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The Hill: Pentagon declares climate change a 'national security issue'

The Hill: Tens of thousands of voters drop Republican affiliation after Capitol riot

Politico: Food stamp spending jumped nearly 50 percent in 2020

Politico: Biden starts rolling back Trump anti-abortion rules

Washington Post: CDC-backed research finds schools aren’t big coronavirus spreaders

Washington Post: Auto insurers unfairly set rates based on drivers’ education and occupations, consumer group says

Washington Post: The GOP’s Marjorie Taylor Greene problem is spinning out of control

Washington Post: Subway’s tuna is not tuna, but a ‘mixture of various concoctions,’ a California lawsuit alleges

NY Times: Copper masks, pills and pain relief: Fact-checking wellness claims

Washington Post: As Biden vows monumental action on climate change, a fight with the fossil fuel industry has only begun

NY Times: Shark Populations Are Crashing, With a ‘Very Small Window’ to Avert Disaster

NY Times: To Avoid an Outbreak, China Cancels Lunar New Year for Millions of Migrants

NY Times: Millions Meant for Public Health Threats Were Diverted Elsewhere, Watchdog Says

AP News: EXPLAINER: Why it’s hard to make vaccines and boost supplies

NY Times: Why Pennsylvania Republican Leaders Are All-In for Trump More Than Ever

Reuters: U.S. economy contracts in 2020; worst performance since 1946

Redding Searchlight: Storm updates: Over 2,000 PG&E customers without electricity in Shasta County

Redding Searchlight: Rocklin man took papers from Mitch McConnell's desk during U.S. Capitol riot, feds say

Reuters: 'We love this stock': GameStop effect spreads as calls for probe build

Reuters: WHO team in Wuhan probing COVID-19 origins moves out of quarantine

NY Times: ‘Dumb Money’ Is on GameStop, and It’s Beating Wall Street at Its Own Game

CNN: How to get the most Covid financial relief when filing your taxes this year

Press Democrat: Closed Russian River mouth, rainfall threatens flooding in Jenner

Press Democrat: Biden pauses new offshore oil leases, shielding California coast from more drilling rigs

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Debris flow evacuation orders stay in place for Santa Cruz Mountains with storm shift

San Jose Mercury: 80-year-old Tijuana man gets 7 years for drug money laundering scheme with attempt to buy California bank

San Jose Mercury: A Hayward man took out the trash, unaware feds were watching. Ripped paper found in garbage bins led to drug trafficking indictment against him

San Jose Mercury: This California rapper and singer is using music to promote the cannabis business

California Globe: CA Labor Secretary Julie Su is ‘Failing Up’ After Massive EDD Fraud and Failures

California Globe: SoCal Edison to Pay $2.2 Billion in Wildfire Settlements

KTLA: San Diego K-9 recovering after being stabbed, receiving more than 100 stitches

KTLA: Space Force, a Trump favorite, likely to survive wave of Biden administration changes

KTLA: Blue Shield of California tasked with ramping up state’s coronavirus vaccine delivery system

LA Times: Man arrested with explosives may have been targeting Gov. Newsom, authorities say

LA Times: Atmospheric river stalls over Monterey, triggers mudslides and is set to hit L.A.

LA Times: No bathrooms. No seating. Endless lines. Struggling seniors face vaccine misery

LA Times: Blue Shield will oversee California’s troubled COVID-19 vaccination effort

KRCR: Bernie Sanders Inauguration Day Bobblehead coming soon

KRCR: Heavy rain and snow on tap for Thursday

KRCR: Crews track fallen power lines following Snowmageddon 2021

Mt. Shasta News: Scenes from the Snow Storm in the Mt. Shasta area

The Oregonian: Bernie Sanders’ mittens, memes help raise $1.8M for charity

The Oregonian: Oregon’s largest tree now a magnificent stump on the Oregon coast

The Oregonian: 6 motorists stranded in Oregon snowstorm receive COVID vaccine in ‘impromptu clinic’


SF Chronicle: Live storm updates: Atmospheric river moving up north, Big Sur to face 'life-threatening' floods

SF Chronicle: Mud flow in River Fire burn scar slams Salinas neighborhood

NY Times: Firefighters Battle an Unseen Hazard: Their Gear Could Be Toxic

NY Times: Recycling in America Is a Mess. A New Bill Could Clean It Up.

Washington Post: He Was Convicted in a Police Officer’s Murder. Trump Gave Him Clemency.

NY Times: With All Eyes on Covid-19, Drug-Resistant Infections Crept In

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