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Mar 3, 2015
Mar 3, 2015
Another dry winter worries California rice farmers who are planning for this year's crop. The state's harvest was down nearly 25% last year. And, it's not just water that worries growers.
California lawmakers weighed in on animal research today, this bill would touch the lives of animals used in university research.
Professors at California State University say their salaries have remained stagnant over the past 10 years.
California’s water supply continues to diminish. The water content in the Sierra snowpack is the worst it’s been this time of year since 1991. Water conservation rates are equally dismal, dropping dramatically in January.
(AP) - University of California admissions officers are sifting through a record number of applications.
(AP) - The California Department of Water Resources says it will carry out the winter's third survey of the Sierra Nevada's snowpack.
California businesses that use tax preparation software must now file their state returns electronically. Meanwhile, the Franchise Tax Board is allowing businesses to pay their state tax bills by credit card for the first time.
The Department of Toxic Substances Control has sued Gallo glass -bottle-maker for Gallo wines. The suit alleges the company violated almost 50 laws in a five-year span. The company says it has put tons of waste to good use and out of landfills.
The California Supreme Court struck down state-wide restrictions on where sex offenders may live.
What little bit of rain California received in December and February was just enough to help reservoir storage. The Department of Water Resources announced it will increase water deliveries through the State Water Project.
Peace Corps Teams Up With First Lady To 'Let Girls Learn'
The Peace Corp will recruit and train about 650 additional volunteers to focus on girls' education around the world. The expansion is part of a larger program launched by Michelle Obama Tuesday.
Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)
Fewer shark fins are being imported into Hong Kong, the epicenter of shark-fin soup, a culinary delicacy. But while the trade in shark fins may be down, the trade in shark meat is still going strong.
Clinton Foundation Funding Woes Touch Hillary, Too
With Clinton potentially prepping for a presidential run, her role in the Clinton Foundation raises questions about big contributions from foreign governments, corporations and individuals.
House Passes No-Strings-Attached Bill To Fund Homeland Security
An effort by some congressional Republicans to block President Obama's executive actions on immigration by tying it to a Homeland Security spending bill officially failed on Tuesday.
Should Hotel Owners Be Forced To Hand Over Guest Records To Police?
Hypotheticals about hunting lodges and Motel 6 saved the oral argument at the Supreme Court Tuesday from being strangled by legal weeds.
4 Reasons Both Parties Should Be Sweating Bullets Over King V. Burwell
The biggest political threat of the latest challenge to Obamacare is to the president, but Republicans wouldn't be winners either.
Ferguson Political Leader: DOJ Report Validates Protesters
The Justice Department is set to release a report that condemns the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department for its discriminatory practices.
Not Clearing The Snow Off Your Car Before Driving Could Cost You
A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to fine people who don't clean snow off their cars before getting on the road. Other states have similar laws. But for trucks, clearing the snow poses its own hazard.
Attica Prison Guards Plead Guilty To Misconduct After Beating Inmate
In 2011, the three guards in New York state beat inmate George Williams so badly that he suffered two broken legs, broken ribs, a broken shoulder and a severe fracture of his eye socket.
In Using Personal Email, Aide Says Clinton Didn't Break Law
As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton used a personal email address when conducting official business rather than using a government address. What impact will the disclosure have on Clinton's reputation as she considers a presidential bid?
After Two Months Of Jury Selection, Panel Chosen In Boston Bombing Trial
The panel of 12 jurors and six alternates was seated Tuesday for the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Netanyahu Urges U.S. To Hold Out For Better Nuclear Deal With Iran
In a controversial address to Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the Obama administration's negotiations on limiting the Iranian nuclear program.
Marion, Ala., Remembers Death That Sparked 1965 Selma Marches
The Selma-to-Montgomery marches might not have happened if not for the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson a few weeks before in Marion, Ala. NPR returned to Marion as people remembered Jackson and how his death was a catalyst for many other civil rights events in 1965.
A Harvard sleep researcher living in Davis talks about new data saying teens need more sleep. Sacramento News and Review Co-Editor Nick Miller talks about the upcoming decision to approve an $8 million sculpture for the new downtown arena.
Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Peanut Allergy Research / Lisa See's "China Doll" / Tom RigneyMonday, March 2, 2015
A Sacramento-based allergist explains what new findings about peanut allergies will mean for children with allergies. The Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks about congress’ showdown over funding the Department of Homeland Security.
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.
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.