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Mar 26, 2015
Mar 26, 2015
Mar 27, 2015
California is loosening its restrictions on where sex offenders can live. The move comes in response to a recent court ruling.
The California Legislature has sent a $1 billion emergency drought aid package to Gov. Jerry Brown. But one of the two measures in the package drew opposition from Republicans.
If an agreement is reached, students would attain their Drexel degrees by taking classes at an expanding University of the Pacific campus in Sacramento's Oak Park.
California voters may get to decide next year whether to legalize recreational marijuana. But a new report out today says there are several questions that should be considered first.
The early closure of snowless ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe area has affected businesses and people... and not in good ways.
UPDATED: Sacramento City Fire officials advise avoiding J street around 10th Street in downtown this morning. They're mopping up after a three-alarm fire broke out at a vacant hotel.
A new report shows just how wide the disparity has become between home prices and wage growth.
People lined up inside the California Capitol Wednesday to testify during an emotional hearing about the End-of-Life Option Act.
UPDATED: March 25, 2015 4:45 pm The California State University Board of Trustees has named Robert Nelsen as the new Sacramento State President. Nelsen has spent most of his career in the University of Texas system.
Californians show deep concern that the state’s drought may be a long-term problem in a new survey by the Public Policy Institute of California.
Amazingly, Congress Actually Got Something Done
The leaders and members must, in a word, compromise. And on this occasion, Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi did just that, with skill and savvy.
National Guardsman, Cousin Arrested For Trying To Join Islamic State
An Illinois National Guardsman and his cousin were arrested for allegedly conspiring to provide support to the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
Ellen Pao Trial Highlights Long Road To Ending Workplace Bias
NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Nitasha Tiku of The Verge about the latest in the Silicon Valley gender discrimination trial of Ellen Pao. Pao is suing a venture capital firm for $16 million in damages.
Big Shelves Of Antarctic Ice Melting Faster Than Scientists Thought
The rate at which the ice is shrinking at the ocean's edge in the West Antarctic has increased by 70 percent over the past decade, an analysis of satellite measurements suggests.
Think Nobody Wants To Buy Ugly Fruits And Veggies? Think Again
Remember that old movie trope, in which the mousy girl takes off her glasses to reveal she was a beauty all along? A similar scenario is playing out among food waste fighters in the world of produce.
Testing The Standards: Do Gender Differences Matter For Combat?
The man who designed the training experiment to determine if female Marines should be allowed into combat positions is not a Marine himself, but a civilian scientist.
Marines Hope To Determine Gender Neutral Standards For Ground Combat
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Katelyn Allison, a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh, about her observations of the women who are currently training in an experimental unit.
Co-Pilot's Actions In French Alps Crash Raise Questions About Cockpit Doors
Prosecutors in France say the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane locked the pilot out of the cockpit. Cockpit doors were hardened to resist unauthorized entry after Sept. 11.
Critic Faults Alcoholics Anonymous For Lack Of Evidence
Writer Gabrielle Glaser challenges the usefulness of Alcoholics Anonymous in April's issue of The Atlantic. The program's tenets aren't based in science, she says, and other options may work better.
Is Colorado Primed To Become The Silicon Valley Of Agriculture?
Colorado's food and ag industries have been growing two to four times faster than the state's economy overall. Economists are getting ever more hopeful about cornering the market on ag innovation.
Census Data Prove It: We Prefer Sunshine And Golf Carts
A new Census Bureau report suggests many Americans would rather be driving a golf cart than shoveling a drive. Last year, Florida was home to six of the 20 fastest-growing metro areas in the nation.
Indiana's Governor Signs 'Religious Freedom' Bill
Among other things, the controversial new law would allow owners of businesses in the state to deny services to same-sex couples.
After Spending Scandals, Rep. Aaron Schock Says Goodbye
Even in his final floor speech, Rep. Aaron Schock seemed to leave the door open for a future, comparing himself to former President Abraham Lincoln.
Insight: Capitol Chat / Sacramento's District 6 Special Election / Dr. Tissa Kappagoda Memoriam / Sound AdviceThursday, March 26, 2015
CapRadio's Ben Adler is live from the assembly floor as lawmakers debate a $1 billion drought package. A conversation with the candidates running in Sacramento’s District 6 Special Election. Blue Dog Jam host Nick Brunner previews "The Sammies."
We discuss the arguments surrounding California's right-to-die legislation. Some say a physician’s aid in death is inconsistent with a doctor’s oath. Others believe they should have the right to choose the time, place and manner of their death.
When people reach middle age, they sometimes wonder what life would have been like if they’d made different choices in their 20s. The women in this play reflect frankly on men, money and motherhood – and whether it’s advisable to enjoy all three.
Life with a teenager can give the parents fits – teenagers want privacy and autonomy; parents want their teens to be honest about their activities. But sometimes the parents don’t hold themselves to the same standard, which is the crux of this play.