Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Republican businessman John Cox are in a match-up to replace outgoing California Gov. Jerry Brown.

In summary

Rivals for the governor’s office Gavin Newsom and John Cox agree that wildfires pose an alarming threat to California—but what would they do to prevent and combat them? Here’s what they told us.

Rivals for the governor’s office Gavin Newsom and John Cox agree that wildfires pose an alarming threat to California—but what would they do to prevent and combat them? We asked the question. Here’s what they told us—from Newsom’s call for the state to be more aggressive in clearing dead trees and brush to Cox’s advocacy of more logging and skepticism about how much the state’s paying state firefighters.

These two will face off in November for the governorship.

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Byrhonda Lyons is a national award-winning video journalist for CalMatters. She creates compelling multimedia stories about how California policy affects people’s everyday lives. From the state’s mental...