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Newsom announces additional coronavirus paid sick leave for Ag industry
Gov. Gavin Newsom is set to roll out new mandates for the state's agriculture industry – one of the few deeemed in essential in the Valley.
April 16, 2020
For California’s water, a tale of two letters
Letters from Calif. Democrats in Washington to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Gov. Gavin Newsom seek the same thing, but say it quite differently.
April 15, 2020
From the pumps to courtrooms, Trump’s water boost is making waves
Thanks to recent rain, Federal water managers used the new biological opinions to pump additional water to the Valley. A court battle ensued. The Feds won.
April 8, 2020
Newsom accomplishes rare feat: a water plan no one likes
In the history of California's oft-combative water wars, Gov. Gavin Newsom's new plan achieved something unprecedented: it incited universal scorn.
April 21, 2020
Countering Feds, California rolls out sweeping changes to water deliveries
The Newsom administration announced plans competing with Trump administration environmental rules, reorienting its share of managing the Delta.
April 21, 2020
Facing ag demand, South Valley demands Newsom boost water supplies
Facing growing demands for food nationwide, south Valley water users and Kings County officials are pushing Gov. Gavin…
March 31, 2020
Welcome to Water Chaos, California
Meet the bureaucratic wrench being placed into the gears of the complicated legal machinery that guides California's water to your tap.
March 29, 2020
A Valley community can finally clean its water – if it receives any.
After decades of contaminated drinking water, Kettleman City now has a treatment plant. The issue? California is suing to block access to its water supply.
March 25, 2020
The heroes of America’s coronavirus pandemic fill your grocery basket
The only shortage appears to be employees stocking shelves, which is why we shouldn't take America's food independence shouldn't be taken for granted.
March 19, 2020
State water contractors pick sides in lawsuit over Trump’s water boost
The association of water agencies drawing water from California's State Water Project is wading into the newest showdown in the Golden State's Water Wars.
March 9, 2020