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Gov. Newsom Blasts PG&E Over Rate Hike Plan

Earlier this week PG&E proposed to increase customer rates to attract new investors, but Governor Newsom says the utility doesn't deserve it.
Reporter: Tara Siler, KQED

Nevada Passes New Renewable Energy Bill

Nevada is among the growing number of states requiring  its utilities to get more energy from renewables. The Silver State is following in the footsteps of California.
Reporter: Paul Boger, KUNR

Los Angeles Faces Affordable Housing Challenge

L.A. County needs around 550,000 units of afford able and homeless housing. But construction has been slow and expensive. So the city is holding a contest to figure out how to change that.
Reporter: Saul Gonzalez, KCRW

Former USC Soccer Coach Comes Forward in College Admissions Scandal

You can add more names to the list of people cooperating with prosecutors in the ever-widening college admissions scandal. Federal authorities announced Tuesday that two more people will plead guilty, including a former U.S.C. soccer coach.
Reporter: Jonathan Bastian, KCRW

Sacramento Kings Head Coach Accused of Sexual Assault

Newly-minted Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton, who just joined the team from the LA Lakers, stands accused of sexual assault. The woman bringing that claim held an emotional press conference yesterday afternoon.
Reporter: Monica Samayoa, KQED

Agricultural Industry Group Improve Water Treatment Practices

In response to the two most recent national outbreaks of E. coli connected to romaine lettuce, a California agricultural industry group has come up with new rules for watering.
Reporter: Greta Mart, KCBX

Rebuilding Paradise's Electrical Grid

In Butte County, parts of which were destroyed by November's Camp Fire, there's a debate over how to secure the electrical grid to prevent future wildfires.
Guest: John Mader, President of the Engineers and Scientists of California