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Governors team up to tackle western drought

California, Nevada team ukp to fight drought. More

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Drought Monitor authors encourage growers’ input

Authors of the U.S. Drought Monitor encourage growers and others to submit information about how the drought is affecting them so that the weekly... More


Riverside man arrested after calf found in car

Animal control officers found that the bovine’s ear identification tag had been forcibly removed. More


Grants help Calif. schools plant, expand gardens

The Western Growers Foundation and California Department of Education have handed out $150,000 in grants to 100 schools statewide for on-campus... More


Many Californians embrace Obama’s immigrant relief

Attorneys told the audience that anyone in the country illegally and might qualify should carry photo identification, bills, leases and their children’s birth certificates if they are threatened with deportation. More

Report: Unauthorized immigrants growing in Idaho

California has the most unauthorized immigrants, at 2.4 million, according to a new report. Idaho was one of seven states whose unauthorized population increased. Washington's population of unauthorized immigrants remained stable and Oregon's population decreased. More

San Diego considers recycling water for drinking

San Diego, a city of 1.4 million people that imports 85 percent of its water from the Colorado River and Northern California, has slowly warmed to the idea in its quest to become more independent and protected from drought. More

Klamath pact supporters press bill’s passage

A bill that would ratify dam removal and conservation funding along the Klamath River is running out of time for passage in Congress. More

Delta tunnels the next big water fight in Calif.

Now that California's Proposition 1 has passed, some activists who fought the state's water bond have turned their attention to Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed tunnels that would bypass the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. More

FWS reopens comments on cuckoo critical habitat

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has opened a second 60-day public comment period on its proposed critical habitat for the yellow-billed cuckoo. More

Eighth-graders look to future at Calif. career fair

Nearly 800 eighth-graders from throughout Tehama County, Calif., attended a career fair that included an agriculture building with presentations from colleges, public works and pest control agencies, nut farms and forestry operations. The event aimed to get the youngsters thinking about career... More

Calif. water bond battles turn to implementation

Two-thirds of California voters approved Proposition 1, the $7.5 billion water bond, but backers and opponents say their battles will continue over its implementation. More

Voters in Berkeley pass tax on sugary drinks

The ballot measure in 100,000-resident Berkeley needed only a simple majority to pass, and won by a wide margin. More

California water bond appears headed for approval

California water bond gaining voter approval. More

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