Following widespread anger, and a phone call with Gov. Gavin Newsom and a key Republican lawmaker, the Trump administration approved California’s request for disaster funds for six major wildfires that scorched nearly 2 million acres. This reversed the earlier rejection for much-needed wildfire aid funds that could potentially be in the hundreds of millions of dollars. To date, more than 4.1 million acres have burnt in California, killing at least 31 people, and the state is still fighting 21 active wildfires. (VoxSan Francisco ChronicleLA Times $, The HillAPNew York Times $, Wall Street Journal $. Commentary: CNN, Tess Taylor op-ed)