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The pandemic reignited rural secessionist movements and upended one county government

Above: State of Jefferson themed merchandise for sale in a Colusa County restaurant. Aaron Anderer via Flickr By Felicity Barringer For decades, as some rural Californians living in the woodlands of the state’s far north have felt isolated, exploited, and oppressed by distant state and federal governments, a secessionist movement has simmered. In the 1940s,…Continue readingThe pandemic reignited rural secessionist movements and upended one county government

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Idaho is increasingly a bullseye for Californian migrants

The state has gone from being an also-ran in the population sweepstakes to the country’s fastest-growing.Continue readingIdaho is increasingly a bullseye for Californian migrants

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California’s crisis is latest chapter of water flowing to power

In a new feature called “Up Close,” we survey a group of notable recent stories on California’s deep groundwater problems amid an ongoing drought.Continue readingCalifornia’s crisis is latest chapter of water flowing to power