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Apr 23, 2014
California Democrats and progressive groups hoping that strong state budget revenues would help them make the case for new spending will likely be disappointed by April income tax collections.
Bills that would deal with pay gaps between companies' CEOs and workers, and create four-year community college degrees moved forward in the legislature Thursday, while a measure would requiring kill switches on smart phones and tablets stalled.
The City of Reno has a plan to pay off debt, nearly double it’s reserves and save jobs.
(AP) -- While states around the U.S. are attempting to delay or stop the implementation of new education standards known as the Common Core, one study finds that most Californians are actually in support of it.
Nurses across the state are calling for greater protections from violent patients. Lawmakers will vote on a bill today that would require hospitals to do more to prevent violence at their facilities.
(AP) -- The city of Irwindale in Southern California delayed a decision to declare a Sriracha plant a public nuisance.
(AP) -- A proposed measure to legalize recreation marijuana in Nevada has been filed.
Four candidates for California’s Secretary of State covered issues from vote by mail elections to business licenses in a debate today. And they didn’t disagree on much.
Caltrans says efforts to reduce traffic congestion through the Fix 50 construction zone can still be increased and some people took the steps to help reduce traffic congestion through the Fix 50 construction zone, but other people could do more.
UPDATED: Three construction workers were injured Wednesday morning when a semi-truck hit a piece of lumber sticking out in traffic.
Life Outside The Fast Lane: Startups Wary Of Web Traffic Plan
The Federal Communications Commission's proposal would let Web companies pay for faster access. But entrepreneurs, like Reddit's co-founder, are wondering how they would have fared with such rules.
Recall Woes Push Along GM's Cultural Reinvention
Critics have blamed General Motors' delayed recall of a defective ignition switch on its dysfunctional culture. But there is already a shift underway to prioritize customers and communication.
'He's My Partner, Not My Friend': A Primer On LGBT Etiquette
Steven Petrow is behind the new LGBT/straight etiquette column for The Washington Post called "Civilities." He says many letter writers are just well-meaning people afraid of doing the wrong thing.
Postal Workers Protest At Staples Over Shift In Jobs
U.S. Postal Service workers picketed in front of Staples stores on Thursday. They were protesting USPS plans to provide mail services inside Staples stores, using nonunion Staples employees.
Rural Hospitals Weigh Independence Against Need For Computer Help
Hospitals in out-of-the-way places are making trade-offs as they adopt electronic medical records. Some are joining larger health systems, while others are searching for ways to go it alone.
How One State Convinced Its 'Young Invicibles' To Get Health Insurance
Enrolling in health insurance often doesn't make good economic sense for healthy young people, as they can end up paying a lot for very little coverage. Why are young invincibles still willing to pay?
California Farmers Finagle A Fig For All Seasons
Two growers are competing to harvest fresh figs earlier and earlier in hopes of transforming the industry for year-round production. But some fig lovers say they can hold out for summer fruit.
NCAA Directors Decide To Allow More Freedom To Wealthier Schools
Major changes are expected for the NCAA, whose board meets Thursday. Directors will consider giving the five power conferences more autonomy, as well as changing the way scholarships are administered.
With New E-Cigarette Rules, FDA Hopes To Tame A 'Wild, Wild West'
The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to expand its regulatory powers to e-cigarettes and other popular products containing nicotine.
Report Decries A Cozy Relationship Shared By DHS And Watchdog
A Senate panel released a report Thursday that criticizes the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security. It accuses him of repeatedly compromising his independence.
What Do Net Neutrality Rules Mean For Web Users?
Tim Wu, a law professor at Columbia University, coined the phrase "net neutrality." He discusses how the Federal Communications Commission's proposed changes could affect the average consumer.
CIA Acts In Syria, Slipping Weapons To Rebels In Secret
As diplomatic talks in Geneva have failed to resolve the three-year-old civil war in Syria, the U.S. is undertaking a new covert program to send weapons in support of rebel forces there.
Pacific Island Nation Sues U.S., Others For Violating Nuclear Treaty
The Marshall Islands, the site of 66 U.S. nuclear weapons tests between 1946 and 1958, says the Non-Proliferation Treaty requires nuclear states to disarm.
CapRadio's Katie Orr recaps a Secretary of State debate. Catherine O'Brien talks about her film on dating, which will be shown at the Sacramento Film Fest. Plus, reggae rock band One Sharp Mind and Sound Advice with Blue Dog Jam host Nick Brunner.
A UC Davis climate expert discusses the prospects of drought-proofing California. More live coverage of the Fix 50 construction project. Pam Braun shares recipes from her “Ultimate Anti-Cancer Cookbook.” Plus, singer/songwriter Sandra Dolores.
Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra stages just one show per year, and it’s always a lavish effort with an Asian theme. For its 20th anniversary production, the Nevada City based company has chosen "Miss Saigon," a Vietnam War-inspired musical.
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.