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  • Sacramento Artists Eye New Space At Old Fremont School

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

    The doors appear to be opening for a new artists' space in midtown Sacramento. If the Sacramento City Council approves, a donation from Joyce Raley Teel and the City of Sacramento will pay for renovations of the old brick building built in 1921.

  • Infant Dies Of Whooping Cough In San Joaquin County

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

    A three week old infant in San Joaquin County has died of Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. The state is experiencing an epidemic of the disease. There were more than 11,000 cases in California last year.

  • Drexel To Close Sacramento Campus

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

    The Philadelphia-based university opened its Sacramento campus six years ago. The school president says the school can provide better service to students in Philadelphia and online.

  • Big Businesses Weigh In On Drought

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

    Big businesses in California say they want to be more involved in managing the state’s water supply.

  • Humane Society Offers Award For Information On Mutilated Animal Cases

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

    UPDATE: The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for at least 10 cases of animal mutilations in Sacramento.

  • Forecasters: Weak El Niño Arrives

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

    When it comes to the weather and your favorite sitcom, it's better late than never.

  • California Lawmaker Pushes Vaccinations For Day Care Workers

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

    (AP) - A California lawmaker wants to require all day care and pre-school workers to get vaccinated in the wake of a measles outbreak.

  • Mom Charged With Manslaughter In Infant's Death

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

    (AP) - The mother of an infant found dead near the Sacramento River in Northern California has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and abusing or endangering the health of a child.

  • Doctors, Lawmakers Renew Push to Increase Medi-Cal Payments

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

    Doctors, insurers, a union and lawmakers are teaming up to push for an increase in Medi-Cal reimbursement rates to providers. The groups are asking for compensation equal to the federal Medicare program.

  • Herbicide Spraying Begins To Stop Spread Of Water Hyacinth

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

    Spraying has begun early this year to control one of the Delta's most invasive weeds. The state is trying keep water hyacinth from clogging marinas and blocking waterways.

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Colorado Debates Whether IUDs Are Contraception Or Abortion

A Colorado program has allowed more than 30,000 women to get long-term contraception for free, lowering teen birth and abortion rates. Now lawmakers have to decide if it can qualify for state funding.

Many Question Lack Of Plea Deal In Boston Bombing Case

The dramatic admission of guilt by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's defense team in its opening statement Wednesday has generated questions about the trial now underway.

Transgender Students Learn To Navigate School Halls

A new poll shows that fewer young people see gender as limited to female and male. Youth Radio reporter Nanette Thompson talks with two students about their experiences at school.

Animal-Rights Advocates Cheer End Of Elephants In Circus

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Katherine Meyer, an attorney with the Wildlife Advocacy Project, about how animal advocates are celebrating the end of elephants in the Ringling Bros. circus.

DOJ Report Condemns Ferguson Police Department's Practices

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Phillip Atiba Goff, president of the Center for Policing Equity, about his reaction to the Justice Department's investigation into the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department.

Why Some Parents Are Sitting Kids Out Of Tests

Sixty percent of parents think there is too much emphasis on testing. Are they right?

Defying The Capitol Hill Sledding Ban In The Name Of Winter Fun

During Thursday's snow storm, some people in Washington, D.C., defied an 1876 U.S. Code that bans sledding on Capitol Hill.

Motorists Stranded On Kentucky Highways Due To Heavy Snow

More than 600 cars have been stranded on Kentucky highways since Wednesday night with limited access to food, gas and water.

The Racist History Behind The Iconic Selma Bridge

The Edmund Pettus Bridge is a sacred place in America's civil rights history. It also was named after a Grand Dragon of the state Ku Klux Klan. There's a strong generational divide on renaming it.

Ringling Bros. Circus To Phase Out Elephants By 2018

The parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says it will stop using elephants in shows by 2018. Members of the public have voiced concerns about how the animals are treated.

Airliner Skids Off Snowy Runway At LaGuardia Airport

A few passengers were injured when an airliner skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Thursday. A snow storm is disrupting air travel in the region.

Michael Brown Family To Sue Officer Wilson, City Of Ferguson

Even though prosecutors declined to charge former Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown, his parents say someone needs to be held responsible for his death.

Speed Dating For Seniors Who Aren't Interested In Slowing Down

A new film follows daters ages 70 to 90 looking for love in five-minute intervals. "Speed dating for seniors" may sound funny, but The Age of Love is really about our lifelong need for intimacy.

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  • Learning To Fly With The Sacramento Ballet

    Friday, February 13, 2015

    With their incredible leaping ability and graceful movements, ballet dancers sometimes look like they're flying. This weekend, some members of the Sacramento Ballet will... thanks to help from a wire, stagehands and three days of training.

  • Theatre Review: Ideation

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015

    What happens when highly-paid consultants get hired for a top secret project then realize the plan they're devising could kill thousands, even millions of people? That’s the dilemma in this dark psychological comedy with a wickedly sharp edge.


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