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State Government

September 21, 2017

Ben Adler

Vote Trading Or Compromise? How Water Bill Was Resurrected In Legislature's Final Hours

Here's how the sausage is really made in the California Capitol. Or, more precisely: how a bill backed by water agencies but despised by environmentalists can go from its deathbed to the governor’s desk on the Legislature’s final night of session.

alexisnyal / Flickr

September 21, 2017

A Record-Breaking Summer Ends On A Wintry Note

This afternoon at 1:02 p.m., the West Coast officially transitioned from summer to fall during the autumnal equinox.

Rich Ibarra / Capital Public Radio

September 21, 2017

Rich Ibarra

After Vandalism, Stockton Volunteers Rebuild Heroes Park

Calvary First Assembly Church opened Heroes Park in North Stockton in April, but vandals destroyed the backstop and work on the park stopped. It reopens this weekend after being rebuilt by volunteers.

Rudy Meyers Photography / B Street Theatre

B Street Theatre Delivers With Albee's Bleak Classic, "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?"

Critic Jeff Hudson says Sacramento’s B Street Theatre is staging of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” is a darkly humorous portrait of a failing marriage, brimming with booze and bickering.

Curtis Haynes

Environment

September 21, 2017

Daniel Potter

Uncertainty For Delta Tunnel Project As Key Water District Backs Out

Fresno’s Westlands Water District says it won’t help pay for California’s $16 billion delta tunnels project. That raises questions for how the proposal to overhaul the state’s water system will move forward.

Judge Deems Gas Tax Repeal Ballot Language Misleading To Voters

A judge says the California attorney general's description of a ballot initiative to repeal the recently approved gas tax increase would be confusing to voters because it focuses on the loss of transportation funding rather than the repeal of taxes.

Department of Water Resources

Delta Tunnels Project In Jeopardy

In a key vote Tuesday, Gov. Brown’s Delta Tunnels project faces a funding hurdle now that could kill the project. Sacramento Bee reporter Ryan Sabalow explains.

Preserving Farmland And Promoting Young Farmers

In Sacramento’s Farm to Fork Week, we hear perspectives on the fight to save America’s farmland and promote the next generation of growers.

NPR Top Stories

NPRU.S.

How States Are Banding Together To Take On Trump

September 21, 2017

Blue states have emerged as powerful adversaries against some of the president's more controversial initiatives and could thwart efforts to impede the probe of Russian interference in the election.

NPRShots - Health News

Another Good Reason Not To Pee In The Pool

September 21, 2017

Urine, sweat and sunscreen interact with chlorine in pools to create irritating chemicals called chloramines. Those chemicals sickened dozens of swimmers and staff at an Ohio water park.