Matt Kempner

Staff Writer, Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Staff writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, who has covered growth and water issues

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After a year with almost no rain in Southern California, almost a million people have been forced from their homes in just four days.

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After a year with almost no rain in Southern California, almost a million people have been forced from their homes in just four days.

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One year ago this week, George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis at the hands of former police officer Derek Chauvin. The killing set off the largest civil rights movement the U.S.

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With the state’s color-coded reopening tiers riding off into the sunset, there’s no more social distancing, and masks in almost every indoor situation are being retired.

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The Venice Family Clinic is slamming LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and others for their call to clear out unhoused people from Venice Beach boardwalk by July 4.

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