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California Legislature Returns Amid Homeless, Climate Crisis

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers returned to work on Monday to tackle a daunting list of challenges that include climate concerns and a growing homeless population — problems magnified by election-year politics. California is already one of the most aggres...

CEO says PG&E Got Complacent About Power Outages

SACRAMENTO — The head of Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. has told a California legislative committee that the utility became complacent about power shutdowns after successfully completing a few smaller ones. ...
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Regulators to Open Inquiry Into PG&E Outages

SAN FRANCISCO — California regulators will vote Wednesday on whether to open an investigation into pre-emptive power outages that blacked out large parts of the state for much of October as strong winds sparked fears of wildfires. The outages raised concern...
Photo of Jose Perez-Santiago, right, holding his daughter Jordalis, 2, as they return to their home for the first time since it was flooded

The Longest Week: Carolinas Worn out by Florence

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death. "America grieves with you and our hearts break for you....
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Florence Flooding Spreads as Storm Heads Northeast

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Emergency workers delivered truckloads of food and water to Wilmington, a city of 120,000 people cut off from the rest of North Carolina by Florence's still-rising floodwaters, as helicopters...