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Aug 22, 2014
(AP) -- Governor signs bill allowing dogs at restaurants with outdoor spaces.
Measures that would create tougher campaign finance disclosure laws are heading to the governor's desk.
Uber and Lyft are fighting state legislation to create new regulations for the ridesharing industry in California.
California's drought is blamed for a big downturn in honey production.
Students at the UC Davis winery are picking grapes earlier than normal for this year's wines. The school says the fruit and wine should be fine this year, but worry about their source of water next year.
Bills dealing with sexually exploited minors and vehicle license fees for bike trails advanced in the legislature Thursday.
UPDATE: Aug. 22, 7 A.M. - Health officials announced that a Sacramento patient has tested negative for the Ebola virus.
Undocumented children who have come to California from Central America would get legal help under a $3 million aid package supported by Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders.
Legislation to ban single-use plastic grocery bags in California moves forward.
Gov. Jerry Brown voiced his opposition to CalPERS' decision to allow certain types of supplemental pay to count toward government employee pensions.
U.S. Prisoner Swap For Bergdahl Broke The Law, GAO Says
The Pentagon didn't give enough notice to Congress and misused nearly $1 million when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders, the Government Accountability Office says.
Outside Group Mirrors Successful Strategies Of Political Parties
A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in Iowa, and the GOP has opened 11 field offices statewide. But there's also a new team working the state, the Virginia-based group Americans for Prosperity.
Protests In Ferguson Cause Some Kids To Suffer Emotional Distress
Some parents have taken their children to protests, while others have chosen to leave them at home. Educators and others meet to discuss how parents and children cope with unfolding events.
When Living Out Of A Car, It's Hard To Feel At Home
Kris Kalberer and her family lost their house in 2011. Now they live in their car. Kris says she feels guilty for not being able to fix this. But her teenage daughter Erika doesn't blame her mom.
Who Are The Protesters Getting Arrested In Ferguson?
The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, more than 160 people have been arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are.
Contagious Kisses? We Answer Your Questions About Ebola Recovery
Two Americans were released Thursday from an Atlanta hospital after treatment for Ebola. The news has generated a flurry of questions about what happens after you survive Ebola. So we asked the CDC.
In Covering Foley's Killing, Media Outlets Face A Difficult Choice
The execution of the American journalist James Foley by ISIS casts new attention on how news organizations cover graphic violence, and how they cover the risks taken by their own colleagues and peers.
Islamic State 'Beyond Anything We've Seen,' Hagel Says
The secretary of defense says the extremists are well-funded and organized and that he expects them to "regroup and stage an offensive" despite U.S. airstrikes.
Vision Problems Increase The Risk Of Early Death In Older People
Older people whose visual acuity has slipped by just one letter on the eye chart are more likely to die sooner, researchers say. New glasses may be all it takes to maintain independence.
The Dynamics Of Demanding Ransom From Nations
Since the release of a video depicting the killing of American journalist James Foley, it has been revealed that the militant group Islamic State demanded millions of dollars for his freedom. Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times explains how militant groups use ransom demands such as these for funding.
Failed Foley Rescue Reveals Challenges Faced By U.S. Intelligence
Earlier in the summer, a U.S. raid failed to rescue American hostages in Syria, including journalist James Foley, who was executed in a video released this week by Islamist militants. The hostages were not where they were thought to be. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston discusses the limits on America's ability to gather intelligence in Syria, as well as the latest developments since Foley was killed.
American Ebola Patients Leave Atlanta Hospital Healthy
Two U.S. missionaries who caught the Ebola virus in Liberia have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital after fully recovering. They were the first known Ebola patients flown to the U.S. for treatment. Both received an experimental drug called ZMapp, but it remains unclear what role that treatment played in their recovery.
One Woman's 'Pay It Forward' Moment Inspires 11 Hours Of Kindness
At a drive-through Starbucks in St. Petersburg, Fla., a chain of generosity included hundreds of customers.
Insight: Capitol Chat / SB270: Plastic Bag Ban / In The Footsteps Of Greatness / Sound Advice: Devin YamanakaThursday, August 21, 2014
Opposing sides of a bill that would ban plastic grocery bags outline their positions. Author and endurance athlete Josh Mathe talks about running the 212-mile John Muir trail. And Devin Yamanaka has this week's Sound Advice.
Insight: Mail-In Ballot Study / Capitol Weekly Top 100 List / La Cage Aux Folles / The Mike Justis BandWednesday, August 20, 2014
We discuss a study about the state's mail-in ballot process and Capitol Weekly's list of the 100 most powerful non-elected people at the state capitol. Plus, actors from Music Circus' "La Cage Aux Folles" and the Mike Justis Band are in-studio.
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.