Eric Westervelt Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk.
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San Francisco Elects Chesa Boudin As New District Attorney

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A marijuana plant grows in California's Shasta-Trinity National Forest. This plant is part of an illegal growing operation by highly organized drug cartels that take advantage of the forests' thick canopy to help hide their operations. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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Illegal Pot Operations In Public Forests Are Poisoning Wildlife And Water

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Kasten Ortiz plays right tackle on the offense, and says he's glad this football season has helped boost the community's sense of pride. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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Paradise Bobcats Football Team Gives California Town Hope After Fires

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Californians Who Fled Fires May Be In Emergency Shelters For Weeks

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California Grapples With Unprecedented Wildfire Challenges

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Mandatory Evacuations In Northern California As Wildfires Rage

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Lyft is under growing pressure to strengthen background checks and adopt better security measures for passengers after dozens of women reported that they had been sexually assaulted by drivers. Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Lawsuits Say Lyft Doesn't Do Enough To Protect Women From Predatory Drivers

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Lyft Facing Flood Of Lawsuits After Riders Report They Were Sexually Attacked By Drivers

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Ride-Hailing Revolution Leaves Some People With Disabilities Behind

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The Psychological Effects Of Earthquakes Are Just As Real As The Physical Effects

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Ridgecrest Faces More Aftershocks Following 2 Powerful Earthquakes

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Border Patrol agents with a sniffer dog at the new and expanded Falfurrias checkpoint. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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As Migrants Stream In At The Border, Inland Checkpoints Feel The Strain

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Trump Hopes U.S.-Mexico Deal Will Stem The Flow Of Asylum-Seekers

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