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California residents urged to conserve power in heat wave

Jun. 18, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California residents were asked to voluntarily conserve power again Friday as a heat wave baking the U.S. West strained the state's energy grid and raised the possibility of rotating outages. As temperatures spiked on Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom...

California eases virus work rules, has vaccine record plan

Jun. 18, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California workers who've been vaccinated against COVID-19 can unmask as the state relaxed its COVID-19 safety rules and planned Friday to unveil an electronic verification system that Gov. Gavin Newsom denies is a “vaccine passport." ...

Nevada to offer $5M in cash prizes to boost vaccine effort

Jun. 17, 2021 22:01 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A new kind of jackpot is coming to Nevada, the governor said Thursday, but only for state residents who have gotten at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday announced a broad effort to encourage reluctant or forgetful...

California urges power conservation for second day amid heat

Jun. 17, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's power grid operator called for a second day of voluntary energy conservation and the governor declared an emergency as much of the state sweltered under a heat wave that has baked the U.S. West. The California Independent System Operator...

California: People must look for work to get jobless aid

Jun. 17, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will stop giving unemployment benefits to people who are not actively applying for jobs, Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration announced Thursday. Federal law requires people who are out of work to be actively looking for jobs to be...

California drops workplace mask rule for vaccinated workers

Jun. 17, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators on Thursday approved revised workplace pandemic rules that allow employees who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus the same freedoms as when they are off the job, including ending most mask requirements. The...

Cash payments take center stage in Newsom's 1st recall ad

Jun. 17, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As both summer and the scheduling of a recall election date loom, Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to make sure Californians know about the cash payments and prize money he is doling out. “Newsom is delivering money to your pocket," a narrator says...

Arizona Legislature passes $100M fire funding plan

Jun. 17, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a bill creating a $100 million fund to respond to a wildfire emergency as fires continue to burn across the state. Despite the broad approval — the House vote was 56-2 and the Senate vote was...

California celebrates vaccine equity efforts, urges more

Jun. 16, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Public officials and labor leaders at a virtual town hall Wednesday urged continued efforts to vaccinate essential workers who are largely Black and Latino even as California reopened its economy this week, shedding pandemic-related mask mandates and capacity limits at...

Arizona lawmakers advance $100M fire fund in special session

Jun. 16, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature advanced bills Wednesday creating a $100 million fund to respond to a wildfire emergency after hearing dire warnings from state officials and praise from worried leaders of rural counties and cities amid a brewing fight on the role of climate change in...