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The Hill: Health officials warn of fungus 'superbug' outbreaks in Dallas, DC

The Hill: Trump PAC has not used any of the $75M its raised this year to help fund election audits: report

The Guardian: A new start after 60: ‘I was sick, tired and had lost myself – until I began lifting weights at 71’

LA Times: ‘Upzoning’ in my backyard? California bill won’t turbocharge home building, study says

LA Times: 20% of L.A. County’s coronavirus cases in June were among the vaccinated. Why that’s not surprising

LA Times: Democrats in California and D.C. clash over how state’s high-speed rail should be powered

Press Democrat: Drying wells in Mendocino launch scramble for emergency water sources

KRCR: Fly Fire: 1,200 acres, 0% contained burning north of Quincy


Politico: Republican congressman bulldozes cannabis grows of Hmong farmers in Siskiyou County

npr: The IRS Won't Be Calling, Emailing Or Texting. Don't Fall For Child Tax Credit Scams

The Guardian: Deadly coral disease sweeping Caribbean linked to wastewater from ships

NY Times: What I Saw in Yosemite Was Devastating

NY Times: Why Rural America Needs Immigrants

Washington Post: Editorial: The smartest way to make the rich pay is not a wealth tax

The Hill: The federal government must step in to save America's wolves

The Hill: PG&E burying 10,000 miles of power lines to lessen wildfire risk

KTLA: 100 firefighters respond to ‘major emergency’ blaze burning at former grocery store in Sun Valley

New Republic: More Reasons to Hate the Dentist

Daily Beast: Inside California’s Planned Floating Wind Farms

LA Times: From heavy metals to COVID-19, wildfire smoke is more dangerous than you think

LA Times: As drought slams California and Oregon, Klamath farmers grow fish to quell a water war

Mt. Shasta Herald: PG&E will spend at least $15 billion burying power lines in an effort to prevent wildfires

KRCR: Entire west shore of Lake Almanor evacuated due to Dixie Fire

SFGate: Video shows horrifying scene as Bootleg Fire chews up Oregon forest

SFGate: Lightning injures multiple people in Grand Canyon amid monsoonal thunderstorm

SFGate: Californians are arriving in Montana in droves. But they're not welcome.

Wednesday, July 21

Press Democrat: Official: 2 fires near Sebastopol area homeless camps ‘human-caused’

Fresno Bee: Smoke from raging wildfires transforming sunset colors across US. See the photos

LA Times: The largest wildfire in the U.S. advances toward Oregon mountain towns

Tuesday, July 20

Redding Record Searchlight: California launches largest free school lunch program in U.S., removing income caps

Politico: China is buying up American farms and getting taxpayer subsidies

The Hill: We have a moral obligation to learn Native American history

The Hill: Arizona set to outpace Colorado in marijuana sales

SFGate: Berkeley sells the most homes over asking price in the country, report finds

NY Times: J.&J. Vaccine May Be Less Effective Against Delta, Study Suggests

Washington Post: Private Israeli spyware used to hack cellphones of journalists, activists worldwide

Washington Post: iPhones no match for NSO spyware, despite Apple’s security claims

Washington Post: Severe floods inundate parts of central China, leaving at least one dead

Washington Post: Opinion: The majority of Americans lack a college degree. Why do so many employers require one?

NY Times: A Drought So Dire That a Utah Town Pulled the Plug on Growth

NY Times: Scorched, Parched and Now Uninsurable: Climate Change Hits Wine Country

NY Times: Extremist or Bridge-Builder? A Brawl Over Biden’s Pick to Oversee Public Lands.

KCRA: Dixie Fire grows to more than 61,000 acres Tuesday night

SFGate: PG&E says its equipment possibly linked to big wildfire

SFGate: Family farm swaps cows for goats amid changed dairy industry

SFGate: 'Near-complete loss' of young salmon in Sacramento River possible, California officials say

Monday, July 19

NY Times: The $8 Billion Question: Which Towns Will Cash In on Marijuana?

NY Times: Scorched, Parched and Now Uninsurable: Climate Change Hits Wine Country

Washington Post: Delta variant takes hold in U.S. as coronavirus cases rise nearly 70 percent

Washington Post: Guantánamo Bay detainee repatriated in first transfer since Trump had mostly halted resettlements

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