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Critics question if new state water chief’s marriage may send more water south

Karla Nemeth, the new director of California Department of Water Resources, and her marriage to a Southern California water official is drawing criticism from north state water advocates who worry it will further tilt state water policy toward sending more water south.
Karla Nemeth, the new director of California Department of Water Resources, and her marriage to a Southern California water official is drawing criticism from north state water advocates who worry it will further tilt state water policy toward sending more water south. RBenton@sacbee.com

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Democratic activists resurface Assemblyman Jim Cooper’s scandals to challenge his party’s endorsement.

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The Yosemite park gate will remain open during federal shutdown, but nobody will staff it.

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On the opinion pages:

The Bee Editorial Board explains the potentially deadly consequences of putting off that flu shot and calls out a “dumb tax bill.”

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