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Press Democrat: Mendocino County tourism director suspected of embezzlement

Press Democrat: Point Reyes whale was entangled before it died, researchers say

Friday, Jan. 19

NY Times: What Is the Health and Nutritional Value of Mushrooms?

NY Times: California Today: 100 Million Dead Trees Prompt Fears of Wildfires

Huffington Post: The Youngest Black Dispensary Owner In The U.S. Wants To Help You Understand Weed

Press Democrat: Why 'budtenders' are the gatekeepers to the billion dollar legal weed industry

San Jose Mercury: Plans for new dams, reservoirs in California hit big hurdle

Green State: Sonoma State’s dean William Silver jumps to cannabis company CannaCraft

Thursday, Jan. 18

SF Chronicle: Price check! What are Californians paying for legal cannabis?

Press Democrat: 15 Bay Area companies that are 'hiring like crazy,' according to Glassdoor

NY Times: Consumer Watchdog’s Latest Budget Request: $0

Vanity Fair: From Nazi Germany to Australia: The Incredible True Story of History’s Longest Kayak Journey

NY Times: Fear of the Federal Government in the Ranchlands of Oregon

Huffington Post: 19 Attorneys General Call On Congress To Legalize Banking For Weed Industry

Seattle Times: City Council passes resolution supporting Seattle’s bid to host 2026 World Cup

The Oregonian: OSU lands $50 million commitment from dermatologist for veterinary medicine program

San Jose Mercury: “It might get ugly:” Bay Area cities brace for ICE sweeps

Press Democrat: Vandals topple Prunedale beehives, kill 200,000 bees

LA Times: How Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke prompted a mass resignation from his National Park Service Advisory Board

LA Times: California wanted to bridge the digital divide but left rural areas behind. Now that's about to change

LA Times: One year in, Trump's environmental agenda is already taking a measurable toll

Wednesday, Jan. 17

SF Chronicle: New supervisors in Calaveras County now vote to ban commercial pot after permits issued and taxes paid

SF Chronicle: Feds planning massive Northern California immigration sweep to strike against sanctuary laws

NY Times: In Canada, Hunting and Preserving an Indigenous Way of Life

NY Times: Florida Isn’t the Only State That Will Be Hurt by Offshore Drilling

The Oregonian: Price talks put Dungeness crab season on hold in Oregon, Washington

Seattle Times: Is Seattle’s homeless crisis the worst in the country?

Press Democrat: Santa Rosa’s long strange cannabis trip

San Jose Mercury: California sea lion population has tripled, new study finds

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Watsonville OKs growth, manufacturing of recreational po

Tuesday, Jan. 16

LA Times: Discovery of 13 emaciated siblings brings new scrutiny to home-schooling in California

Daily Beast: How Montana Gold Rushers Literally Threw Away a Fortune in Sapphires

Washington Post: Most of National Park Service panel quits out of frustration with Zinke’s refusal to meet with them

Washington Post: Your body measurements offer more data to be sold to companies

NY Times: The Parasite on the Playground

Washington Post: Big Brother on wheels: Your car knows where you have been — and a lot more about you

LA Times: California hospitals face a 'war zone' of flu patients — and are setting up tents to treat them

Press Democrat: HSU grad's plans for large pot farm riles Petaluma neighbors

Monday, Jan. 15

Sonoma West: Cannabis Workshop draws big crowd at senior center

Outside: The Private Company Selling Off America's Public Lands

The Guardian: Pot entrepreneur and ex-felon fights for black role in California's budding industry

The Guardian: Is marijuana a medical miracle? The truth is, we still don't know

Sunday, Jan. 14

The Guardian: Legal marijuana cuts violence says US study, as medical-use laws see crime fall

NY Times: Car Flies About 60 Feet Into Upper Floor of a Building in California

NY Times: Keep Our Mountains Free. And Dangerous.

Washington Post: Family of doctors is pioneering a path for practicing medicine with marijuana

Saturday, Jan. 13

Seattle Times: U.S. review shows pesticides harm threatened salmon, whales

NY Times: Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories

NY Times: The Delicate Politics of Chasing Owls

NY Times: Uranium Mining Industry Renews Push Into Bears Ears

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