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Oroville Dam shows urgent need for climate adaptation

California leads the world in climate science, greenhouse gas reduction strategies and climate mitigation investments, but we have largely neglected our responsibility to make the state more resilient to climate change. Currently, there is no mechanism to fund adaptation research and implementation projects that comes close to matching the scale of our challenges.

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Criticism of CalPERS is often misplaced

Local agencies contracted with CalPERS to deliver the benefits they promised their employees. Elected officials and city managers made the decision what to offer their workers in retirement, and it’s wrong to think CalPERS can just invest its way out of their actions.

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California provides model to replace the Affordable Care Act

Covered California, the state-run marketplace, took several steps to assure long-term health plan involvement. The result has been a competitive exchange that covered 1.5 million people in 2016 across 12 insurers. Here are California’s approaches that a federal replacement plan should adopt:

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See the damage evolve: Oroville spillway erosion over time

As seen from the air and ground level, the gaping hole in the spillway was first photographed by The Bee on Feb. 8, the same day that inspectors were sent via tether down into the hole. Water was released later that same day. Since then, we have documented the erosion caused by the force of water.
Produced by Sue Morrow The Sacramento Bee
See the damage evolve: Oroville spillway erosion over time 0:46

See the damage evolve: Oroville spillway erosion over time

Dianne Feinstein says banning Steve Bannon to Russia is a 'nice thought' 1:39

Dianne Feinstein says banning Steve Bannon to Russia is a 'nice thought'

Jim Brulte: Senate scuffle shows Democratic hypocrisy 1:51

Jim Brulte: Senate scuffle shows Democratic hypocrisy

California Assembly Republicans try to take on majority Democrats 0:37

California Assembly Republicans try to take on majority Democrats