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NSPR News Brief: Dec. 6

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Oakland warehouse fire update: As of early Tuesday afternoon there was no change in the number of bodies recovered in the ruins of an Oakland warehouse that caught fire and killed 36 people during a dance party Friday night. The Associated Press reports that 26 families have been notified of their loved one’s death with another nine bodies having been “tentatively identified.” Crews have been allowed to again start working at the site after having to stop due to a leaning wall that was causing a safety hazard.

More on Oakland warehouse fire:

·      At Least 1,500 gathered for a “vigil of light” to mourn those lost in the fire.
·      Warehouse Manager Tells ‘Today Show: I Am Incredibly Sorry’
·      Firefighters Continue To Struggle Through ‘Ghost Ship’ Warehouse After Fire

New state legislature sworn-in Monday: While usually a ceremonious event, Capital Public Radio reports Democratic leaders took the time to make it clear they would defy any threatening policies of the new Trump Administration, leaving some Republicans to call it a day of partisan rancor. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler also reports the Assembly and Senate took up resolutions calling on national Republicans to protect illegal immigrants in the U.S.

Governor Jerry Brown is optimistic about efforts to fight global warming: According to Capital Public Radio, Governor Brown believes President-elect Donald Trump and other Republic leaders who have rejected climate science will come around as he says the science is getting stronger. Brown cites other countries acceptance of climate science as another reason he believes the United States will fully come around as he says it would be hard for the nation to be rogue on the issue.