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Jeff McDonald

Jeff McDonald is a member of the investigative reporting team at The San Diego Union-Tribune, and was named journalist of the year in 2015 by the local Society of Professional Journalists. He writes about government and institutional misconduct and waste in San Diego County and beyond. He can be reached at (619) 293-1708 or jeff.mcdonald@sduniontribune.com.
State utility regulators delayed implementing law aimed at preventing wildfires

Long before the Camp Fire raced through Northern California, claiming at least 85 lives and all but erasing the Gold Rush town of Paradise, state law required the three big power monopolies to file detailed strategies to prevent wildfires.

Among Rep. Duncan Hunter's expenditures? Hotel rooms and vacations with a number of 'individuals'

The criminal indictment issued against Rep. Duncan Hunter late last month lays bare a yearslong history of cavalier spending -- luxury resorts, fine dining, tequila shots and more -- all paid for with political contributions.

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