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Why California's fire season came so early this year

A helicopter drops flame retardant over the Guinda Fire in Yolo County, Saturday, June 30, 2018.
A helicopter drops flame retardant over the Guinda Fire in Yolo County, Saturday, June 30, 2018.

In case you missed it:

Why has this year's fire season started so soon? Dale Kasler reports.

All Rep. Jeff Denham wanted to do was check out a child detention center.

Adam Ashton and Caitlin Chen report how the U.S. Supreme Court's online sales tax ruling could bring "hundreds of millions of dollars" to California.

The Sacramento Bee's Influencers weigh in on automation in the workplace.

How is it a California prison has racked up a $46,000 monthly tab on bottled water.

California lawmakers are questioning whether the initiative process is a "good and healthy thing" or "circus."

From the opinion pages:

Erwin Chemerinsky, dean and professor of law at the UC Berkeley School of Law, writes that the Supreme Court's online sales tax ruling will affect you and drag taxes into the 21st century.

According to Dan Walters, Republicans have had a long slide into irrelevance in California.

The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board thinks there is growing fear on California farms over Trump’s trade war.

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