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  • Amy Quinton/Capital Public Radio

    California's Drought Pushes Tiny Fish Toward Extinction

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Researchers at UC Davis fear that California’s drought may soon claim its first victim, the Red Hills Roach. The tiny fish is losing its water. Scientists fear it may soon be pushed to extinction.

  • Rich Pedroncelli / AP

    Water Bond Deal Draws Rare Unity At Capitol

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Californians will be voting on a new water bond this fall. On Wednesday night, Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers replaced the $11 billion bond on the November ballot with a smaller one they believe has a better chance of passing at the polls.

  • $7.5 Billion Water Bond Deal Near At Capitol

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    California Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers have approved a $7.5 billion water bond deal to replace the existing $11 billion measure on the November ballot.

  • Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

    Crucial Vote Nears For Plastic Bag Ban

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    The battle over a statewide plastic bag ban is approaching a crucial vote in the California legislature, prompting heavy lobbying from supporters and opponents.