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CA Fwd report charts resiliency after wildfires

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News & Commentary

Keeping the CA Dream alive and thriving in the Central Valley

11/14/2018 by Garth Stapley

How can the Valley lure more business and turn around some of the problems of rural California? Read More

As Fires Burn: It’s Time to Take Climate Change Seriously in Rural California

11/13/2018 by R.V. Scheide

More than half of the state’s forestland may need treatment—an opportunity to grow jobs Read More

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What is the Role of Higher Education in the Gig Economy?

11/13/2018 by Van Ton-Quinlivan

Barriers can leave even college graduates left out of the growing gig economy  Read More

Resilient rural communities built on upgraded infrastructure, faster broadband for all

11/13/2018 by Kevin Cann

Any prescription to elevate California's rural areas should include improvements to digital and traditional infrastructure Read More