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  • Stockton Bankruptcy Plan In Judge's Hands

    Wednesday, October 01, 2014

    The City of Stockton is 30 days away from finding out if its bankruptcy exit plan will be accepted by a judge. One of its creditors says the plan is unfair.

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    Mixed Reaction To Brown's Bill Actions

    Wednesday, October 01, 2014

    California Governor Jerry Brown is drawing mixed reviews for his actions on bills this year. More than 1,000 bills crossed his desk.

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    Downtown Mall Businesses Preparing To Leave

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Businesses in the east side of Sacramento's Downtown Plaza Mall closed in April of this year as the Sacramento Kings prepared to demolish the site for a new arena. Now, businesses in the west end are also making plans to move.

  • Liberian Community In Texas Uneasy

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    (AP) -- The Centers for Disease Control is expected to hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon on the first confirmed Ebola case in the United States.

  • California Burning: The Wildfire Challenge For Southern Californians

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Wildfires behave differently in southern California than in northern forests. Strong Santa Ana winds and the region's unique ecology make fire inevitable and dangerous. That's why some homeowners have taken "defensible space" to a whole new level.

California's Water Year Ends As One Of The Driest On Record
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

California has received less than 60 percent of the rain and snow this water year that it normally gets. Water managers are warning the new water year may be just as bad.

Sales Tax Rates To Increase For Truckee And Davis
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Sales taxes increase Wednesday in the cities of Davis and Truckee.

Plastic Bag Ban Opponents Seek Referendum After Brown Signs Bill
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

(AP) - California is the first state government in the nation to adopt a single-use plastic grocery bag ban.

Shoppers Respond To California's Plastic Bag Ban
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

California’s new plastic bag ban is going to mean a change in behavior for some shoppers.

Mayor Johnson: Sacramento's Image Is Improving
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson says the time of 5 p.m. restaurant closures and no night life in Sacramento has gone by the wayside. The U.S.Conference of Mayors was in town this weekend and the mayor reports they left impressed.

California Burns Through Firefighting Budget
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

California is tapping into reserves to pay for the cost of fighting wildfires.

Study: Causes Of Drought Linked To Climate Change
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

The drought currently hitting California is one of the worst in state history. A new study by climate scientists at Stanford links the cause of the drought to climate change.

Brown Signs, Vetoes Bills As Time Runs Down
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Governor Jerry Brown signed bills today relating to education, care facilities and foster children. But he also vetoed several.

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Grand Slam Helps Giants Shutout Pirates In Playoff Game

The San Francisco Giants decisively beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 in the National League wild-card game Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.

Man Convicted In 2010 Oregon Bomb Plot Sentenced To 30 Years

Mohamed Osman Mohamud was convicted in January of 2013, but his sentencing was delayed after the government revealed it had attained evidence from secret NSA electronic surveillance.

One Picture, Of 35,000 Walrus, Shows One Effect Of Global Warming

The picture shows the walrus huddled up on an Alaskan beach. Usually, they would spread out on sea ice. But this year, it's all melted.

On The Alert For Ebola, Texas Hospital Still Missed First Case

Diagnosing and treating Ebola isn't so hard, health workers say; hospitals across the U.S. should be ready. But initial symptoms, such as fever and headache, can look the same as other illnesses.

Obamacare's First Year: How'd It Go?

It has been a year since Obamacare launched with a difficult start. Now, supporters are confident about the program's future. But critics say it's too early to gauge its success.

Movement Against Female Genital Mutilation Gains Spotlight In U.K.

The U.K. tended to treat the issue as a practice from a foreign culture that did not demand attention. But it has become a central focus for police, doctors, and even the British prime minister.

Michael Dunn Found Guilty In Florida 'Loud Music' Shooting

The case, which ended in a mistrial earlier this year, drew national attention because of its racial overtones. Dunn, a white man, said he shot a black teen because he felt threatened.

Long-Term Birth Control Works Best For Teens, Pediatricians Say

When given their choice of contraceptives for free, almost three-quarters of sexually active teenage girls chose long-acting options like the IUD or hormonal implants, a study finds.

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  • State Of Drought

    Reservoir levels are at historic lows, municipalities are ordering mandatory conservation and farmers are bracing for water shortages. CapRadio has coverage on how Californians are being impacted by the drought.

  • Wildfires

    Capital Public Radio provides the latest information and updates on wildfires hitting the state.

  • California Budget 2014-2015

    Complete coverage of California's budgeting process for the year 2014-2015 -- from Gov. Jerry Brown's initial and revised proposals, to expert analysis and lawmaker reactions, to debate, revisions and eventual passage.

  • Election 2014

    Capital Public Radio has comprehensive coverage of the June 3rd primary election and November general election. This is your resource for stories, information and results on races and measures affecting our region.

  • Suddenly Sochi

    Beth Ruyak's family gave her a unique birthday present this year - a surprise trip to the Winter Olympics in Sochi! Beth has traveled to 5 Olympic Games as a reporter. This time she's a spectator... and she's sharing her unexpected trip with us!

  • A Journey Back to Cuba

    Monday, February 3, 2014

    CapRadio took 65 listeners to Cuba through a U.S. sanctioned "people-to-people" tour. Pauline Bartolone hosted one of the trips, largely leaving her reporter’s hat at home. Here she shares her experiences, with a focus on health care.

  • New California Laws 2014

    On Jan.1, 2014, new laws take effect -- impacting labor, economy, the environment and other aspects of society. We've collected stories about new legislation; where it comes from and how it impacts Californians.

  • California's Delta: Inside and Out

    A 5-part series from environment reporter Amy Quinton examining the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta inside and out, from its habitat and residents to its crucial role as the state's major supplier of water.

  • Kings Coverage: Here We Play

    Continuing coverage of the Sacramento Kings' new season after the city came close to losing the NBA franchise. The new season - and a new era for the Kings - started Oct. 30.

  • Special Section: Health Care in Transition

    Open enrollment for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act runs Oct. 1, 2013 through Mar. 31, 2014. Learn more about the plans being offered in California and Nevada and follow the latest national, state and local health care stories here.



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