Paula NoonanPaula NoonanMay 31, 20175min454

Both “sides” in the arguments over oil and gas development say the other is “taking advantage” of the explosions in Firestone and Mead. This should not be a time for sides. This should be a time for serious analysis. It can also provide an opening that should, for the sake of everyone in the state, cut through sides to allow common sense to function. Both accidents caused violent fire and explosions leading to death and serious injuries in non-industrial environments. The Mead accident occurred 1,000 feet from other buildings, according to reports. The Firestone explosion blew up a house as a pipe leaked gas that followed French drains into the Martinez’s basement.

Peter MarcusPeter MarcusJanuary 25, 20174min243
When it comes to texting while driving, some lawmakers say, “It can wait.” That’s the message state lawmakers considered Wednesday when they heard a measure that would increase the penalty for text messaging while driving. Lawmakers delayed a committee vote on the measure until next week, as bill sponsors work on amendments, in which they could […]

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