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Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson reports on legal and general news in Oakland and the East Bay Area for Courthouse News Service. She previously wrote about Marin County news in Marin Independent Journal and covered city government, housing and homelessness and other Butte County news for Chico Enterprise-Record. Natalie studied journalism and international relations at California State University Chico and her reporting has also been published in ChicoSol News, San Jose Spotlight, Ethnic Media Services, The Mercury News and The Washington Post.

Latest Articles by Natalie Hanson

Race to move water underground on as California's Central Valley overflows

One of California's most susceptible regions to disastrous flooding faces dangerous conditions as the historic new snowpack melts. But there may be a silver lining in the floodwaters.

California water manager ripped over poor climate change planning

The state auditor pointed to the California Department of Water Resources' outdated forecasts that may not account for extremes brought on by climate change.

California fire season predicted to be shorter and less intense

The chances that California will see highly destructive mountain wildfires this year are low, thanks to an extraordinarily wet winter with historic snowfall.