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(AP) - It's official. The 25.2 percent turnout of registered voters in the California Primary is the lowest-ever in state history.
The new auxiliary dam at Folsom Lake is 113 feet tall, not counting the 45 feet of support structure beneath the ground.
Under a new California law, job applicants will no longer be asked about their criminal history when they apply for state and local agency jobs.
Livestock, science, new food combinations, thrill rides and more are all ready for viewing at the 161st California State Fair at Cal Expo in Sacramento.
California Governor Jerry Brown says Congress must act to address the influx of Central American immigrants illegally entering the United States.
(AP) - A black bear that was twice captured and released has been put down by Nevada wildlife officials, who said the animal posed too great of a threat to Lake Tahoe beachgoers. UPDATE - A bear captured Friday posed no risk, released 60 miles away.
Sacramento apartments are filling up, as the vacancy rate is only about 4 percent.
(AP) - A bill that would help California-based electric car maker Tesla has been signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, as the state competes for a planned battery plant.
(AP) - Republican lawmakers are asking Gov. Jerry Brown not to appeal a Los Angeles judge's decision striking down tenure and other job protections for California teachers.
The California Board of Education has unanimously approved new rules governing how school districts should spend extra state funding for their neediest students.
Congress' Latest Death Match Involves A Bank You've Never Heard Of
The business lobby is pushing hard for the survival of the Export-Import Bank, which has supported U.S. exports for 80 years. Some House GOP leaders, though, think it's time to kill the bank.
Looking For Free Sperm, Women May Turn To Online Forums
Bypassing commercial sperm banks, thousands are logging on to websites where women can connect with men at no cost. Anecdotes abound, but the scope of the unregulated activity is unclear.
CDC Closes Two Labs After Anthrax, Flu Scares
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will close the laboratories after last month's possible exposure of dozens of workers to anthrax and the discovery of a vial of smallpox this week.
Utah Seeks To Block Benefits To Married Same-Sex Couples
The state says it will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to halt a federal appeals court order that it provide spousal benefits.
Brooklyn DA Shifts Stance On Pot, But That Won't Impact NYPD
District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he will stop prosecuting some people arrested for low-level marijuana possession. But that won't stop the New York Police Department from making arrests.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Violence In Chicago
Chicago's July 4th weekend was an especially bloody one. It was covered like another grim day. But the way we look at shootings in that city obscures the complexity of its tragedies.
Governors Talk Infrastructure At Annual Meeting
The National Governors Association held its annual summer meeting in Nashville, Tenn. this week, and the collapsing highway trust fund was the centerpiece issue.
Kerry Struggles To Resolve Election Crisis In Afghanistan
Secretary of State John Kerry is in Kabul to try to resolve an election dispute threatening to derail the country's democratic process. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry.
What Could $100 Million Buy You — Besides Campaign Ads In Kentucky?
Spending on the Kentucky Senate race might reach $100 million. So what else could that get you in the Bluegrass State? NPR's Tamara Keith finds out when she calls up some local business owners.
How Private Colleges Are Like Cheap Sushi
Fifty percent off? That doesn't sound like such a good deal for sushi or a college degree. We ask some economists: Why not?
Feds Tighten Lab Security After Anthrax, Bird Flu Blunders
The sloppy handling by federal scientists of the world's scariest germs must stop, says the dismayed head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Are his new rules enough?
Veterans Kick The Prescription Pill Habit, Against Doctors' Orders
There's overmedicating and self-medicating, but some vets are "de-medicating." Prescribed multiple drugs to deal with PTSD and pain, they've stopped taking them — without authorization.
Florida Ruling Is A Primer On Redistricting Chicanery
What makes the judge's opinion such fun reading for students of politics is the highlighting of how political operatives tried to avoid leaving fingerprints on the maps.
Insight Goes To Yosemite. In honor of the 150th Anniversary of Yosemite National Park, the Insight team hit the road and spent a day at Yosemite. Beth Ruyak talked with visitors, rangers and locals and gives you an audio tour. And we took LOTS of pics. Sample below. More here.
Matt Laslo checks-in from Washington DC on Capitol Chat. We learn about sustainable seafood from Passmore Ranch. Uphill Vineyards shares its start-up (and success) story. A pair of jazz singers preview a special show set for Sunday night.
Insight: State Fair Preview / Fix 50 Glare / Stanford Obesity Research / Cardiovascular Wellness / WorldFestThursday, July 10, 2014
Today, we find out why the California State Fair "is the best." Bob Moffitt talks about the glare on a stretch of westbound U.S. Highway 50. We discuss two health-related studies from Stanford and UC Davis. Plus, Sound Advice from Peter Wilson.
As a change of pace this summer, Sacramento’s B Street Theatre is staging a pastoral fable called “Provenance” – a gently mysterious tale in which characters find ways to overcome their personal troubles and move forward with their lives.
In today's world you can spend all day on the Internet, working online and shopping for anything. But the couple at the center of this new Capital Stage show has unplugged and moved into a secluded community that emulates Middle America, circa 1955.