Wildfire smoke has produced the lowest air quality readings recorded in San Francisco; Portland, Oregon; and other Western cities the past two years.
In California, soldiers aid efforts to thwart wildfires – efforts that have seen environmental groups and timber interests find common cause.
A San Francisco program that guarantees legal counsel to renters reflects a reconsideration of the balance between landlords and tenant rights.
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un’s handshake at Korea’s Demilitarized Zone was a blend of the absurd and solemn – but so is day-to-day reality at the DMZ.
A trip to Seoul reminded the author of his editor, a Korean War veteran-turned-governor who believed independence can coexist with a desire to unite.
President Moon Jae-in was elected two years ago as an economic reformer. But a slowdown in job creation has soured young voters on their prospects.
As U.S. and South Korean officials seek to persuade North Korea to halt its nuclear weapons program, the issue of human rights remains largely in the background.
Last fall’s Camp fire killed 85 people, razed almost 14,000 homes, and displaced more than 50,000 residents in and around Paradise.
In several mass murders, news coverage emphasized the veteran involved had struggled with PTSD, furthering the stereotype of the ‘troubled vet.’
As the Army tries to rebound from a recruiting deficit of 6,500 soldiers, it has turned to social media to court digital natives who make up Gen Z.
After wildfires and other disasters, potential exists for post-traumatic growth, a concept that suggests survivors can emerge with renewed purpose.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a halt to executions in the state with the country’s largest death row, a move that follows similar actions by governors in Washington, Colorado, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.
A year after two officers fatally shot Stephon Clark, California lawmakers are weighing a pair of proposals to reform police conduct.
Cities across California and the country are embracing digital tools to reduce the guesswork in counting homeless people – advances that in turn could fortify efforts to help them.
A $500 million investment fund in the San Francisco Bay Area, bankrolled by Facebook and other tech companies, plans to produce 8,000 affordable housing units and preserve another 175,000.
After a combat deployment in Iraq, Zach Skiles faced mental trauma when he returned home. Now he uses his background to help fellow veterans struggling with the aftermath of war.
In addition to questions about class size and pay, at the heart of a teachers strike in Los Angeles is a clash over what public education is actually supposed to do: provide an equality of opportunity or aim for an equality of outcomes.
The precarious state of low-income housing in rural America threatens to deteriorate over the next decade – and from there descend into a full-blown crisis.
As rising rents push low-income tenants out of Oakland, the city is responding with a program that’s fighting homelessness and gentrification before they take root. The program's approach may be a model for California and the country.
In the aftermath of tragedies such as California's deadly Camp fire, survivors often face hard choices over whether to return home and rebuild or to start fresh somewhere else.
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