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This Is The Fastest Shrinking Place In California

This Is The Fastest Shrinking Place In California

Samuel Stebbins, 24/7 Wall St. via The Center Square The U.S. population grew by just 0.35% between July 2019 and July 2020, the smallest annual growth rate in well over a century. Driven in part by restrictions on immigration and a declining birth rate, stagnant population growth may have profound and far reaching consequences — […]

Oregon Wildfire Threatening Hundreds Of Homes, California Power Lines

Oregon Wildfire Threatening Hundreds Of Homes, California Power Lines

By Tim Gruver | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A Southern Oregon wildfire spanning more than 150,000 acres threatens thousands of homes and the Californian power grid. The Bootleg Fire was first reported on July 6 and was burning some 38,000 acres on Friday. By Saturday, the fire grew to 76,897 acres, according to […]

Californian Destination States See Home Prices Skyrocket

Californian Destination States See Home Prices Skyrocket

By Cole Lauterbach  | The Center Square  (The Center Square) – A popular gripe about Californians moving into nearby states is they bring their politics with them. The newest complaint could be they’re bringing high home prices as well. Property data provider CoreLogic released its monthly Home Price Index on Tuesday, reflecting May values. It showed home […]

California Lawmakers Move To Pay Meth Addicts To Stay Sober

California Lawmakers Move To Pay Meth Addicts To Stay Sober

By Cole Lauterbach  | The Center Square  (The Center Square) – California lawmakers are closer to sending Gov. Gavin Newsom legislation that would offer money for people addicted to methamphetamines to stay in treatment. Senate Bill 110 would make contingency management, a therapy centered around positive reinforcement, a legal form of treatment in California that would be paid […]

California Faces Backlash From West Virginians After Restricting State-Funded Travel To State

California Faces Backlash From West Virginians After Restricting State-Funded Travel To State

Tyler Arnold– Center Square Contributor (The Center Square) – California’s decision to restrict state-funded travel to West Virginia over disagreements about transgender policies faced backlash from some West Virginians. A law signed by Gov. Jim Justice requires only biological males participate in boys’ school sports and only biological females can participate in girls’ school sports. […]

California Employers Add 104,500 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Drops To 7.9%

California Employers Add 104,500 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Drops To 7.9%

Seth Sandronsky | The Center Square (The Center Square) – California employers added 104,500 nonfarm payroll jobs in May versus April’s revised employment gains of 102,000, according to the state Employment Development Department. May’s 7.9% unemployment rate improves on April’s revised rate of 8.0%, April 2020’s peak rate of 16% and May 2020’s rate of […]

California Gov. Newsom faces recall election after signatures confirmed

California Gov. Newsom faces recall election after signatures confirmed

By Dan McCaleb | The Center Square California Gov. Gavin Newsom (The Center Square) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom will face a recall election after more than 1.7 million signatures to a petition seeking a vote for his ouster were verified. The California Secretary of State’s Office said Wednesday evening that enough signatures had been validated […]

Democrat Select Committee On Wealth Inequality Sparks Controversy

Democrat Select Committee On Wealth Inequality Sparks Controversy

By Casey Harper | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The House Democrats’ new select committee on wealth inequality is sparking controversy. The select committee was created in January of this year, but its seats remained empty until this week. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced eight members this week to make up the committee, […]

Newsom declares emergency over heat; state under power-rationing alert

Newsom declares emergency over heat; state under power-rationing alert

By Cole Lauterbach  | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom is loosening climate restrictions on power providers to ensure they’re able to crank out enough wattage to keep residents cool through the ongoing heatwave.  Newsom has issued an emergency declaration for the second time in less than a year to free up additional energy […]

California Power Managers Optimistic But Warn Of Rationing

California Power Managers Optimistic But Warn Of Rationing

By Cole Lauterbach  | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – The Golden State’s melting point again is being neared, but power officials are confident their infrastructure will withstand the heat without requiring residents to take emergency measures. Temperatures across California are at or near triple digits. The California Independent System Operator (CAISO), the state’s bulk electricity […]