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Mar 26, 2015
Just over a week after proposing a billion dollars in drought help, California Governor Jerry Brown has signed the aid package into law.
(AP) -- A small earthquake has shaken the Coalinga area of the Central Valley but there are no reports of damage.
If you plan to drive in the midtown Sacramento area over the next few days, there's a closure you should know about.
The skiers' loss is the mountain camper's gain this year. Some campsites are opening now, almost a month earlier than normal.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Urijah Faber is not only one of Sacramento's biggest celebrities, he's also an active entrepreneur.
Take a tour of the California state Capitol - but not just any tour. This one includes a little history, some surprising details that are easy to miss, and a rare trip to the top of the Capitol dome.
California is loosening its restrictions on where sex offenders can live. The move comes in response to a recent court ruling.
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.
Southern Baptists Don't Shy Away From Talking About Their Racist Past
The denomination held a summit in Nashville, Tenn., this week to consider how the Gospel speaks to race relations. It wasn't easy, and moving from words to actions may be a challenge.
After Resuming Deliberations, Jury Rules In Favor Of Kleiner Perkins
The jury said that the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers did not retaliate against former partner Ellen Pao by terminating her.
A Photo I Love: Featuring Astronaut Reid Wiseman
NPR hears from astronaut Reid Wiseman who was on the space station for four months in 2014. He discusses his photo of Italy at night from space.
Calif. Governor Can't Make It Rain, But Can Make Relief Money Pour
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed his sweeping $1.1 billion emergency drought relief bill Friday. It funds water infrastructure improvements like flood control and aid for farmworkers.
As U.S. Energy Industry Booms, Oil Hubs Run Out Of Storage Space
U.S. oil production is at near record levels. But the success has led to a question of where to store all that oil. One of the country's biggest oil hubs is now almost full.
Italy's Highest Court Overturns Amanda Knox Conviction
The decision puts an end to a story that began in 2009 when Knox was found guilty of murdering 21-year-old Meredith Kirchner two years earlier.
U.S. Strategy In Yemen Represents Standard Counterterrorism Plan
Despite the current chaos in Yemen, the White House insists U.S. action in that country represents a model for its counterterrorism strategy. A look at what is behind that assertion.
Oklahoma University Reveals Sigma Alpha Epsilon Investigation Results
The University of Oklahoma released the results of its investigation into Sigma Alpha Epsilon Friday. The university began the review after a video surfaced of its members singing a racist song.
In YouTube Video, Sen. Harry Reid Announces Retirement From Senate
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will not seek a sixth term next year and will retire after three decades in the chamber. He endorsed Sen. Charles Schumer to replace him as Democratic leader.
University Of Oklahoma: Racist Chant Learned At National Frat Event
President David Boren, releasing an investigation into the incident involving Sigma Alpha Epsilon, contradicts statements by the fraternity's national office that the chant was learned locally.
Did That Restaurant Pass Its Health Inspection? Now Yelp Will Tell You
You might not see health inspection information until you're opening a restaurant's door. But if you're in San Francisco and some other cities, you'll see it when you check out an eatery's Yelp page.
With Reid Out, Republicans See An Opportunity
Democrats argue the top Senate leader's retirement might be a good thing. But it's going to set off a scramble to replace him in one of the most hotly contested races in 2016.
Alabama Police Officer Accused Of Injuring Indian Man Is Indicted
A federal grand jury decided there was enough evidence to bring charges against Officer Eric Parker. The incident sparked an international incident.
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.