State Issues

State Issues

Legislature slows its rush to judgment

State lawmakers often bring bills to a decision when the votes are there for passage, even if their contents are not fully vetted. But this year, they put off changes in liability law for wildfire damage, and should also wait on a bill to tie California’s electrical grid to other Western states.

Community leaders celebrate removal of deadly, ugly Dennett Dam in Modesto

Community leaders on Thursday gathered along the shore of the Tuolumne River in Modesto, California, to celebrate the removal of Dennett Dam, an eyesore that created blight, damaged the ecosystem and presented a safety hazard for decades.