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Rice growers in California and elsewhere may soon have an incentive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Recent storms in northern California eased the effects of the drought, but not as much as you might have hoped.
Civilian deaths at the hands of police elsewhere in the United States this year have raised questions thousands of miles away from Ferguson, Missouri and New York.
In 22 Northern California counties, some health insurance customers have only one choice of insurer in Covered California. We go to a rural community north of Quincy to find out what that's like.
We continue our series this week looking back at California's economy over the last year. Today: a look at how farmers and ranchers are weathering the drought.
California’s health insurance exchange is extending the enrollment deadline for people who want their coverage to start on New Year’s Day … from this past Monday, to Sunday, December 21.
President Obama's plan to normalize relations between the U.S. and Cuba is drawing mixed reactions. Some refugees who escaped to this country from Cuba are among the most critical.
A Sacramento area economic expert says lower gas prices will prompt people to spend more on gifts this holiday season.
(AP) - President Barack Obama says the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests.
The first international commercial flight to Reno in 15 years was forced instead to land in Sacramento Tuesday, because the Reno airport wasn't ready for it.
Opportunity, Caution Seen For U.S. Banks As Cuba Rules Ease
President Obama eased restrictions on Cuba this week, including a relaxation of rules barring U.S. banks from doing business there. But banks are awaiting details and are likely to proceed cautiously.
No Fracking In New York? That's OK With Pennsylvania
Environmental groups cheered New York's decision to ban the practice, and some in the industry say when it comes to good-paying jobs, New York's loss is Pennsylvania's gain.
Aftereffects Of W.V. Chemical Spill Still Felt Months Later
Looking back at the year's top stories — in January, a chemical spill disrupted life in West Virginia. Melissa Block speaks with Ken Ward, Jr. of the Charleston Gazette.
What The Change In U.S.-Cuba Relations Might Mean For Food
The decision to normalize relations is driving all kinds of speculation about American food companies opening up shop in Cuba. But analysts say: Don't expect to see McDonald's there anytime soon.
In List Of Changes For Secret Service, A New Fence Comes First
An independent review panel calls for changes ranging from a better fence at the White House to a new approach to training and leadership within the Secret Service.
U.S. Announces Protections For Transgender Workers
The Justice Department's move is a reversal from how the Bush administration interpreted Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Justice Department Sues Over Conditions At Rikers Island Jail
The Department of Justice is following through on its threat to sue the New York City over conditions at the notorious Rikers Island jail. The lawsuit announced today comes months after a scathing DOJ report that found a "culture of violence" against adolescent inmates at Rikers.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Makes Court Appearance In Pretrial Hearing
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in court on Thursday, marking his first time before the public in 17 months. The pretrial hearing comes ahead of a Jan. 5 trial.
New Popularity Of L.L. Bean Boots Sparks Scramble To Fill Orders
L.L. Bean's iconic rubber and leather boots have swung back into fashion with young people and are more popular than ever. The backlog stands at nearly 100,000 pairs; it will take months to catch up.
Most Pages In New U.S.-Cuba Chapter Still Have To Be Written
President Obama is re-opening diplomatic ties to Cuba, and easing restrictions on travel and commerce. A day after that historic announcement, we look at what it actually means for would be travelers and exporters.
Administration Won't Rule Out Raul Castro Visit To White House
The remarks come a day after President Obama announced the U.S. and Cuba would begin talks to normalize relations and open embassies following more than five decades of hostility.
Immigration Driving Broad Demographic Shifts In U.S., Report Says
An analysis by Pew Charitable Trusts shows that immigrants are increasingly moving from "gateways" such as New York and Texas into states in Middle America.
In Latin America, Not Everyone Is Thrilled With The U.S.-Cuba Thaw
Cuba and Venezuela are close allies who often seemed to speak with a single voice when it came to bashing the U.S. But now they may be out of synch.
Understanding the grand jury process following their use in the recent high profile cases of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. A UC Davis Law Professor Jack Chin explains why they’re used and why some people are pushing California to stop using them.
Insight: Sacramento Policing Policies / NASA Curiosity Rover Discoveries / Joshua Davis' Spare PartsWednesday, December 17, 2014
Methane on Mars has put NASA’s Curiosity Rover in the news. UC Davis’ Dawn Sumner explains the discoveries. Joshua Davis talks about his book “Spare Parts,” a story of disadvantaged high school students beating an MIT robot-building team.
Three of Sacramento’s professional theater companies have rolled out their holiday shows, which combine a bit of the new with a healthy helping of the tried and true.
One of the most popular pieces of music on CapRadio over the last two weeks is 30 seconds long and feature six seconds of singing…