Karim Doumar is head of newsletters at the Los Angeles Times. He joined in 2022. He was previously deputy newsletter editor at ProPublica.
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Maui saw 4,444 new jobless claims last week, according to Hawaii, up 3,603% from before the wildfire. West Maui is losing an estimated $9 million a day.
Aug. 27, 2023
Significant rain will persist through Monday morning, forecasters said.
Aug. 21, 2023
They escaped the Maui wildfire relying on their five senses and friends and neighbors running up and down the street warning, “The fire’s a mile away,” “half a mile,” “a few blocks.”
Aug. 14, 2023
Firefighters continued their nearly week-long battle against an unusual desert wildfire that is searing through Joshua trees and threatening to irrevocably alter the desert landscape.
Aug. 3, 2023
Mayor Karen Bass and the city’s negotiators have struck a deal to provide an extensive package of raises and bonuses to about 9,000 LAPD officers.
Aug. 2, 2023
Plus: A figure of the election denial movement focuses on California and an L.A. developer is pushing the boundaries of laws designed to spur housing construction.
Aug. 1, 2023
The landing for a troubled person at the end of his rope can be brutal, and more you may have missed this week.
July 29, 2023
Few executives were prepared for — or wanted — a strike by the industry’s largest union.
July 17, 2023
Thousands of workers at hotels near the Los Angeles International Airport area walked off the job in a second wave of rolling strikes.
July 11, 2023
The president appeared with Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday as he announced more than $600 million in federal funding for the nation’s power grid and communities affected by climate change.
June 20, 2023