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Walters: Newsom Veers Off the Rails

During his first couple weeks of managing California’s COVID-19 crisis, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s words and actions were impressively cool-headed and measured. Last week, however, he veered off the rails, needlessly causing alarm and confusion as Californians wer...
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Newsom Cautious on Earlier Release of Inmates

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday ruled out releasing violent inmates in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but left the door open to other relief that he said needs to be carefully weighed to avoid w...
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Newsom Limiting Beach Access to Slow Virus

Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday he would close parking lots at dozens of beaches and state parks to prevent the spread of coronavirus after large groups flocked to the coast and mountains to get outdoors on the first weekend under the state's stay-at-home order....
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Governor Calls on Youth to Take Shelter-In-Place Seriously

OAKLAND — Most Californians stayed at home on a Saturday that was unlike any its 40 million residents had ever seen before. “Those young people are still out there on the beaches thinking it's time to party. It's time to grow up, time to wake up. Time to re...
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PG&E Reaches Bankruptcy Deal With Newsom

SACRAMENTO — Pacific Gas & Electric and Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a deal Friday for the nation's largest utility to emerge from bankruptcy triggered by massive liabilities from wildfires. “This is the ...
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Governors Raise Alarm as Coronavirus Taxes Health Systems

BATON ROUGE, La. — In a day of dizzying developments, governors across the U.S. sounded a perilous alarm about the rapid spread of the new coronavirus and warned of dire consequences for their health care systems. "Our trajectory is basically the same as wh...