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Friday, April 20

The Guardian: Growing pains: how Oregon wound up with way more pot than it can smoke

The Guardian: US official appeared to delay protections for endangered species at behest of oil group

LA Times: As lieutenant governor, Newsom has had few duties — and he skipped many of them

LA Times: The great California cannabis experiment lurches forward

Thursday, April 19

NY Times: The Menopause-Alzheimer’s Connection

NY Times: F.D.A. Panel Recommends Approval of Cannabis-Based Drug for Epilepsy

NY Times: Boehner Benefits From Weed. Blacks Are in Prison for Using It.

The Guardian: Despite California's liberal image, half favor travel ban and more deportations

Santa Cruz Sentinel: State auditor: California doing a poor job on homelessness

Emerald Report: Formerly anti-pot lawmakers now working to improve California’s cannabis economy

Press Democrat: Gualala logging dispute heats up after state’s green light

Press Democrat: $800,000 in Disneyland tickets stolen from Northern California youth farming group

Press Democrat: Santa Rosa officials evict Roseland homeless camp residents

SF Chronicle: Schumer backs decriminalizing pot at federal level

NY Times: Video: Rehab alone doesn't work - a different approach is needed

The Guardian: Last caribou to roam lower 48 US states all but extinct: 'The herd is functionally lost'

San Jose Mercury: New 10.5 megawatt solar farm opens on site of former Chevron landfill

LA Times: The food that goes bad in your fridge amounts to trillions of gallons of wasted water

LA Times: California hospitals must cough up millions to meet charity care obligations

Wednesday, April 18

Willamette Week: Oregon Grew More Cannabis Than Customers Can Smoke. Now Shops and Farmers Are Left With Mountains of Unwanted Bud

Hakai Magazine: Local Carbs: Pacific Northwest plant lovers nurture an indigenous food with ancient roots

NY Times: Can Dirt Save the Earth from Climate Change?

Seattle Times: Supreme Court showdown: Washington’s attorney general vs. tribes over salmon habitat

San Jose Mercury: Environmentalists plan logging to restore California’s redwood forests

San Jose Mercury: Report: Half of Californians support deportations of immigrants, Muslim ban

Press Democrat: Sonoma County supervisors advance proposed $300 million housing bond for potential November election

Press Democrat: Petaluma police arrest woman following apparent overdose death of son

LA Times: East Bay fault is 'tectonic time bomb' more dangerous than San Andreas, study finds

SF Chronicle: Bay Area’s air quality near nation’s worst, climate change to blame: Report

SF Chronicle: Marijuana-based epilepsy drug gets positive review from FDA

SF Chronicle: A plea to save California’s treasured coast redwoods, giant sequoias

Tuesday, April 17

Daily Mail: Quirky forest eco-village created by couple who were tired of modern life now houses 600 people in four communities

The Oregonian: Public art trail in the works for Oregon Coast

Press Democrat: Pulitzer Prize awarded to Press Democrat for wildfire coverage

Santa Cruz Sentinel: California restaurant kitchen staff can share in tips under new law

Sacramento Bee: California housing showdown draws key interest groups

Sacramento Bee: Trump's tax cut not for everyone: 1 million Californians will owe $12 billion more next year

LA Times: Letters: If William McKinley's statue gets removed, which president with a complicated legacy is next?

LA Times: Organs from drug overdose victims could save the lives of patients on transplant waiting list

LA Times: Supreme Court to decide if online sellers must collect sales taxes across America

LA Times: Some Republican lawmakers, once critical of marijuana, now think highly of it. Here’s why

SF Chronicle: With S.F. seawall crumbling, $425 million bond for repairs likely to make ballot

SF Chronicle: Clean up San Francisco’s streets, tourist industry pleads

Monday, April 16

PsyPost: Treatment utilizing psychedelic drug ibogaine significantly reduces opioid withdrawal and cravings

Washington Post: PBS: ‘Civilizations’ is the most ambitious story about art ever told on television

The New Yorker: The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans

Atlas Obscura: How a Gang of Thirsty Thieves Stole Over $500,000 Worth of Wine in Calif

The Guardian: Two surfers attacked by sharks on Western Australia coast near Pro tournament

The Guardian: Nonprofit says study shows Trump businesses making millions from political and taxpayer spending

The Guardian: Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

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