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At last count, the King Fire had burned nearly 19,000 acres north of Pollock Pines. But, all day, huge plumes of smoke have risen into the air as the fire consumes more brush and forest land. Thousands have been forced from their homes.
The King Fire continues to burn in El Dorado County, growing to nearly 30,000 acres by late Wednesday. We take a look at the fire through the lens of social media. This collection will be updated throughout the fire.
UPDATE: 6:42 P.M. - The King Fire has grown throughout the day, and stands at 27,930 acres as of early Wednesday evening. - This article has the latest updates, a list of evacuation orders, as well as links to resources.
Sacramento Republic FC officials are paving the way for a planned new soccer stadium, as they have taken steps to acquire property in the Railyards.
A new study shows California is a long way from achieving gender parity among state and local elected officials
A new survey shows Californians support treating mental illness, but aren’t likely to seek treatment for themselves.
Smoke from the King Fire in El Dorado County has prompted health advisories from air districts in Nevada and California.
Governor Jerry Brown has signed a package of legislation aimed at regulating groundwater use in California.
UPDATE 10:20PM.- The King Fire forced the closure of a stretch of Hwy 50 Tuesday night, and has grown to 12,780 acres. Additional evacuations were ordered, including the entire community of Swansboro. Pollock Pines schools will be closed Wednesday.
UPDATED (AP) -- A fire in Siskiyou County has destroyed more than 100 homes in the town of Weed.
House Approves Bill To Train, Arm Syrian Rebels
It's the only part of President Obama's strategy for combating the extremist group Islamic State that he's asked Congress to weigh in on.
Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And The Risk Of Diabetes
There's a new wrinkle to the old debate over diet soda: Artificial sweeteners may alter our microbiomes. And for some, this may raise blood sugar levels and set the stage for diabetes.
Europe's Family Tree Gets A New Branch
Genetic evidence from ancient humans and modern people suggests that travelers from northern Eurasia moved south several thousand years ago. They stuck around to have kids with early European farmers.
Obama Renews Pledge To Keep Combat Forces Out Of Iraq, Syria
President Obama's remarks came as Congress votes to approve more military trainers in the region to aide the fight against the group that calls itself the Islamic State.
MacArthur Grantee Recognized For Advocacy Of Domestic Workers
Among the scientists, artists and academics awarded this year's MacArthur grants is labor organizer Ai-jen Poo. Poo was recognized for her advocacy of domestic workers: housekeepers, nannies and other caregivers who are often underpaid and not protected by labor law. Robert Siegel talks with her about her work.
Fed Pledges To Keep Interest Rates Low For A While
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen took questions from reporters on Wednesday afternoon after the central bank's release of a new policy statement. The Fed said that its bond-buying stimulus program would end next month but it will still be a "considerable time" before short-term interest rates are increased.
A New Campaign Ad Sport: Billionaire Bashing
It's open season on the wealthy political donors. Democratic campaign ads tie Republican candidates to the Koch brothers, while GOP ads paint sinister images of George Soros and Tom Steyer.
Homeless Vet's Story Illustrates Challenge In Getting Off The Street
The White House has vowed to end chronic homelessness among veterans by 2015. We profile one vet in San Diego whose odyssey illustrates why it's so hard to get vets off the street.
On Second Thought, Vikings Put Adrian Peterson On Exempt List
The Minnesota Vikings announced on Thursday that they will place star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt list until his legal troubles are resolved. Peterson was indicted by a grand jury for reckless and negligent injury to a child after whipping his son with a switch.
After A Long Wait, Syrian Rebels Hope The Weapons Will Now Flow
The "moderate" opposition has been losing ground on the battlefield and pleading for weapons from the U.S. for the past couple of years. They are hoping that their fortunes have finally changed.
Kids' Perception Of Parents' Favoritism Counts More Than Reality
Mom always liked you best. But is that enough of an excuse to start smoking dope? It depends on how teenagers perceive parental preference, a study finds. And also how warm the family is overall.
3.7 Million Comments Later, Here's Where Net Neutrality Stands
A proposal about how to maintain unfettered access to Internet content drew a bigger public response than any single issue in the Federal Communication Commission's history. What's next?
Iran's Foreign Minister: U.S. 'Not Serious' About Defeating Islamic State
In an interview with NPR, Mohammad Javad Zarif says the U.S. has been hesitant and contradictory in its approach to defeating the Islamist insurgency.
Insight: Kings Fire Update / Elk Grove Bid for MLS / Ryan Lillis on Sac's MLS Bid / Italian Film Fest / Exquisite CorpsWednesday, September 17, 2014
We'll get an update on the King Fire raging in El Dorado County, information on Elk Groves school expansion and bid for an Major Soccer League Team and we'll look at Sacramento's soccer future. Plus Italians films and Exquisite Corps.
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.
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.