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Yesterday

SF Chronicle: Court keeps ban on new mining claims around Grand Canyon

SF Chronicle: Robots are being used to deter homeless people from setting up camp in San Francisco

Press Democrat: Homeless camp fire sparked one Los Angeles blaze

LA Times: Religious leaders question why Republican tax plan would allow churches to endorse candidates

Washington Post: This Alaskan city is warming so fast, algorithms removed the data because it seemed unreal

NY Times: A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico’s Soaring Obesity

Seattle Times: Seattle imposes new limits on Airbnb, other short-term rentals

The Oregonian: Explosion of rats in Eugene linked to chickens, compost

Press Democrat: Sonoma County facing $21 million budget shortfall due to Northern California fires

The Guardian: How big oil is tightening its grip on Donald Trump's White House

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Cannabis cultivation may threaten mountain lions of Santa Cruz mountains, scientist says

Monday, Dec. 11

SF Examiner: Legal cannabis consumption may triple in SF, totaling $240M in sales annually

SF Chronicle: Cannabizfile: CA electronic cannabis registration available

Leafly: Coffee Shop Wants to Be Denver’s First Legal Cannabis Club

SF Chronicle: California losing 2 million trees a month as drought-related plague drags on

The Oregonian: 'Help me,' kidnapped woman mouths, is rescued in Salem, OR

The Guardian: America's homeless population rises for the first time since the Great Recession

Press Democrat: Fire victims find they are underinsured

Willits News: Eel River Recovery Project: Salmon run expected to be as large as last year

Del Norte Triplicate: Pacific Shores area getting a cleanup

NY Times: The New Old Age: Some Older Smokers Turn to Vaping. That May Not Be a Bad Idea.

NY Times: A Comeback for the Gateway Drug Theory?

Huffington Post: California’s Thomas Fire Now Ranks Among Largest In State History

Press Democrat: Winners from the 2017 Emerald Cup

Press Democrat: Emerald Cup awards feature look to past and future

The Guardian: Largest California wildfire expected to grow as it enters second week

Sunday, Dec. 10

SF Chronicle: UC Santa Barbara postpones final exams because of wildfires

LA Times: 'The planet is warming and all hell is breaking loose,' says Gov. Jerry Brown as he heads to Paris for a climate event

LA Times: As California burns, Congress plans to slash tax write-offs for fires and other disasters

LA Times: At 230,000 acres, Thomas fire is now the fifth-largest wildfire in modern California history

Washington Post: California fires, moving north, force evacuations in Santa Barbara

The Atlantic: Counterfe Fossils: How to Tell If a Dinosaur Is Fake

San Jose Mercury: Roadshow: Smoking pot in a car will soon be illegal

Trinity Journal: State AG files charges against illegal roads, clearing for cannabis along Indian Creek

Trinity Journal: County moving forward on rules for wholesale cannabis nurseries

CBC: Ontario company to supply marijuana in N.L., promises to build $55M production plant

KTVU: Thieves take half a million dollars worth of pot products in cannabis club heist

The Guardian: Weed and wine tours in California

Sacramento Bee: Yes, you’ll be able to smoke weed legally in three weeks. But here are hard realities

Huffington Post: Here’s How Many Billions America’s Richest Would Save On Estate Tax Repeal

Washington Post: Uranium firm urged Trump officials to shrink Bears Ears National Monument

Washington Post: Areas cut out of Utah monuments could reopen to mining and drilling

LA Times: EDITORIAL Back off, Jeff Sessions. California and other states should be able to legalize and regulate pot on their own

LA Times: Just because we can light up the night sky like it's noontime, doesn't mean we should

Press Democrat: Sebastopol poised to be 1st local city open to recreational cannabis trade

Saturday, Dec. 9

AP: Judge halts clearing of rare forest targeted for Walmar

NY Times: LA Will Become Largest US City With Recreational Pot

NY Times: Hey, ‘Budtender’: Los Angeles’s Power Brokers of Pot Crank Up the Kook

NY Times: How Arctic Drilling, Stymied for Decades, Returned in Tax Bill

Ars Technica: Who Knew? Bitcoin’s insane energy consumption, explained


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