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Sep 22, 2014
Aug 29, 2014
Smoke from the King Fire has prompted air quality advisories in northern California and western Nevada.
The City of Sacramento has no plans to return to a weekly recycling service after a new survey says there isn't much demand.
The drought has farmers cutting back on watering, but some San Joaquin County growers say less water can mean a better crop.
Researchers from Reno area taking what they have learned from the crayfish infestation at Lake Tahoe and using it to try to stop a similar problem at the clearest lake in the world.
A long-range U.S. government forecast shows the drought in California will stick around.
Thunderstorms and increased humidity helped to moderate the King Fire burning in El Dorado and Placer counties through the weekend. The fire has now charred 87,592 acres and is 18 percent contained.
Some homeowners could see skyrocketing property tax bills this year, beyond the typical 2 percent.
UPDATED: The King Fire in El Dorado County is at 82,018 acres and is 17 percent contained.
An estimated 60,000 people will take part in California's biggest one day volunteer effort on Sept. 20, and anyone can participate.
King Fire in El Dorado and Placer counties grew slightly Saturday as weather helped firefighting efforts.
Why Did Congress Kick The Can On Funding Islamic State Mission?
The president got approval for his plan to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters, but lawmakers didn't approve funds to pay for it or the broader air campaign.
Giving Chickens Bacteria ... To Keep Them Antibiotic-Free
What does it take to get chickens off antibiotics? According to Perdue Farms, an added dose of the "good bacteria" known as probiotics can help crowd out the harmful microbes that make a chicken sick.
With Dark Humor, Anger And Empathy, Women Respond To The NFL
Women, who make up 45 percent of the NFL's fan base, are critical the league's handling of domestic abuse scandals. But some still support their teams and express sympathy for the players.
Prosecutor Says White House Intruder Had 800 Rounds Of Ammunition In Car
Omar J. Gonzales, 42, jumped a fence and made it past the White House's North Portico doors before being apprehended by the Secret Service.
Questions Swirl Around How Vet Jumped White House Fence
The Secret Service is reviewing how it secures the White House after an Iraq war vet jumped the fence and made it inside the doors before being subdued. What led up to the security lapse?
Pope Picks Moderate To Lead Chicago's Catholics
Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., has emphasized pastoral needs and compassion over rigid positions on issues such as gay rights, but church experts don't expect a sea change on hot-button issues.
Got Dessert? Slather On The Salted Caramel, Or Just Nibble Some
Once a high-end fad, the salted caramel dessert has made inroads into the most mainstream of American food chains, TGI Fridays. Maybe it was inevitable, given our historic cravings for salt and sweet.
In California, Less Water Means More West Nile Virus
You'd think that mosquitoes wouldn't like drought, but that's not what's happening in California, where stagnant water breeds more mosquitoes. Cases of West Nile virus have doubled since last year.
3 Afghan Army Officers, Who Had Gone Missing, Detained At Canadian Border
The men are described as senior Afghan army officers who were vetted before being allowed to participate in training exercises. They are not considered a threat, officials say.
Largest Of Calif. Wildfires Destroys 10 Homes, Other Structures
More than 5,500 firefighters are battling the so-called King Fire in the Sierra Nevada forest area. Some 2,800 people have been evacuated.
NASA: MAVEN Spacecraft Safely Circling Mars
The orbital probe will study how the solar wind interacts with the red planet's thin atmosphere.
NFL Looks To Training To Prevent Domestic Violence By Players
It's not violence on the job that makes some pro football players beat their wives or children, psychologists say. It's often childhood experience, fanned by a culture that accepts such behavior.
The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain
Angela Stimpson donated a kidney to a complete stranger. Why did she do it? Researchers found that the brains of Stimpson and other altruists are sensitive to fear and distress in a stranger's face.
CapRadio's Bob Moffitt has the latest on the King Fire. The Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins Insight. Plus, how students were inspired to write music after studying a salmon run and Maestro Peter Jaffee's anniversary with the Stockton Symphony.
We're looking some big pieces of legislation coming off the Governor's desk. The relationships between cyclists and pedestrians. Feeding people on the Tower Bridge and we get a visit from folk singer Anna Tivel.
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.