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In NorCal fires, weed goes up in smoke

In this Oct. 17 photo, Marcos Morales, co-founder of the cannabis company Legion of Bloom, stands on the ruins of a state-of-the-art drying shed in Glen Ellen, Calif., where 1,600 pounds of ready-to-ship cannabis were destroyed in a fire. (Associated Press/Paul Elias)

It’s being called the Wine Country Fire, but the fatal October fires that blackened nearly 200,000 acres across Northern California might also be called the Cannabis Country Fire. While most of the coverage has focused on damage to the losses of homes, business structures and the wine industry, marijuana growers were also hit hard.

News

Dark money: Governor OKs disclosure rules

Election 2014: Gov. Brown on Wednesday signed into law new disclosure rules for nonprofits, a move prompted by the 11th-hour flood of stealth cash that roiled the November 2012 elections. The bill takes effect in July – after this year’s primary elections but in time for the general election.

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Governor’s global warming policy needs close look

If you listen to Jerry Brown, you would think he was one of the foremost proactive climate change leaders around.  At UC Berkeley last week, he said, “the changes in our climate are…, soon to be irreversible” (May 20th, 2013). .  On May 23rd, the Sacramento Bee reported that Governor Brown “complained bitterly” that “the

News

Brown taps cap-and-trade money

Gov. Brown’s rewritten budget borrows $500 million from California’s cap-and-trade auctions and diverts the money for use in other state programs – a move that drew immediate fire from clean-air advocates.

 

The administration said the $500 million represents a one-time loan and will be paid back, with interest. Tapping the money was proper, the

Opinion

Cutting pollution in a cost-effective way

Recently California’s clean energy and pollution law, AB 32, observed its first auction of pollution permits. Much has been said about the impact of this auction on California’s economy, with competing interests making differing claims.

 

As economists and academics, we believe the auction and AB 32’s carbon market will help California meet its environmental

News

For first time, backers outnumber foes in repealing death penalty

By Mark DiCamillo and Mervin Field

 

The latest Field Poll finds that for the first time supporters outnumber opponents of Proposition 34, the statewide ballot initiative to repeal the death penalty and replace it with life in prison without parole. Currently 45% of this state’s likely voters are voting Yes while 38% are voting

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