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The world's largest pollination event is happening now in the Central Valley. Honey bees from throughout the U.S. have been brought to California to pollinate the almond blossoms.
The Transportation Security Administration says it has had an increasing number of people trying to go through security with a gun in their carry-on bags.
The Sacramento Kings and City of Sacramento have agreed to pay almost all of a $5.5 million fund set aside for arena art for a single piece. Three Kings owners ponied up another $1 million each to commission the work of New York artist Jeff Koons.
A California lawmaker wants to require local elected officials to recuse themselves from voting on contracts that would benefit close family members. Violators would be banned from ever again holding public office.
It would not be an odd sight in the spring. But there is something depressing about a closed ski slope in the middle of winter. The trails are bare and grassy. The chairlifts just hang there, waving a little with the breeze.
Lawmakers, veterans and community leaders plan to hold a news conference Thursday to call on a man to remove a display of poster-size swastikas outside his Sacramento home.
A new poll finds nearly all Californians think the state's drought is serious -- and there's growing support for mandatory water rationing.
A special camp at three North Lake Tahoe ski areas is providing winter sports instruction to 18 "wounded warriors" free of charge.
State lawmakers gathered in Los Angeles today to announce a set of proposed laws that could bring California some badly needed affordable housing projects. KPCC’s Andrea Gardner reports.
Technology is rapidly evolving and becoming more interactive. And some California lawmakers want to make sure those developments don't compromise consumer privacy.
As First Black American NHL Player, Enforcer Was Defenseless Vs. Racism
Val James became the first American-born black player in the NHL in 1982. He ensured vicious racism, including fans throwing bananas on the ice. After 30 years in silence he is talking about it now.
Families Of Sept. 11 Victims Watch Guantanamo Hearings With Mixed Feelings
Five men are charged with planning the Sept. 11 attacks. When they appear for proceedings in Guantanamo Bay, people who lost loved ones that day are flown down to the courtroom to bear witness.
Living Small In The City: With More Singles, Micro-Housing Gets Big
Single people represent the fastest growing category of households in the U.S. That's made small dwellings — from micro-apartments to stand-alone tiny houses, a niche force in the real estate market.
ISIS's 'Jihadi John' Revealed As Londoner Born In Kuwait
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Washington Post contributor Souad Mekhennet. The Post broke the news about the identity of "Jihadi John,
Why A Young Minneapolis Man Wanted To Join ISIS
There has been a development in a story we heard on the program last week. An 18-year-old Minnesota man named Abdullahi Yusuf is at the center of an experiment in deradicalization in this country. He entered a guilty plea today which clears the way for him to take next steps in his counseling program.
Legalized Pot In D.C. A Symbolic Victory For Marijuana Advocates
It's now legal to smoke pot in the nation's capital, but you can't do so in public and you still can't buy it legally. Despite the restrictions that are greater than other jurisdictions that have legalized marijuana, many advocates of the voter-approved law say it is symbolic in many other ways.
FCC Approves New Rules Intended To Protect Open Internet
The Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines — 3 to 2 — to approve new net neutrality rules that would regulate access to the Internet more like a public utility.
Many Of Oregon's Coastal Schools, Hospitals And Fire Stations At Tsunami Risk
The buildings are in the tsunami zone, meaning they'd likely be washed away in the event of a massive earthquake and tsunami. Seismologists say there's a 37 percent chance of a major quake along the West Coast in the next fifty years — the kind of quake that hit Japan in 2011.
Loretta Lynch One Step Closer To Attorney General
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance Loretta Lynch's nomination to be the next U.S. Attorney General on Thursday. Next stop: a full Senate vote on confirmation.
Why Two Democrats Will — And Won't — Attend Netanyahu's Speech
Democratic U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth of Kentucky will not attend but Democratic Rep. Steve Israel of New York's Third District will. Robert Siegel talks to both Yarmuth and Israel.
Alaska Farmer Turns Icy Patch Of Tundra Into A Breadbasket
Warmer temperatures in Alaska are giving farmers flexibility to plant a wider range of crops over a longer growing season. One farmer says the secret to his bounty is soil enriched by flooding rivers.
Senate Panel OKs Loretta Lynch Nomination As Attorney General
President Obama's nominee cleared a major hurdle to succeed Eric Holder. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-8 to send the nomination to the full chamber, where it is expected to pass.
What We're Watching At The Conservative Political Action Conference
This CPAC should be one of the biggest, craziest, most electric ever, given that it's the last before the presidential primary and caucus season kicks off. But will it be?
Beer Week begins today and the organizers join Insight to talk about the week’s events and the expanding craft brew scene in the Sacramento region. Plus, Tricia Stirling talks about her new young adult novel titled “When My Heart Was Wicked."
Insight: Wildlife And The Drought / Pet Tales: Adopting Older Pets / News Network / "From The Moon To The Earth"Wednesday, February 25, 2015
A local woman’s surveillance camera caught a photo of four mountain lions passing through her yard. Is the warm winter causing wildlife to be active earlier in the year? A California Department of Fish and Wildlife experts explains animal patterns.
With their incredible leaping ability and graceful movements, ballet dancers sometimes look like they're flying. This weekend, some members of the Sacramento Ballet will... thanks to help from a wire, stagehands and three days of training.
What happens when highly-paid consultants get hired for a top secret project then realize the plan they're devising could kill thousands, even millions of people? That’s the dilemma in this dark psychological comedy with a wickedly sharp edge.