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Dec 2, 2013
Dec 2, 2013
You may notice more security if you're running in this Sunday's California International Marathon.
Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva is getting a public slap on the wrist from the City Council.
A major milestone for a project that will improve water quality for the majority of Yolo County residents was celebrated on Tuesday. The project will replace the largest unscreened intake on the Sacramento River.
A slow-moving, cold winter storm dropped 8 inches of snow north of Reno, and 3 inches in Reno and Carson City before noon. There were more than 30 accidents, state employees and school children were sent home early.
About 800 homeless people in Sacramento County are expected to be without permanent shelter when temperatures drop below freezing this week.
A new report shows urban Californians are leading a trend of leaving cars at home and choosing bikes or public transit instead. It's a first-of-its-kind survey comparing urban transportation trends.
Mushroom Foraging: When The Fun(gi) Hunt Gets Out Of Hand
Foraging for fungi and other wild edibles has grown in popularity in the the U.S. and abroad in recent years, fueled by guide books, Internet buzz and hype from chefs. As a result, some known mushroom hunting grounds are taking a beating.
Poll: Support For Obama Among Young Americans Eroding
A new survey finds that just 41 percent of adults ages 18-29 approve of Obama's job performance, his lowest-ever standing among the group. A majority of millennials also disapprove of the Affordable Care Act and the way Obama is handling a host of other key issues.
Norman Rockwell's 'Saying Grace' Sells For $46 Million At Auction
The sale of the famous painting of a woman and boy bowing their heads in prayer at a table in a bustling restaurant set a record for Rockwell's art.
Five Years In, Should The First Lady Do More?
A piece in Politico recently called first lady Michelle Obama a "feminist nightmare." So should the first lady use her voice for more than eating right and exercise? Or are her critics missing the point? Host Michel Martin hears from the Beauty Shop ladies: pop culture critic Mikki Kendall, freelance writer Deonna Kelli Sayed, and columnist Keli Goff.
NTSB Bars Train Union From Crash Inquiry, Citing Confidentiality
The investigation into the Bronx train crash that killed four people Sunday will continue without the direct involvement of the rail employees union. The move came after the union's leader told the media that the train's engineer "basically nodded" moments before a catastrophic derailment.
City Workers Fret Over Pensions As Detroit Enters Bankruptcy
A federal judge has ruled Detroit qualifies for bankruptcy. But the cash-strapped city, laden with roughly $18 billion in long-term debt, faces a long road to regain financial solvency. Unions whose members face pension payment cuts are appealing the ruling, and the ultimate decision about paying the pensions may be made by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Why $7-Per-Gallon Milk Looms Once Again
House and Senate negotiators are meeting to reconcile their two different versions of a new farm bill. If they don't reach agreement, the nation faces going over "the dairy cliff" – a reversion to 1949 farm policy that would cause a big spike in milk prices.
Seahawks Fans Cause Earthquake, Set Noise Record
During Seattle's 34-7 win over New Orleans, the home team's fans went wild. They stomped so hard that a nearby seismometer's needle moved. Meanwhile, the noise at CenturyLink Field was louder than a jet engine.
Polar Bear Researcher Gets $100,000 In Settlement With Feds
The Department of Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management admits no liability in the whistle-blower case brought by the scientist. The agency says it agreed to the settlement to avoid litigation costs.
Illinois Approves Rescue Of Its Ailing Pension System
The bill would cut benefits and push back the retirement age for younger workers in an effort to close a $100 billion shortfall. The governor has said he will sign it, but the state's public employee unions bitterly oppose it.
Lawmakers In Name Only? Congress Reaches Productivity Lows
In terms of enacting laws, the current Congress is on course to be the least productive in modern times. Some House members think the lack of legislative activity is a positive development.
Mammograms In 3-D May Be Better, But Hard Proof Is Missing
A new kind of mammogram that takes many X-rays to make a three-dimensional image can help doctors find cancer and reduce false alarms. But it's still unclear who might benefit from the technique, and whether it's worth the higher cost and double dose of radiation.
Guardian Editor: We've Published 1 Percent Of Snowden Files
In testimony before Britain's Parliament, Alan Rusbridger tells lawmakers that about 58,000 files obtained from Snowden, or "about 1 percent," have been published by the paper.
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Blind runner competes in annual Folsom-to-downtown-Sacramento marathon which takes place this Sunday. Sacramento Bee columnist on CIM's economic impact on region. Two fundraisers this weekend celebrate local arts.
A cold weather front is expected to move through the area in the next few days. Plans for a new facility to serve mentally ill is meeting resistance. Dan Morain on his new position at the Sac Bee and tips for gluten-free baking this holiday season.
The holiday season shows are taking over local stages, but audiences still have a two weeks to see a provocative new play, imagining a conversation in the afterlife between two famous figures at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.
A plan to house the Sacramento Ballet and several other arts groups at a shuttered elementary school faces a critical vote tonight.