% of US forests

NY Times: U.S. Officials Suspect New Nuclear Missile in Explosion That Killed 7 Russians

Motley Fool: Bernie Sanders Just Suggested a Unique Way to Legalize Marijuana

Vox: The Endangered Species Act is incredibly popular and effective. Trump is weakening it anyway.

Washington Post: Lightning strikes within 300 miles of the North Pole, as rapid Arctic warming continues

Washington Post: New Trump rules weaken wildlife protections, shrink habitats that animals and plants rely on for survival

Washington Post: As overdoses soared, nearly 35 billion opioids — half of distributed pills — handled by 15 percent of pharmacies

Sunday, Aug. 11

Del Norte Triplicate: Tourism is hot again this year

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Homelessness slightly down in Santa Cruz County, but troubling trends highlight housing crisis


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