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Apr 20, 2014
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Before signing an on-line agreement with or liking a company on Facebook, consumer advocates are warning customers they should read all the way to the bottom of the contract.
The California job market is turning into a real roller coaster. New numbers out today show a disappointingly small gain in March after February posted the strongest month of job creation in years.
Rain and snow may not have pushed California out of its drought, but the late season precipitation will mean a little more water for State Water Project users. There is also relief for some federal Central Valley Project users.
(AP) -- A powerful, magnitude-7.2 earthquake has shaken central and southern Mexico.
A new Field Poll finds most California voters support public pre-school for all four-year-olds.
(AP) -- A study published by the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Serve has found high levels of mercury in fish caught in remote areas of national parks in the West and Alaska including Yosemite National Park.
The current show at Sacramento’s California Stage is set in Louisiana bayous. It contrasts an aging Cajun shrimper with his sons. Critic Jeff Hudson reviews The Vanishing Point.
Covered California released final enrollment numbers today after a 6 month sign-up period.
Under a new Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department program, private citizens and business owners can register to share surveillance camera footage to help solve crimes.
Railroads plan to increase their shipments of crude oil by train throughout California. One lawmaker wants to make sure emergency planners can protect communities from potential train accidents.
The Florida Church Whose Worshipers Are All Tourists
The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe has no permanent members, but it's hosting tens of thousands of worshipers today – it's across the street from Walt Disney World.
'Hurricane' Carter Dies; Boxer Was Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former boxing champion who served nearly 20 years in prison, has died of prostate cancer. Carter's story inspired a Bob Dylan protest song; he was 76.
This May Be Rogue Parishioners' Last Easter In Closed Church
Ten years after sneaking into a church slated for closing, parishioners at Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church maintain a 24-hour vigil in attempt to keep their house of worship open.
Flawlessly Remote: Visiting America's Least-Visited National Park
Aniakchak National Monument in Alaska is one of the wildest parks in the U.S. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Chris Solomon, who traveled there for Outside magazine.
Legal At Last, Colorado's Pot Contest Gets Competitively Mellow
Denver is playing host to the annual Cannabis Cup this weekend. Editor Ricardo Baca of The Denver Post's The Cannabist blog gives NPR's Rachel Martin the high scores.
Organizers Predict Huge Crowd For Boston Marathon
Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about more than who wins.
Training For An Uncertain Military Future In The Calif. Desert
The military's training center at Fort Irwin in California is complete with mock Middle Eastern villages. But as the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan winds down, how will this facility change?
Extra Vaccination Push Underway In Ohio As Mumps Outbreak Spreads
Officials in Columbus, Ohio, are scrambling to contain a burst of mumps cases. There's a new clinic open for vaccinations, and Ohio State University is teaching students how to protect themselves.
Telltale Rainbow Sheens Show Thousands Of Spills Across The Gulf
Since the disastrous BP spill in 2010, environmentalists have kept watch over Louisiana's coastline. One consortium says there's far more oil leaking into the Gulf than companies are reporting.
Training Could Avert Another Fertilizer Plant Disaster
A year ago, a fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas, killed 15 people and wounded 160. NPR's Wade Goodwyn reflects on how to avoid a future catastrophe.
Critics: Hollywood Tax Deals A 'House Of Cards' For Local Economies
Tax credits have long been used to attract film and TV productions. But with the loss of revenue, critics of the practice say those investments are not worth it.
Obama Adds Malaysia To His Asia Itinerary
Obama travels to Malaysia next week, where the government is under fire for the handling of a missing airliner. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Joshua Kurlantzick of the Council on Foreign Relations.
In Silicon Valley, Immigrants Toast Their Way To The Top
Immigrant workers in the Silicon Valley attend Toastmasters meetings to improve their public speaking. Organizers say those skills often lead to increased confidence at work and even job promotions.
Officials from Caltrans and the City of Sacramento answer questions about the Fix 50 project. CapRadio's Ben Adler talks about the governor's Rain day fund plan for Capitol Chat. Norman Rockwell's granddaughter, Daisy Rockwell, talks about her book.
Sacramento singer/songwriter Chris Fairman moved to Austin, Texas for a while and learned a lot about music and life. Now he’s back -– with a new band called Le Kelton and a new album titled “Saint.” And yes, it’s vinyl.
An unusual relationship between a 91-year-old woman and her 21-year-old grandson -- who’s in the midst of a cross-country bicycle trip -- is the focus of this Pulitzer-nominated drama. It glitters with uncommon insights about life and death.
Sacramento Ballet Creative Director Ron Cunningham said he choreographs his dances not for the classic arts appreciator, but for the husband dragged to the ballet by his wife. We decided to put this claim to the test.