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Coronavirus Is Surging: How Severe Is Your State's Outbreak?

More than 14 million people in the U.S. have had confirmed coronavirus infections and more than 350,000 have died of COVID-19. Tens of thousands of new cases are reported daily nationwide. In these graphics, explore the trends in your state. NPR regularly updates this page with new information examining the impact of the Coronavirus on each state in the United States. Find out more:…

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California Protects Homeowners From Having Fire Insurance Dropped — Again

By James Bikales November 5, 2020 As this year’s historic wildfire season winds down, Californians living in fire-prone territory got temporary relief from another threat: they can’t lose their homeowners’ insurance policies for another year. Premiums and nonrenewal rates have skyrocketed in…

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The ‘Speed of Trust’: California Wants Statewide Panel to Review Any COVID Vaccine

By Ana B. Ibarra October 19, 2020 Coronavirus vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in coming months will not be distributed in California until a statewide panel of health experts can ensure they meet safety requirements, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday. While there is no…

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Register for Rebuilding and Resiliency: How We Need to Handle Wildfires From Now On

By Vanessa Richardson, CalMatters October 8, 2020 California has been hit hard in recent years by wildfires, but the deadliest and most destructive one in its history was the Camp Fire. On the morning of November 8, 2018, a spark turned into a firestorm that barrelled through the town of Paradise,…

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