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Recent articles by Adam:

New California law expands tax credit for immigrants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California will give tax breaks to more immigrants - including those living in the country illegally - under a new law that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Friday. The earned income tax credit gives cash back to people who have jobs but make so little that they often don't owe any income taxes. The idea is to encourage people to work by promising to boost their pay with a tax… → Read More

California jobless rate falls with help of temporary jobs

California's unemployment rate fell to 11.4% in August → Read More

California jobless rate falls with help of temporary jobs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A raft of temporary government jobs for the U.S. Census boosted California's economy in August as the state added 101,900 jobs as the unemployment rate fell below the high-water mark of the Great Recession for the first time since March. But experts warned that other indicators - including new unemployment claims, feeble consumer spending and paltry job postings - still… → Read More

California paid leave law among nation's broadest

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law that lets more people than almost anywhere else in the country take time off from work to care for a family member without fear of losing their job → Read More

California paid leave law among nation's broadest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new law in California lets more people than almost anywhere... → Read More

California paid leave law among nation's broadest

A new law in California lets more people than almost anywhere else in the country take up to three months off from work to care for a family member thanks → Read More

California governor signs laws to protect workers from virus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California companies must warn their workers of any potential... → Read More

Mayors vow to launch guaranteed income programs across U.S.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A growing number of mayors across the country support giving cash to low-income families with no restrictions on how they can spend it — part of a growing move… → Read More

Mayors vow to launch guaranteed income programs across US

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A growing number of mayors across the country support giving cash to low-income families with no restrictions on how they can spend it - part of a growing movement to establish a guaranteed minimum income to combat poverty and systemic racism. Mayors in at least 25 cities - from Los Angeles to Paterson, New Jersey - have pledged to support such programs as part of the… → Read More

Preventing wildfires not as simple as climate change vs. forest work

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Deadly West Coast wildfires are dividing President Donald Trump and the states' Democratic leaders over how to prevent blazes from becoming more frequent and destructive, but scientists and others on the front lines say it's not as simple as blaming either climate change or the way land is managed. The governors of California, Oregon and Washington have all said global warming… → Read More

Easing fires not as simple as climate change vs. forest work

Deadly West Coast wildfires are dividing President Donald Trump and the states’ Democratic leaders over how to prevent blazes from becoming more frequent and destructive → Read More

Easing wildfires not as simple as climate change vs. forest work

Scientists say wildfires are all but inevitable, and the main drivers are plants and trees drying out due to climate change and more people living closer to areas that burn. And while forest thinning and controlled burns are solutions, they have proven challenging to implement on the scale needed to combat those threats. → Read More

Easing fires not as simple as climate change vs. forest work

Deadly West Coast wildfires are dividing President Donald Trump and the states’ Democratic leaders over how to prevent blazes from becoming more frequent and destructive → Read More

Easing fires not as simple as climate change vs. forest work

Deadly West Coast wildfires are dividing President Donald Trump and the states' Democratic leaders over how to prevent blazes from becoming more frequent and destructive, but scientists and others on → Read More

California governor gently confronts Trump on climate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom had President Donald Trump... → Read More

Easing fires not as simple as climate change vs. forest work

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Deadly West Coast wildfires are dividing President Donald Trump and the states’ Democratic leaders over how to prevent blazes from becoming more frequent and destruct… → Read More

Desperately fleeing the burning hills in Northern California

A fast-moving fire in Northern California quickly overwhelmed tiny mountain communities in the Sierra Nevada foothills → Read More

Desperately fleeing the burning hills in Northern California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - As the flames closed in on tiny Berry Creek in the Sierra Nevada foothills early Wednesday, Misty Spires and her boyfriend hooked a fire hose to a hydrant in a desperate attempt to defend their homes and the town's only laundromat. They gave up around 4 a.m. when propane tanks began exploding and they were dodging embers "as big as my feet," she said. But traffic was… → Read More

Amid smoke and ash, wildfire-scarred Paradise rebuilds

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - When flames chased Chuck and Janie Dee down the mountain two years ago, they thought they'd never be back. Yet there they were on Sunday, parking a camper next to their dirt lot and the shell of what had been their swimming pool, excited for their role in restoring their hometown of Paradise to what it was before the deadliest wildfire in California history destroyed… → Read More

16-year-old boy among those killed in North Complex Fire, California's deadliest blaze of year

The North Complex fire near the small city of Oroville that exploded in wind-driven flames earlier in the week was advancing more slowly Friday after the winds eased and smoke from the blaze shaded the area and lowered the temperature, allowing firefighters to make progress, authorities said. → Read More