- Newsmaker: Logging Policy Helps Kindle Nation's Fires - America's fire danger has reached a feverish peak with so many fires burning that crews and equipment are nearly exhausted. Mike Milstein, of The Oregonian, identifies several of the causes, including a national logging policy that provides plenty of kindling.
- Reporter's Notebook: California Judge Removed from Bench for Falsifying Personal History - The defendant claimed a lifetime of lying was due to a psychological disorder, but state Commission on Judicial Performance didn't believe it. Now the California judge has been kicked off the bench. Donna Domino, of the San Francisco Daily Journal, updates the unusual case of the well-respected jurist who couldn't tell truth from lie.
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