Talk Back: PG&E tax break
Should PG&E be able to write off its $1.6 billion fine for the San Bruno fire as a tax deduction?
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Drummond: Legal battle continues in case of brain-dead teen Jahi McMath

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Aug. 1 letters to the editor

PG&E's negligence shouldn't be rewarded Being able to write off a fine for causing a huge disaster based on negligence, how does this even become an option? 
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