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May 23, 2013
May 23, 2013
May 24, 2013
Bills that would raise California’s minimum wage and allow out-of-state veterans to pay in-state college tuition are among the hundreds that passed a key legislative hurdle Friday.
Dead birds and mosquito samples are now starting to test positive for West Nile Virus in California. Mosquitoes carrying the virus have been found in San Joaquin County...the first in the county this year.
The outgoing owners of the Sacramento Kings had the team on the market long before they agreed to sell to a Seattle group in January. Mark Mastrov says it was part of the road he took to becoming a Kings minority owner.
Now that there's a deal to sell the Sacramento Kings to local investors the spotlight shifts to plans for a new downtown arena. Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson says local business leaders are thrilled.
Twitter was the virtual meeting room for people in Northern California who felt Thursday's earthquake. We pulled together a selection of the chatter. Refresh your browser for the latest updates.
There was a little party downtown Thursday night, and many in attendance shared their experience using Twitter. We scoured the land of hashtags to bring you a collection of the best. Refresh your browser for the latest update.
Court Rules That Arizona Sheriff Engages In Racial Profiling
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's department violated the rights of Latinos in its crackdown on illegal immigration, a federal judge says, issuing an injunction against the practice.
Toronto Mayor: 'I Do Not Use Crack Cocaine'
Rob Ford responded to a video that surfaced last week that The Toronto Star says appears to show him smoking the drug.
Obama's Terrorism Fight Is Colored Gray, Not Black And White
If President Obama's newly recalibrated counterterrorism strategy demonstrates anything, it is his penchant for nuance.
'Four Little Girls' Awarded Congressional Gold Medal
They were just little girls when they were killed in what came to be known as the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing. And now Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley have been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, nearly 50 years after the attack in Birmingham, Ala.
Ex-Guatemalan President Extradited To U.S.
Alfonso Portillo was taken from a hospital bed in Guatemala City and flown to New York to face charges of laundering $70 million through U.S. banks.
Heart Failure Treatment Improves, But Death Rate Remains High
Treatments with drugs and implanted devices have made it much less likely that people with heart failure will die suddenly. But this chronic disease is still a common killer, researchers say.
Tornado Safe Rooms In Schools A Popular, But Costly Idea
In the aftermath of the destruction in Moore, Okla., residents throughout Tornado Alley want storm shelters installed in schools. Some schools in the region already have them, but funding to build new ones is hard to come by.
History Makes Hiring Household Help A Complex Choice
Many black women in the U.S. have or know someone who has done domestic work. With an expanding black middle class, some find themselves conflicted: To hire help or not?
Battered Jersey Shore Pins Recovery Hopes On Summer Season
Seven months after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Jersey Shore, Asbury Park is still waiting for insurance and federal aid money. In the meantime, it borrowed $10 million to repair the waterfront in time for the critical Memorial Day weekend.
New York City Hopes Bikesharing Will Make Streets Safer
Citi Bike, the country's largest urban bike-sharing system, will soon be rolling in New York City after almost a year of delays. The idea has worked elsewhere, including Paris, Washington, D.C., and Montreal. But critics wonder if it's safe to add tens of thousands of new cyclists to the crowded streets of New York.
Housing Market Recovers Though Economy Lags Behind
Robert Siegel talks with Adam Davidson from Planet Money team about this week's cluster of positive data on the health of the U.S. housing market. Davidson says the strength of the housing sector is now irrefutable, even though a broader economic recovery is still years away.
Obama: Sexual Assault Has No Place In The Military
President Obama delivered the commencement address at Annapolis on Friday, challenging the U.S. Naval Academy graduates to help redefine national defense in the 21st century.
Thousands Of Insurance Adjusters Descend On Moore, Okla.
In Oklahoma on Friday, state emergency officials said Monday's tornado destroyed 1,150 homes. An unknown number of structures were damaged. The state has registered more than 1,800 insurance adjusters.
Insight: Capitol Chat / Christian Kiefer / John Lee Hooker Jr. / Sound Advice: Sacramento Music FestivalThursday, May 23, 2013
Ben Adler with the latest news from California's capitol. ARC professor's debut novel released in paperback just in time for SummerWords. Blues musician plays Sac Music Fest and Mindy Giles introduces us to some of the other featured artists playing.
Insight: Qualifying for Tax-Exempt Status / Mead Kibbey / Alternative Education: Community Schools / James CavernWednesday, May 22, 2013
What qualifies an organization for tax-exempt status? Sacramento Historian and WWII veteran remembers his experiences at war. Harmon Johnson Elementary School recognized for excellence. Singer-songwriter performs in studio.
Great plays live on because they contain memorable, complicated characters, and Hedda Gabler is one of the great female roles. Capital Stage is presenting this classic show, which even a century after it was written still packs a timely punch.
Recent changes to the long-standing festival are already yielding results.