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Bettina Boxall

Bettina Boxall covers water issues and the environment for the Los Angeles Times. She shared the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting with colleague Julie Cart for a five-part series that explored the causes and effects of escalating wildfire in the West. She began her journalism career as a photographer at a small Texas daily and reported for newspapers in Vermont and New Jersey before joining The Times in 1987.
California moves closer to crafting specific water caps for urban districts

The legislature passes a pair of bills that will ultimately give the state more control over urban water use. But critics complain the legislation won't do much to boost conservation.

Separating water and politics isn't easy in California

A state commission's tortured deliberations over how to allocate a pot of state bond money shows how tough it is to take the politics out of funding for water projects.

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