High winds and heat in Northern California recently caused PG&E to shut off power to communities in the Sierra Foothills. That left more than 20,500 people in Butte and Yuba counties without power. PG&E hopes this strategy, albeit controversial, will prevent sparks that lead to wildfires.
Do preemptive blackouts reduce wildfire risks?
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As summer approaches, state utilities try to minimize wildfire risks
High winds and heat in Northern California recently caused PG&E to shut off power to communities in the Sierra Foothills. That left more than 20,500 people in Butte and Yuba...
Preview of Supreme Court rulings, and Kamala Harris' challenge to new abortion restrictions
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Former pro-soccer player on the Women's World Cup
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