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Business

Utility Says Blame For 2015 Wildfire Is Unclear

April 29, 2016

(AP) — California officials say they'll ask for more than $90 million in firefighting costs from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. after finding that a deadly 2015 fire was sparked by a tree that came into contact with a power line.

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State Government

California Democrats Elect Presidential Delegates This Weekend

April 29, 2016 | Ben Bradford

Registered Democrats in California will caucus this weekend to choose delegates for each presidential candidate.

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Sacramento Company Unveils New Food App

April 29, 2016 | Steve Milne

A Sacramento company has created a new app that could change the way you order food.

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Business Journal: Craft Beers, ExtraPlate, Intel

April 29, 2016

The Sacramento region's craft beer renaissance continues to thrive. Several companies are opening new breweries. Christopher Arns from the Sacramento Business Journal says beer production in the four county area has doubled in less than two years.

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Environment

California Considers Expanding Cap-And-Trade To Prevent Global Deforestation

April 28, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California is considering allowing companies in its greenhouse gas reduction program to offset carbon emissions in exchange for added protection of tropical forests.

Ben Arnst / Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Environment

Spring Storms Help Snowpack As California Drought Persists

April 28, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Spring storms help Sierra Nevada snowpack, but there is no reduction in drought conditions in California and Nevada.

Political Spotlight On California

April 28, 2016

With the June primary election less than six weeks away, California is becoming the center of the nation's political universe as the campaigns are putting boots on the ground.

Report: Investors Flipping Fewer Homes

April 28, 2016 | Steve Milne

New real estate statistics for both California and Sacramento County show institutional investors, or companies that buy and flip homes, accounted for less than one percent of all property sales in the first-quarter.

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Mental Health Series

Alternative Court Offers Therapy (And Cupcakes) To Mentally Ill Probationers

April 28, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

Once a week, a Sacramento courtroom is full of laughter and cupcakes. It is an alternative court for people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness that contributed to their crimes.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

CapRadio's Mental Health Series

April 28, 2016

Capital Public Radio report Bob Moffitt joins us to talk about his five-part mental health series exploring issues from helping people in a mental health crisis and what challenges those providing services and treatment face.

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