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California Governor signs SB 974 into law

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 974 into law on Sept. 29. The bill, sponsored by nonprofit organizations Rural Community Assistance Corporation and Self-Help Enterprises, exempts certain small drinking water system projects from the California Environmental Quality Act.

Health and Human Services releases rural action plan

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a news release that outlines a broad, strategic plan to address rural healthcare in the United States. The department-wide study is the first to be done on rural healthcare in the nation in 18 years.

Nationwide heat wave revives drought fears

The latest analysis from the United States Drought Monitor (USDM) shows that the summer heat wave that swept the western United States has once again created drought conditions throughout the West.