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Earthquakes may be the rare issue uniting Democrats and Republicans in California

Earthquakes may be the rare issue uniting Democrats and Republicans in California

In this hyper-partisan era, there may be one issue that unites California Democrats and Republicans: Earthquakes.

Elected officials from both parties have supported an earthquake early warning system for the West Coast that, after years of work, was scheduled to begin its first limited public operation next year.

But President Trump’s budget proposal calls for cuts that experts say would kill the warning network.

The next few months will determine whether officials on both sides of the aisle can come together to save it. One of the system’s biggest proponents is a Republican congressman who has an influential role in shaping the budget of the U.S. Geological Survey....

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