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Valley Packs a Punch on Powerful Congressional Ag Committee

The San Joaquin Valley will wield considerable clout on the influential House Committee on Agriculture in the 116th Congress. Rep. Jim Costa of Fresno is joined by two other Valley Democrats on the committee, newly elected TJ Cox of Fresno and Josh Harder o...
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Heavy Tahoe Snow Pops Parked Jet’s Nose in Air

TRUCKEE — The Latest on California storms (all times local): 10:30 a.m. — Wet Snow Caused a Rear-Engine Jet to Do a Tail Stand An accumulation of heavy, wet snow caused a rear-engine jet parked at a Lake Taho...
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Newsom Vows Energy Will Flow Despite PG&E Bankruptcy

SAN FRANCISCO — The nation's largest utility said Monday it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy because it faces at least $30 billion in potential damages from lawsuits over the catastrophic wildfires in California in 2017 and 2018 that killed scores of people...
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Southbound Lanes on Grapevine Are Open Again

UPDATE, 6:53 P.M. Caltrans says the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 through the Grapevine are open again after they were closed earlier Monday because of high winds and snow. GRAPEVINE: Southbound I-5 is...
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Judge Blocks Trump Birth Control Coverage Rule in 13 States

OAKLAND — A U.S. judge in California on Sunday blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C. "The law couldn't be more clea...