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Aug 29, 2014
UPDATE 7:30 A.M. The King Fire has now grown to 11,570 Acres and is 5 percent contained.
A new law will take effect Tuesday that requires drivers to give bicyclists more space on California roads.
Democrat Rod Wright is resigning from the California state Senate after a judge sentenced him to 90 months in jail for lying about where he lived. Meanwhile, Gov. Jerry Brown is set to sign what he calls "historic" groundwater legislation Tuesday.
Dry, hot weather is leading to an unprecedented fire season throughout California.
A virus that has hospitalized children in the Midwestern United States this year was first identified in California more than 50 years ago and may have resurfaced again in the state.
UPDATED 6:45PM.: The King Fire near the Sierra community of Pollock Pines - about 60 miles from Sacramento - has grown to 8,600 acres. Containment has shrunk to 5 percent.
By the beginning of next year, the Washoe County School District will provide low-income families with health care for the first time.
Several domestic violence related bills are awaiting California Governor Jerry Brown’s signature
Crews gained ground on the Courtney Fire in Madera County, which is now 35 percent contained.
Crews made good progress battling the Dog Bar Fire in Nevada County overnight. Officials say all evacuations have been lifted, as the threat to homes and structures has lessened considerably. UPDATED: Dog Bar Fire is now 75 contained.
Farewell, Heating Pad: Physical Therapists Say It Doesn't Help
Heating pads and other passive treatments don't do any good if the goal is gaining strength and mobility, according to the Choosing Wisely campaign. Instead, it's all about the exercise.
Dempsey Says If Needed He Would Recommend Ground Forces In Iraq
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told a Senate panel he supports the president's plan to combat Islamic State militants but that if it proved necessary, he would recommend U.S. ground forces.
A Scientist's Journey From Beer To Microbiology To Bourbon Making
When his homebrew tasted bad, a college student decided to pursue microbiology. After more than a decade as a scientist, he's going back to brewing — but this time, he's moving up to bourbon.
Marriott's New Envelope For Room Tips Stirs Debate
An initiative launched with Maria Shriver's input is raising questions over how the hotel company pays its staff — and whether guests should be expected to tip.
Homeless Vets: They're Not Just Single Men Anymore
Overall, there are fewer homeless veterans these days. But that good news is tempered by the growing number of homeless vets with families, including many women.
Like It Or Not, Scotland's Drama May Hit Your Wallet
Some economists say this Thursday's vote on Scotland's independence could have wide-ranging economic impacts. They fear a breakaway from the U.K. could trigger another global financial upheaval.
U.S. Begins Airstrikes In Support Of Iraqi Ground Forces
The air attacks on Islamic State forces were requested by Iraqi security forces engaged in combat south of Baghdad.
Why I Used To Hit Women
I wasn't the kind of abuser who hit his girl for no reason. I thought that my acts were validated, that I was always right — just like my father. In reality, I was ignorant and emotionally impotent.
Suicide Bombing In Kabul Kills 3 NATO Troops
The Taliban is claiming credit for the attack on a military convoy traveling near the U.S. Embassy that also wounded nearly 20 people, including more than a dozen civilians.
With A Deadline Looming, Iran's Nuclear Talks Reopen In New York
Negotiations resume this week in New York over Iran's nuclear program, but a summer of multiplying crises has world capitals distracted as the talks hit a crucial stage.
Community Keeps Calm Despite Questions About Wal-Mart Shooting
Peaceful protests have taken place since police shot and killed a black 21-year-old who was holding a toy gun while shopping in Ohio. But new questions are being raised about the handling of the case.
With U.S. Oil Supply Climbing, Some Call For End To Export Ban
Much of the U.S. oil industry wants to lift a ban that followed the 1970s energy crisis. But those worried about the possibility of higher gas prices and climate change want to keep the ban in place.
Too Few University Jobs For America's Young Scientists
So, you want to be a science professor? Good luck. Highly educated, relatively low-paid postdoctoral fellows may drive U.S. biomedical research, but they're training for jobs that don't exist.
On Insight this today we'll check in with Tim Daly in Stockton to talk about the smelly algae bloom in the city's waterways. We're joined by UC Davis Beer master to talk about an upcoming beer clinic and fund raiser and finally - Irishpalooza.
How will Congress use it’s voice after yet another beheading by the Islamic State? We're checking in with Political Junkie Ken Rudin and Sac State Sociology professor to talk about issues in the middle east. And Mark Hummel talks blues harmonica.
Sacramento’s Music Circus is wrapping up its summer season with a revival of “La Cage aux Folles,” a show famous for its colorful costumes worn by male dancers in drag. Jeff Hudson says this 30-year-old musical is more conventional than you think.
Writers have been poking fun at selfish, money-hoarding misers for centuries. One classic comedy from the 1600’s by French playwright Moliere is getting a contemporary California update by Main Street Theatre Works in Jackson.