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NBC News: Video: Captives of Cannabis: Human Trafficking In The Marijuana Industry

Gizmodo: Our Cancers Are Filled With Fungi

Times of Israel: Fungus is telltale cancer sign, possibly screenable by blood test: Israel-US study

NY Times: Once Known for Vaccine Skeptics, Marin Now Tells Them ‘You’re Not Welcome’

Washington Post: How to scrub your phone number and address from Google search

Pocket: The Forgotten Art of Squatting Is a Revelation for Bodies Ruined by Sitting

The Guardian: Amtrak suspends San Diego-Los Angeles service due to shifting ground

The Guardian: US supreme court to decide cases with ‘monumental’ impact on democracy

LA Times: Column: Climate change is fueling extremism, raising tempers along with temperatures

LA Times: Column: California spends billions rebuilding burned towns. The case for calling it quits

KTLA: These are the oldest newspapers in California still in operation

KTVU: US housing recession could send home prices tumbling 20%, economist says

SF Chronicle: S.F. expects to eventually open supervised drug consumption sites inside some new ‘wellness hubs’


Washington Post: Supreme Court to hear high-stakes challenge to Clean Water Act

The Guardian: Amsterdam considers banning ‘cannabis tourists’ from its coffee shops

LA Times: Five Stockton homicides are ‘related,’ police seeking person of interest

LA Times: As a young man, I traveled the High Sierra by mule. After 59 years, I tried it again

SF Chronicle: Humboldt will have the fastest sea level rise on the West Coast. Here’s what’s at stake

Friday, Sept. 30

Washington Post: Opinion Thousands were released from prison during covid. The results are shocking.

LA Times: Mexico is deadliest spot in the world for environmental activists

SFGate: San Francisco tech company DocuSign lays off hundreds of employees

LA Times: A $50,000 electric bill? The cost of cooling L.A.’s biggest houses in a heat wave

KRCR: Woman struck by bull at Redding Rodeo credits it with saving her life after finding cancer

SF Chronicle: Two Healdsburg men arrested on 21 counts of arson for 2021 Sonoma County fires

The Guardian: US mortgage rates climb to 6.7%, highest for 15 years

The Guardian: ‘I felt like I failed’: inflation puts healthy food out of reach for millions of Americans

The Guardian: Boston bans artificial turf in parks due to toxic ‘forever chemicals’

Thursday, Sept. 29

Wired: Video: How This Mushroom Savant Identifies Fungi

NY Times: Hurricane Ian’s Toll Is Severe. Lack of Insurance Will Make It Worse.

NY Times: How McKinsey Got Into the Business of Addiction

Press Democrat: CHP officers to get their biggest raise in almost 20 years

Press Democrat: 707 area code about to get some company from newcomer 369

KRCR: PG&E helicopters are coming to the Northstate to assist in preventing wildfires

Mt. Shasta News: California college students struggle to find affordable housing amid limited space

Mt. Shasta News: How climate change is destroying the 'Wild' experience of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

KTLA: All-electric new cars by 2035? What mechanics say about California’s plan

San Jose Mercury News: 2 California rock climbers found dead from injuries after distress call

San Jose Mercury News: Two arrested in Santa Cruz gang-related shooting

SFGate: Newsom signs laws to build housing on commercial land

SFGate: Shasta County warns of 'very aggressive' people impersonating elections officials

SF Chronicle: He hit Bay Area small businesses with disability lawsuits. Video may uncover ‘a monumental fraud’

SF Chronicle: Mass shooting at an Oakland high school injures six. Police search for attacker

Wednesday, Sept. 28

AP News: Tiny Oregon town hosts 1st wind-solar-battery ‘hybrid’ plant

KCRA: Shasta County reports possible voter intimidation; California governor signs voting protection laws

Washington Post: Marijuana’s last taboo: Parents who get stoned

Washington Post: Why this cheating accusation in the chess world matters

Seattle Times: Arbitration has come to senior living. You don’t have to sign up!

KOMO: Invasive stink bug population could increase in Washington state due to climate change

The Guardian: World’s central banks financing destruction of the rainforest

The Guardian: ‘Every day is worse than the one before’: a Palestinian community fights for survival

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