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Residents stand outside a home as a brushfire on the hillside in Burbank, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. Several hundred firefighters worked to contain a blaze that chewed through brush-covered mountains, prompting evacuation orders for homes in Los Angeles, Burbank and Glendale. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
September 02, 2017 - 9:18 pm
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Vineyards moved their wine harvest to the cool of night and transit trains slowed for fear that some of the hottest weather in San Francisco Bay Area history would warp rails Saturday, as stifling temperatures and the smoky pall of wildfires marked an unofficial end to summer...
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May 24, 2017 - 8:29 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A renowned strawberry researcher in California broke patent law and violated a loyalty pledge to his former university by taking his work with him to profit from it in a private company, a jury in San Francisco decided Wednesday. Professor Douglas Shaw formed his own research...
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In this March 30, 2017, photo, Moses Maldonado poses for a photo in front of a statue depicting pioneers in front of the Oregon Capitol in Salem, Ore. Maldonado, who attended a rally honoring farmworker organizer Cesar Chavez at the Oregon statehouse, is a 50-year-old undocumented farmworker who says he is afraid he will be picked up by federal immigration authorities when he leaves his house to go to the fields. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
April 24, 2017 - 9:40 am
JUNCTION CITY, Ore. (AP) — The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants. From tending the plants to harvesting...
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In this March 2, 2017, photo, Kathy LeCompte, owner of Brooks Tree Farm, shows an I-9 form of Employment Eligibility Verification at her farm near Salem, Ore. Her employees, most of them Latinos, must fill out the form. Farmers, nursery and winery owners and others who depend on immigrant labor are predicting a catastrophe as federal immigration agents focus on stepping up arrests of people who are in America illegally. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
April 24, 2017 - 9:03 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants. From tending the plants to harvesting the...
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In this March 1, 2017, photo, Marta Guembes, Guatemala's honorary consul in Portland, Ore., talks about how she has been trying to help Guatemalan immigrants who were detained in the predominantly Latino town, during an interview in Woodburn, Ore. Speaking outside the offices of PCUN, a union representing farmworkers, nursery and reforestation workers in Oregon, Guembes says such detentions cause enormous pain for families in Woodburn and in Guatemala that receive money from relatives working in the U.S. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
April 24, 2017 - 3:06 am
JUNCTION CITY, Ore. (AP) — The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants. From tending the plants to harvesting...
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In this March 1, 2017, photo, Marta Guembes, Guatemala's honorary consul in Portland, Ore., talks about how she has been trying to help Guatemalan immigrants who were detained in the predominantly Latino town, during an interview in Woodburn, Ore. Speaking outside the offices of PCUN, a union representing farmworkers, nursery and reforestation workers in Oregon, Guembes says such detentions cause enormous pain for families in Woodburn and in Guatemala that receive money from relatives working in the U.S. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
April 24, 2017 - 12:49 am
JUNCTION CITY, Ore. (AP) — The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants. From tending the plants to harvesting...
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April 24, 2017 - 12:10 am
JUNCTION CITY, Ore. (AP) — The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants. From tending the plants to harvesting...
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In this photo taken Aug. 4, 2009 file photo, a crop duster sprays a field of crops just outside Headland, Ala. Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
April 20, 2017 - 10:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO is a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to employees of the EPA in Washington. Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. Lawyers representing Dow and two other makers of organophosphates sent letters last week to the heads of three Cabinet agencies. The letters, obtained by The Associated Press, show the companies asked them “to set aside” the results of government studies. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
April 20, 2017 - 3:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO also heads a White House...
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March 30, 2017 - 7:17 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A group of strawberry pickers from Bangladesh has won a case against Greece at Europe's highest human rights court, after being shot at by employers for demanding unpaid wages. The Council of Europe's Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday in favor of 42 Bangladeshi nationals,...
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