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  • Wildlife Agencies See Collapse of 2014 Winter Run Salmon

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    California and federal wildlife agencies say the entire winter-run of naturally-spawning Chinook salmon may have collapsed in 2014. The agencies will begin releasing triple the number of hatchery-raised juveniles next week.

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    Chancellor: CSU Will Work To Raise Graduation Rates

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    California State University Chancellor Timothy White is promising that the CSU system will increase graduation rates for freshmen and transfer students over the next decade, a key desire of Governor Jerry Brown.

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    Brown Taking On UC Affordability, Access

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    California Governor Jerry Brown will personally look into what can be done to make the University of California more affordable and accessible.

  • Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

    Amazon, California Move Past Online Sales Tax Battle

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    Four years after Amazon struck a deal with Gov. Jerry Brown and California lawmakers, the internet retailing giant now has five fulfillment centers open across the state. It also collects online sales tax from Californians.

  • Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

    Senate Report: Overhaul California's Long-Term Care System

    Thursday, January 15, 2015

    More than a hundred programs provide long-term care to elderly Californians – and they’re scattered across 20 different state agencies. A new state Senate report calls that patchwork system “shattered” and says it needs an overhaul.

  • Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

    Independent Scientific Study on California Fracking Released

    Wednesday, January 14, 2015

    The oil extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing is much different in California than in other states. That’s the finding of the first independent scientific assessment required under the state’s new fracking regulations.

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    Capitol Chat: Boxer's Senate Seat

    Thursday, January 22, 2015

    Sacramento Bee's Dan Morain joins Insight for Capitol Chat. Morain wrote an opinion piece about Kamala Harris and the race to win Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat.

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    Capitol Chat: Nevada State Of The State

    Friday, January 16, 2015

    Nevada’s governor announces an ambitious plan for education in his State of the State address and makes waves when he explains how to pay for it.

  • Nick Ut / AP

    Capitol Chat: Barbara Boxer's Retirement

    Friday, January 09, 2015

    CapRadio's Washington Correspondent Matt Laslo will explain potential impacts from Sen. Barbara Boxer's announcement that she's retiring after this term.

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