Wildfires are once again claiming homes and lives in a Northern California city that has pushed into wildfire-prone areas.
Eric Sagara is a senior data reporter for Reveal. He joined Reveal following a news applications fellowship at ProPublica, where he worked on projects about pharmaceutical payments to doctors, deadly force in police agencies and the trail of guns in the United States. Prior to that, he was a reporter on The Newark Star-Ledger's data team. Sagara is originally from Arizona, where he reported on business, education, crime, wildfires and government. He is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.
We continue our ongoing investigation into what happens to immigrant children after they’re detained by the U.S. government.
Sonoma County’s hillsides are particularly picturesque and expensive. Their history of fire and development is instructive because it is so typical.
The conditions for the unfolding catastrophe in the area were set long ago, both in wine country and throughout California.
“All we’re doing is keeping those beds in cells warm for their kids,” says the state prison director. These women “need help. They don’t need prison.”
The legalization of marijuana in Washington state and Colorado had at least one unanticipated effect on the streets: a sharp decline in traffic stops and searches by state police, a new analysis shows. But black and Hispanic drivers still are searched at higher rates than white motorists.
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