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Wildfires Scorching Homes, Land and California’s Budget

Just a month into the budget year, California has already spent more than one-quarter of its annual fire budget, at least $125 million, state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Mike Mohler said Wednesday. More than 13,000 firefighters are ...

Bullet Train Leader is ‘OK’ With a Do-Over Vote

Dan Richard, the longtime chairman of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, told a Bay Area newspaper columnist Thursday that he is "OK" with allowing voters a second say on the controversial, budget-busting bullet-train project. "I actually would be OK...