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If a flood were to hit Twitchell Island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta it would threaten much of California’s water supply. It’s why emergency management agencies are holding flood-fighting exercises during a drought.
On Tuesday, the Governor met with a group of nurses from the California Nurses Association, which wants to go above and beyond new safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control.
The Canadian Parliament building was on lockdown as authorities searched for more possible gunmen. The country had already been on high alert after an attack earlier in the week against two Canadian soldiers.
UC Davis researchers have identified 'high priority' dams in California where releasing water may be a key for the survival of native fish species.
An unmanned aerial vehicle conference in Reno is focussing on helping farmers survive in the drought.
Firefighters and family members held a tribute Tuesday for the pilot who was killed in a crash during the Dog Rock Fire.
(AP) -- About 255 same-sex couples sought marriage licenses in Nevada in the first week after the marriages were ruled legal.
Gas prices have been steadily declining, and in Stockton the price has dropped below three dollars at one station.
Under a new ballot measure for El Dorado County, the cost of preventing wildfires would increase property tax bills. A fire district in the Lake Tahoe Basin wants to spend more on wildfire fuel reduction and pass the cost on to property owners.
With time running out, Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Neel Kashkari is increasing the attacks on Democratic Incumbent Jerry Brown.
Health Officials Announce New Monitoring For Travelers From West Africa
State and local health officials will begin monitoring all passengers entering the U.S. from countries hard hit from Ebola. The monitoring will last for 21 days.
Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn
A month after a man armed with a knife leapt the White House fence and got deep into the first floor of the building, another man made a run across the north lawn Wednesday night.
Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy
The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come.
Broadcaster Luther Masingill Was A Fixture In Chattanooga
Broadcaster Luther Masingill was on the air during the Pearl Harbor attack as well as the Sept. 11 attacks. When he died this week at age 92, he'd been working at the same radio station in Chattanooga, Tenn., for more than seven decades. Audie Cornish talks about Masingill's legendary radio career with his morning show co-host, James Howard.
The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon
Before the smartphone, the laptop and the pocket calculator, there was a powerful mechanical computer. Our new series, Tools of the Trade, begins with a look at the slide rule.
How Did 'Good Girls' From Colorado Get Recruited By ISIS?
Three Denver-area teenaged girls were arrested after leaving the U.S. and seeking to join militants of the Islamic State in Syria. The teenagers were arrested in Germany over the weekend and returned home by the FBI on Monday. Robert Siegel talks to Megan Verlee of Colorado Public Radio.
Should Police Be Able To Keep Their Devices Secret?
Officers use "StingRays" to mimic a cell phone tower and intercept information from phones in a whole neighborhood. Versions of the devices have been around for years, but the federal government and local police have kept them under wraps.
CDC To Step Up Monitoring Of Travelers From Ebola-Affected Regions
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced a plan to start actively monitoring everyone arriving in the U.S. from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.
'Curse Of The Shuttlecocks' Haunts Kansas City's Teams
Ever since the giant Shuttlecocks art exhibit was installed in the 1990s, Kansas City professional sports teams haven't been able to win a national championship. And there are some who believe the exhibit is to blame.
Want Your Absentee Vote To Count? Don't Make These Mistakes
About 1 in 5 voters now mails in his ballot. But many ballots are rejected because they arrive late, the voter forgets to sign the form or the signature does not match the one on record.
Bigger Than A T. Rex, With A Duck's Bill, Huge Arms And A Hump
Scientists first figured the claw-tipped, giant arm bones found in 1965 belonged to an ostrichlike dinosaur. But its recently recovered skull looks more like a dino designed by a committee — of kids.
NHTSA Adds More Than 3 Million Vehicles To Air Bag Recall
Almost 8 million vehicles are now being recalled over worries their air bags could malfunction. Vehicle owners in hot and humid climates are under special alert.
Poll: Broad Support In U.S. For Ebola Travel Ban
An NPR poll finds a clear majority of Americans are worried about Ebola. Fifty-six percent of people are either "very concerned" or "somewhat concerned" about the spread of the Ebola virus to the U.S.
Insight: News Network: Stockton / From The Streets Of Truckee / Literacy Walk / Capital Book FestivalTuesday, October 21, 2014
Singer, songwriter Richard Blair performs in the Insight studio ahead of a string of upcoming shows. Plus, more than 100 authors are coming to Sacramento this week for the California Capital Book Festival. Author Aquanetta Gordon previews the event.
CapRadio's Bob Moffitt explains Measure L, known as the “Strong Mayor” initiative. A UC Merced professor explains the pros and cons of switching to a strong mayor government. Plus, the Political Junkie and the leader of the jazz group, Nagual.
A dream became reality Sunday when 1,000 symphony musicians, ages 4 to 80-plus, came together for a performance at Sacramento's Memorial Auditorium. It was the largest-ever gathering of symphony musicians to perform in California.
For rapper, Gift of Gab, the Sacramento hip-hop scene in the 90s is where he honed his battle chops. He brings those chops back for a performance at TBD Fest this weekend.