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Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 20, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

Indianapolis Business Journal. September 16, 2022. Editorial: Leaders must act to ensure more students attend college The percentage of Indiana high school graduates who go to college has been shrinking in recent years—but the rate dropped precipitously during the...

Coastal storm cools California heat wave, dampens wildfire

Sep. 10, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Southern California welcomed cooler temperatures and spotty rain Saturday as a tropical storm veered off the Pacific Coast and faded, helping put an end to a blistering heat wave that nearly overwhelmed the state’s electrical grid. Thunderstorms...

Heat wave breaks in Southern California with spotty rain

Sep. 10, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Southern Californians welcomed cooler temperatures and spotty rain Saturday from a tropical storm veering off the Pacific Coast days after a relentless heat wave nearly overwhelmed the state's electrical grid. Officials braced for flooding in coastal and mountain...

California faces weather threats from fires to floods

Sep. 08, 2022 23:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forces were beginning to collide in California on Thursday as wildfires threatened communities, an epic heat wave stressed the electrical grid and as moisture from a tropical storm was expected to bring thunderstorms and floods along with cooling. Firefighters...

California avoids outages after day of grid-straining heat

Sep. 08, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California avoided rolling outages during extreme heat, as operators of the state’s electricity grid continued to warn that unprecedented demand on energy supplies could force them to periodically cut power to some customers. The California Independent System...

California keeps lights on after day of grid-straining heat

Sep. 08, 2022 00:34 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California avoided rolling outages during extreme heat Wednesday, as operators of the state's electricity grid continued to warn that unprecedented demand on energy supplies could force them to periodically cut power to some customers. The California Independent...

Record heat wave puts California in fossil fuel conundrum

Sep. 07, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A record heat wave put California in a fossil fuel conundrum: The state has had to rely more heavily on natural gas to produce electricity and avoid power outages while Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration moves toward ending the use of oil and gas. The heat...

"Extremely critical" fire risk in Montana as heat sears West

Sep. 07, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Triple-digit temperatures broke records across parts of the Northern Plains on Wednesday, as forecasters warned strong winds could stoke out-of-control wildfires and said the dangerous conditions would sweep into the central Plains by Thursday. The National...

California weathers heat wave without rolling blackouts

Sep. 07, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A brutal Western heat wave brought California to the verge of ordering rolling blackouts but the state’s electrical grid managed to handle record-breaking demand. The state’s 39 million people were warned Tuesday that demand — some of it from people...

Heat wave breaks all-time September record in Salt Lake City

Sep. 05, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

SALT LAKE (AP) — A heat wave that's baking parts of the U.S. West has broken the all-time September temperature record for Salt Lake City, the National Weather Service said Monday. The weather service recorded a high of 103 degrees Fahrenheit (39 degrees Celsius) at Salt Lake City...