Campaign to Recall Governor Gavin Newsom Collects Nearly A Million Signatures

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Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020 on Friday.
 (Sruti Mamidanna/KQED)

Governor Faces Criticism Over COVID-19 Restrictions

Californians who are unhappy with the way Governor Gavin Newsom has handled the coronavirus pandemic are gathering signatures in an attempt to qualify a recall measure in a special election. 1.5 million verified signatures need to be collected by March 17th.
Guest: Randy Economy, Gavin Newsom Recall Campaign

'Recall' Campaign Contributions Scrutinized

California's former top elections watchdog is calling for the state to investigate the largest donor to the campaign to recall Governor Newsom. An Orange County Company is suspected of failing to follow rules regarding campaign contributions.
Reporter: Guy Marzorati, KQED

California Prisons Report Record COVID-19 Deaths

The California corrections department has reported 19 COVID-related deaths of incarcerated people this week, more than any other week since the pandemic began. 45 people have died over the course of the month. 
Reporter: Kate Wolffe, KQED

Debris Flows Present Lasting Danger to Fire-Scarred Communities

In many parts of California that were ravaged by wildfire last year, the rainy season brings a new risk: debris flows. Officials on the Monterey Peninsula are urging the public to follow debris flow evacuation orders, just as they would for a wildfire.
Reporter: Michelle Loxton, KAZU

Regulators Delay Release of Health And Safety Rules for Oil Drilling

California regulators have failed to meet a deadline to create new safety and health rules for oil drilling in the state. At Issue are setback rules for drilling near homes, schools, and playgrounds.  
Reporter: Alex Hall, KQED