Latest from Scott Wilson

Anarchists and an increase in violent crime hijack Portland’s social justice movement

The rocket rise in the killings of young Black men has undermined activists’ goals.
  • May 31, 2021

California’s population drops for the first time in its history, according to new state data

Pandemic deaths and an out-of-state exodus help drive the first annual decline.
  • May 7, 2021

A recall of California Gov. Gavin Newsom takes a big step forward

State officials say enough valid signatures have been collected to qualify the question for the ballot.
  • Apr 26, 2021

A churning Golden State on the eve of new population numbers

California has seen an out-of-state exodus, but its internal migration is equally profound.
  • Apr 24, 2021

Confronting a shifting climate, how will California grow?

A rush of legal and legislative efforts are underway to stop home building in California fire zones.
  • Apr 23, 2021

Police seek answers in Southern California shooting that left four dead, including a 9-year-old

Police say the suspect, who is in custody, had a relationship with the victims, but have not yet offered a motive.
  • Apr 1, 2021

A city that tried to regulate guns

After Monday’s mass shooting, Boulder again confronts the obstacles it faces in regulating guns.
  • Mar 25, 2021

Gavin Newsom’s pandemic year: Mistakes, progress and political jeopardy

In an interview, the California governor reviews milestone moments and the likelihood of facing voters a year ahead of schedule.
  • Mar 19, 2021

New Texas confronts the old with debates about mask mandates and winter storm response

As the Texas population continues to grow and diversify, many in the new generation are asking for more from state leaders.
  • Mar 4, 2021

California’s intensified fires are increasing the threat to Highway 1, severed yet again

Highway One at Big Sur has been severed again, this time the result of the new threat posed by fire
  • Feb 27, 2021