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Aug 29, 2014
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There were lots of ways to celebrate a three-day weekend. Some go to a ball game, some barbecue, some go to Nicolaus for a parade.
The City of Sacramento wants to continue a washing machine rebate program that started in 2009 until the end of the decade.
The first phase of a restoration project starts Tuesday for a wood covered bridge from the Gold Rush era in Nevada County.
(AP) -- The governor is appealing a ruling that said California's teacher tenure laws are unconstitutional.
The state of California is changing the way it deals with some mentally ill prison inmates.
Get the latest on the California Legislature's final hours of work for the 2013-14 session.
A bill that would require toy guns to be painted with markings to show they are fake has passed the state legislature.
California state regulators are wary of Google's push to build its own self-driving cars.
California's Senate passed a bill that would require public institutions of higher education to adopt procedures to prevent campus sexual assault and domestic violence, and to assist victims.
For the first time, emergency management agencies in northern Nevada will be sharing information and looking for patterns that might indicate service problems.
What's In A Name? Former Arthur Anderson Employees Spell It Out
A company called WTAS is reviving the defunct accounting firm's name and hoping clients have forgotten its associations with the Enron scandal.
Cuban Rafters Still Attempt Difficult Journey To The U.S.
This month is the 20th anniversary of the Cuban refugee exodus when 35,000 Cubans fled on rafts to the U.S. There's been a spike this year in Cubans risking their lives on rafts to reach the U.S.
Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court
The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.
NATO To Create New 'Spearhead' Force For Eastern Europe
NATO leaders are expected this week to set up a rapid-response force to defend against potential Russian aggression.
Golf Course Provides Oasis For Low-Income Kids
All summer long, kids from a gritty neighborhood in Providence, R.I., have been escaping to a golf course and driving range carved out of a vacant lot. At Button Hole, a new generation is learning golf for a dollar a game.
As Casinos Close, Atlantic City Tries To Pivot Focus Elsewhere
Thousands of employees lost their casino jobs with the closure of the Showboat and Revel casinos in Atlantic City. This is the latest development in a painful transition for Atlantic City, which faces greater competition for gamblers from neighboring states.
Guns Boom In 2014 Campaign Ads
Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."
40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat
Four decades after Studs Terkel's famous collection of oral histories was published, Radio Diaries revives one of his interviews with Helen Moog, an Ohio taxi driver and grandmother of five.
3 Americans Detained In North Korea Urge U.S. To Secure Their Release
The State Department said the men should be released out of humanitarian concern and asked that Kenneth Bae, who has been held for two years, be granted amnesty.
The Flight Of The Passenger Pigeon, Now 100 Years Extinct
Passenger pigeons were once the world's most abundant bird, but they were also the cheapest protein available. The last passenger pigeon, Martha, died exactly a century ago at the Cincinnati Zoo.
To Model Manhood, Immigrant Dads Draw From Two Worlds
Many immigrant men in the U.S. work hard to hold onto definitions of masculinity from their native countries — while also rejecting more rigid gender roles that may be the norm in their homelands.
Showboat Casino Is Latest In Atlantic City To Close Its Doors
The casino's closure will be followed today by the shutdown of The Revel. The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino will likely close Sept. 16. They are casualties of competition from outlets in other states.
151 Years Later, Pickett's Charge Hero Gets Medal Of Honor
Wisconsin native Lt. Alonzo Cushing's award caps a nearly three-decade campaign to get the Civil War battle honor through Congress.
Insight: Capitol Chat: End Of Session / Bills By Law Students / "Death Row All Stars" / Element Brass BandFriday, August 29, 2014
CapRadio's Katie Orr talks about the last minute crunch at the Capitol before the legislative session ends this weekend. Author Chris Enss tells true stories from her new book. And the Element Brass Band performs their New Orleans jazz.
Insight: Darrell Steinberg / Worldwide Seismic Activity / Tribes At Capitol Stage / Sound Advice: Blue Dog JamThursday, August 28, 2014
Darrell Steinberg reflects on his time in the legislature. The director of Reno’s Seismological Laboratory explains the science behind earthquakes. An actor with Capital Stage’s new play talks about his struggle with hearing loss.
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.