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October 17, 2018

California Agency, Gas Tax Backers Worked Closely Together

As the battle to overturn California's gas tax increase intensified, the state transportation agency coordinated frequently with the public affairs firm working to block the repeal on behalf of unions, construction companies and local governments.

Joe Proudman / UC Davis

When Does Smoke Actually Result In Tainted Wine Grapes? It’s Complicated.

In the wake of 2017’s devastating wildfires, California’s growers and winemakers are worried about grapes exposed to smoke. The industry is funding a UC Davis researcher to study “smoke taint” to find out what can be done.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

October 17, 2018

Drew Sandsor

Sacramento Roadways Ranked Among Worst In Nation In TRIP Report

Sacramento’s roads and highways placed among the worst in the nation in a new report by TRIP, a national nonprofit that rates road conditions. The Bay Area’s roads and highways were ranked the worst in the U.S.

Bert Johnson / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

October 17, 2018

Armenian Food Festival Returns For 71st Year

The Armenian Food Festival returns for its 71st year in Sacramento this weekend at Trinity Cathedral on Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Insight With Beth Ruyak

October 17, 2018

PolitiFact CA: Proposition 10

There are many claims being made about Proposition 10 on both sides. PolitiFact CA Reporter Christ Nichols does some fact checking.

Bert Johnson / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

October 17, 2018

Fair Political Practices Commission Chair Alice Germond On Enforcing Election In Campaign Season

FPPC Chair Alice Germond discusses how the agency enforces election rules during the 2018 campaign season leading up to the November 2018 election. This week the FPPC launched AdWATCH to invite the public to help monitor political ads for compliance.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

October 17, 2018

Work Equity President Surveys Changes A Year Into #MeToo Movement

After a year of public discussion and legislative reforms in the wake of the #MeToo movement, Work Equity President Pamela Lopez reflects on how much has and has not changed for women in the workforce.

Bill Hunnewell / The Marine Mammal Center

October 16, 2018

Steve Milne

Bacterial Disease Outbreak Affecting Hundreds Of California Sea Lions

So far this year 220 sea lions have tested positive for leptospirosis, an infection that can cause the animals to go into kidney failure. Two-thirds of the animals diagnosed this year have died.

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Brexit Talks Stall At 'Moment Of Truth' Summit

October 17, 2018

"We need much time, much more time and we continue to work in the next weeks," EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said. This was supposed to be the day leaders would unveil a draft trade deal.

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In Syria, A School Helps Children Traumatized By War

October 17, 2018

"What we found is children had been so traumatized, they couldn't even recognize numbers or letters," says a U.S. official. "We had to work through that before we could start educating them again."