State utility regulators are requiring stronger fire protection in areas where thick vegetation and strong winds make fires more dangerous . This comes at a time when fires are becoming a year-round problem in California.
Reporter: Danielle Venton
California Senate leader Kevin de Leon has asked Democratic Senator Tony Mendoza to take a leave of absence while sexual harassment claims against him are investigated. And he confirmed that Senator Bob Hertzberg is being investigated after claims of inapproptriate touching. The news came as the Senate yesterday announced several reforms meant to better address sexual harassment claims in the chamber.
Reporter: Katie Orr
Becerra Sues Trump Administration for Alleged Refusal to Process Student Loan Forgiveness Claims
California has now sued the Trump administration 23 times. In the latest suit, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra says the U.S. Education Department is refusing to let students off the hook for loans they’re entitled to have forgiven.
Reporter: Vanessa Rancano
Opiate Use in Humboldt County Hidden in Plain Sight
The cycle of addiction, poverty, incarceration and death have hit Humboldt hard. Opioid and heroin use are at crisis levels - there are more opioid prescriptions in the county than there are people. We talk with one mother whose children struggled with opioid addiction.
Guest: Lisa Dugan
The Good, the Bad and the Slimy in Humboldt
We talk about The California Report's coverage of the good news and the bad news in Humboldt County and we check in on one slimy fishery in Humboldt Bay.
Guests: Lorna Bryant and Harrison Ibach