Aerial view of Shasta County's Keswick Dam area after the Carr Fire, Aug. 21, 2018. Kathleen Galligan, USA TODAY network. Used by permission.

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Christian Giller: Inexplicably, the state budget process has left out support for air ambulance. The emergency services provided by air ambulances could disappear if a funding stream that expires at the end of this year is not replaced in the pending state budget.

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