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  • 1,400 Confirmed Dead In Nepal After Powerful Earthquake

    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    Authorities in Nepal say nearly 1,400 people are confirmed dead following a powerful earthquake near the capital Kathmandu, where homes and ancient temples collapsed amid the intense temblor and strong aftershocks.

  • King Fire Burn Area Reopens Saturday

    Friday, April 24, 2015

    A portion of the El Dorado National Forest is reopening to the public for the first time following last September's King Fire.

  • MLS Commish Thinks New Expansion Plan Coming Within A Year

    Friday, April 24, 2015

    It's only been a month since Major League Soccer told Sacramento it was fifth in a four-horse race and would not be in the league's current expansion plans. But the league commissioner says plans for another expansion race may be finalized in a year.

  • California Orders No Water Diversions Despite Legal Rights

    Friday, April 24, 2015

    (AP) - State regulators are ordering some farms to stop pumping from streams for the second year in a row.

  • Fast-Moving Storm To Bring Snow, Rain

    Friday, April 24, 2015

    Some rain and snow is forecast for the Sierra and Sacramento area this weekend. The National Weather Service says a quick moving storm will come through Friday and last into Saturday.

  • Business Journal: Minimum Wage Poll, Bay Area Spillover

    Friday, April 24, 2015

    Sacramento voters strongly favor a higher local minimum wage, according to a new poll. Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson has the details on that story - plus, he'll tell us about the first concrete example of a Bay Area spillover.

  • Creamery District Breaks Ground

    Thursday, April 23, 2015

    A couple foundations down, more than 100 to go for a new single-family housing development in the Alkalai Flats area of Sacramento.

  • Downtown Sacramento Partnership Continues

    Thursday, April 23, 2015

    Property owners in downtown Sacramento and the City Council have agreed to continue the the Downtown Sacramento Partnership.

  • Urban Farmers Sell Produce 'Legally' In Sacramento

    Thursday, April 23, 2015

    Thursday is the first day since the 1950's that urban farmers in the city of Sacramento can legally sell produce from farm stands in their front yards.

  • Prominent Local Hip Hop Artist Caught Stealing Lyrics

    Thursday, April 23, 2015

    Over the past five years Sacramento emcee Taske1ne generated a lot of local and regional buzz for his tight, nerdy rhymes. Earlier this month, YouTube videos surfaced showing the rapper stealing lyrics from other artists.

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8 Obama Jokes That Stood Out From The White House Correspondents Dinner

Every year, the president sits down for dinner with Washington reporters and delivers a stand-up routine. From his "bucket list" to Hillary Clinton, here's what he came up with this year.

The Armenian Diaspora Remembers And Mourns

The largest Armenian population in the United States lives in Glendale, Calif. NPR's Arun Rath attended a vigil to commemorate the centennial of mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.

Why Some Native Actors Quit 'Ridiculous Six'

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Native American journalist Vincent Schiller about what led a group of Native American actors to walk off the set of Adam Sandler's Netflix movie — and why others stayed.

Behind The Scenes At Eric Holder's Last Day At The Justice Department

The outgoing Attorney General bade farewell to the Justice Department, where he's worked on and off since 1976.

After Baltimore March, Clashes Between Protesters, Police

People gathered in the city's streets in support of Freddie Gray, who died after sustaining a fatal spinal cord injury during or after his arrest. Later, protests took a violent turn at Camden Yards.

Who, Or What, Crashed The Market In A Flash In 2010?

The cause of Wall Street's flash crash has been debated ever since it happened. Officials arrested a lone trader working in his parents' London home, but some question whether he was really to blame.

Questioning The Black Male Experience In America

Redefining the narrative of what it means to black and male in the U.S. is at the heart of "Question Bridge: Black Males," an award-winning art project.

To West Baltimoreans, 'The Largest Gang Is The ... Police'

NPR's Scott Simon takes a walk through the neighborhoods of West Baltimore to talk with residents in the wake of Freddie Gray's death in police custody.

Pulitzer-Winning Reporter Finds A Better Life In PR

Rob Kuznia was one of three journalists at an LA paper to win a 2014 Pulitzer Prize. But days after he finished the winning project, he quit journalism altogether. Kuznia tells NPR's Scott Simon why.

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy On Gun Control, Vaccines And Science

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

Protesters Plan To 'Shut Down' Baltimore Saturday

Demonstrations continue in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. State troopers have been brought in to help control crowds. Gray will be laid to rest on Monday.

Patti Reagan: Hinkley Still Capable Of Violence

Doctors are recommending that the man who shot President Reagan, be released from a mental hospital. Patti Reagan Davis, the former president's daughter, tells NPR's Scott Simon she disagrees.

International Guard: How The Vietnam War Changed Guard Service

During the war, young men often tried to join the National Guard to avoid being sent overseas. But that war changed the nature of the guard — paving the way for today's deployments abroad.

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  • Theatre Review: Buyer And Cellar

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    A new comedy at the B Street Theatre is a one-man show about an unemployed actor hired to staff a boutique inside the Malibu estate of Barbra Streisand -- she is the only customer.

  • Theatre Review: The Whipping Man

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    This rugged, small-cast drama at the Sacramento Theatre Company is set immediately after the Civil War. The play thrusts the viewer into one of the most painful moments in American history, making it both compelling and emotionally charged.


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