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  • Bill Would Require Search Warrants For Digital Files

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    Law enforcement officers need a warrant if they want to search your house. A bill in the California Legislature would require they also get one to search your email.

  • Big Horn Sheep Reintroduced Into California Mountains

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    An endangered species is getting human help to make a comeback in the California mountains. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is working to restore Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep in their historic

  • California Lawmakers' Spring Break Destinations: Japan, Cuba

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    It’s spring break this week at the state Capitol – and some California lawmakers are spending the time on policy trips to Japan or Cuba. Lawmakers can choose to pay for the trips with personal funds, campaign funds, or both.

  • Studying Sacramento Region Hunger

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    There are a lot of groups that work to provide healthy food to people. A group funding a study of hunger in the region says they believe the organizations could be more effective with more collaboration.

  • Mild Winter Bumps Up Harvest Times

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    Spring just started, but summer flavors are already available at farmers markets in the Central Valley.

  • Utility Officials Say Wipes Pose Sewer Threat

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    The agency that maintains Sacramento's sewer pipeline is urging people to stop flushing so-called flushable wipes down the toilet.

  • Some Immigrants Having Trouble Obtaining AB 60 Licenses

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    California’s A-B 60 driver licenses are designed to let undocumented immigrants in the state drive legally. But some immigrants say the licenses are proving very difficult to obtain.

  • Affordable Housing Could Affect Larger Market

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    Some elected Democrats in California are pushing for the creation of a new revenue stream to pay for affordable housing projects in the state. And how those projects get built may affect the broader housing market.

  • Brown Signs Drought Legislation, Calls For Conservation

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    Just over a week after proposing a billion dollars in drought help, California Governor Jerry Brown has signed the aid package into law.

  • 16th, R Intersection Closed For Roadwork

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    If you plan to drive in the midtown Sacramento area over the next few days, there's a closure you should know about.

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Front-End Of Tunnel-Boring Machine Freed From Seattle Pit

Engineers have removed the cutter head from the enormous tunneling machine nicknamed Bertha. The malfunctioning part had been stuck for more than a year in a highway project under the city's downtown.


No Easy, Reliable Way To Screen For Suicide, Specialists Say

Clinicians correctly predict a suicide attempt about half the time — no better than a coin toss. Certain tests of involuntary responses, although still experimental, aim to improve the odds.


With 'Single-Stream' Recycling, Convenience Comes At A Cost

Many Americans now have access to a commingled recycling system, which lets users mix plastic, glass, paper and metal together in one bin. It's much easier, but not nearly as efficient.


After Snowden, The NSA Faces Recruitment Challenge

To keep its code-breaking prowess, the NSA must recruit scores of the brightest students in math and computer science each year. But the Snowden revelations are hurting those efforts.


Mass Tax Foreclosure Threatens Detroit Homeowners

Tuesday is the deadline to begin what many call the largest U.S. mass tax foreclosure. With the city counting on tax revenue, the owners behind on payments may be forced out of their homes.


Fear Of The Black Man: How Racial Bias Could Affect Crime, Labor Rates

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with professors Phillip Atiba Goff of UCLA and Harry Holzer of Georgetown University about how fears of African-American men are manifested in the criminal justice system.


California's Death Row, The Nation's Largest, Runs Out Of Room

The death-row population in the state is growing because no one has been put to death in nearly a decade. Gov. Jerry Brown is asking for more money to open 100 more cells.


Though Most Americans Are Wired, Seniors Lack Internet Access In U.S.

While the U.S. is pretty well connected, there are still 20 million people who aren't online. Lee Rainie of Pew Research describes who they are and why that matters.


Iran Talks Shed Light On Nuclear Tensions Between India, Pakistan

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Frank O'Donnell, a doctoral candidate at King's College London, about how nuclear powers India and Pakistan manage their bilateral relationship.


Prosecution Rests Case Against Admitted Boston Marathon Bomber

Federal prosecutors rested their case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Monday. Medical examiners revealed the autopsy results of an 8-year-old boy who was the youngest person killed in the bombing.


Controversy Continues Over Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Fallout continues over whether Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act sanctions discrimination. People on both sides point out that such laws are not new, but the controversy over them is.


GNC Announces New Policy After Facing Scrutiny Over Mislabeled Products

After a probe by the New York Attorney General's office, GNC has announced major new testing and quality control procedures.


To Catch Up On Unsolved Murders, Detroit Detectives Mine Cold Cases

Criminologists say the country's poor homicide clearance rate could be improved if police departments put more effort into solving murders.


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  • Theatre Review: Rapture, Blister, Burn

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    When people reach middle age, they sometimes wonder what life would have been like if they’d made different choices in their 20s. The women in this play reflect frankly on men, money and motherhood – and whether it’s advisable to enjoy all three.

  • Theatre Review: Oblivion

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Life with a teenager can give the parents fits – teenagers want privacy and autonomy; parents want their teens to be honest about their activities. But sometimes the parents don’t hold themselves to the same standard, which is the crux of this play.

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