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U.S. Interior Secretary Zinke resigns after citing 'vicious' attacks

World / Politics Dec 16, 2018

U.S. Interior Secretary Zinke resigns after citing 'vicious' attacks

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will be leaving the administration at year's end, President Donald Trump said Saturday. In his resignation letter, obtained by The Associated Press, Zinke said "vicious and politically ...

Departing California fire chief: State must adapt to new, all-year wildfire norm

World Dec 12, 2018

Departing California fire chief: State must adapt to new, all-year wildfire norm

California's increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state's top firefighter says. Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott will leave his job Friday after 30 years with the ...

California first state to mandate solar power for new homes

Business Dec 7, 2018

California first state to mandate solar power for new homes

California became the first state in the nation to require homes built in 2020 and later be solar powered, following a vote by the Building Standards Commission. The unanimous action on Wednesday finalizes a previous vote by the Energy Commission and fulfills a decade-old goal ...