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Feb 28, 2015
The US Bureau of Reclamation says most farmers south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta will face a second year with no water from the Central Valley Project. Some farmers and cities may receive more.
California lawmakers are introducing hundreds of bills Friday, the last day they can submit new legislation to be considered this year.
A reality TV stunt or realistic scientific endeavor? That seems to be the question everyone’s asking when news came out last week that a Dutch company is planning to send groups of people on a one-way trip to Mars.
The Senate approved a bill that funded Homeland Security through Sept. 30. The Republican leadership in the House decided to move forward with a more limited bill, but that failed.
Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Mr. Spock, the logical half-Vulcan, half-human, in the original Star Trek series and several movies, has died at his home in Los Angeles. He was 83.
(AP) - Sacramento Regional Transit officials say a light-rail train went out of control last week after a maintenance technician mistakenly disabled a safety feature on the unoccupied train, setting it in motion.
(AP) - Animal care officials say the bodies of six goats were found decapitated in Sacramento.
A storm system that's headed to Sacramento and the Sierra Friday and Saturday could bring with it thunderstorms and even hail.
In recent years, a growing number of wine makers are using screw caps rather than natural corks. The trend worries natural cork producers who have mounted an ad campaign targeting Northern California wine buyers.
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.
Mr. Spock, Mixed-Race Pioneer
As Mr. Spock on Star Trek, the late Leonard Nimoy embodied the conflicts faced by many biracial and other people of color. Even on the diverse crew of the Enterprise, he stood out.
Teaching The Holocaust: New Approaches For A New Generation
Amid the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps, a focus more on 'how Jews lived than about how they perished.'
To Curb Bear Population, Florida Reinstates Hunting Season
In the past decade, the number of bear-related calls Florida wildlife officials have received has increased by 400 percent. To stop the rise in bear population, officials have agreed to start hunting.
Is The Battle Won And Done For Those Who Fought For Net Neutrality?
In a 3-2 vote on Feb. 26, the FCC approved new rules, regulating broadband internet as a public utility. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mat Honan, San Francisco bureau chief for BuzzFeed News, about the political implications of the vote.
The Challenges Of Jury Selection In The Boston Marathon Bombing Trial
Is it possible to find an impartial jury to serve in a high-profile trial? NPR's Arun Rath talks with jury consultant Karen Fleming-Ginn about the issues that come up during jury selection.
One Man's Race To Outrun Alzheimer's
Cape Cod journalist Greg O'Brien has always found solace in running, and a diagnosis of Alzheimer's hasn't stopped him. But making it work — for himself and his family — isn't always easy.
How Conservatives Are Readying Their 'Grassroots Army' For 2016
The message from the Conservative Political Action Conference's first-ever Activism Boot Camp was clear: a win for Republicans in 2016 must be a team effort.
A 'Show Boat' With An Asian-American Cast Hits The Rocks
Racial tensions between blacks and whites are at the heart of the "Ol' Man River" musical. Asian-American actors say it doesn't make sense to get on board.
Funding Homeland Security: Where Do We Go From Here?
President Obama late Friday signed a stopgap measure to keep the department running for another week, but the tussle over his executive action on immigration, linked to the funding, is not over yet.
Conservatives Heckle Jeb Bush On Education, Immigration
Some Republicans have said that former Gov. Jeb Bush isn't conservative enough. This week he appeared before the Conservative Political Action Conference and made his case for a possible 2016 run.
More U.S.-Cuba Talks Ahead, Including Human Rights Dialogue
The United States hosted a second round of talks with Cuba aimed at restoring diplomatic ties and re-opening embassies.
Despite Big Advantages, Emanuel Forced To Face Chicago Runoff
Chicago will hold a runoff mayoral election in April. Incumbent Rahm Emanuel will face Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Carol Marin about the race.
Researchers Examine The Ways Of Southern Coyotes
The number of coyotes in the Deep South is growing, but biologists know relatively little about their habits across the south and how they are diverging from their cousins out west.
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.