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  • Sacramento County Giving Up $5.1 Million To Lure Macy's

    Friday, January 23, 2015

    Next week, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors will decide whether to approve a deal with Macy's that would move the company's online-order processing center to the old Campbell's Soup plant in south Sacramento.

  • SPCA Offers Reward In Dog Burning Case

    Friday, January 23, 2015

    The reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who killed a dog by setting it on fire has reached $14,000 dollars.

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    Placer County Reports Flu-Related Death

    Friday, January 23, 2015

    Placer County health officials confirmed Friday that flu is believed to be a contributing factor in the death of a man who died earlier this week.

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    Dense Fog Returns To Sacramento

    Friday, January 23, 2015

    Motorists are being urged to allow some extra time to get to their destinations Friday morning, because the fog is back in the Sacramento area.

Caltrans ‘Complete Streets’ Program About More Than Cars
Fri, Jan 23, 2015

The California Department of Transportation has released an updated guide to statewide highway improvement projects.

Macy's To Open New Distribution Center In Sacramento
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

The new distribution hub for Macy's will employ at least 100 people full-time and between 75 and 250 people part-time.

Sac State President: Many Changes On The Horizon
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Sacramento State President Alex Gonzalez says the school is poised for many changes, but he won't be president of the school for most of them.

California Women Making More Than National Average
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Working women in California are still making less than men on average, but they are doing relatively well compared to women in other parts of the country.

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Dies; Witnessed A New Era
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has died. The health of Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud had previously been the subject of rumors; word emerged earlier this month that he was indeed ill with a lung infection.

California Lawmakers: Time Is Right For "End Of Life Option" Law
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

California lawmakers say public opinion has changed since the last time “right to die” legislation has been proposed in the state. That may explain why a group of Democratic lawmakers has introduced the “End of Life Option Act.”

'Tough Season' For California Wine Grape Growers Relying on Groundwater
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

The fourth year of drought in California has some state wine grape growers that rely on groundwater 'concerned' about the upcoming season.

Few Female City Managers In California
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Women make up less than 20 percent of city managers in California.

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Got $15 Million? Actor Rowan Atkinson Has A Car For Sale

The actor who most famously plays Mr. Bean wrecked the high-performance car back in 2011. Luckily, he wasn't seriously injured. But it did cost him $1.4 million to get it fixed.

Ukraine's President Hopes To Revive Shattered Peace Process

Petro Poroshenko says that the only way forward in ending the conflict with Russian-backed separatists in the country's east is to revive a cease-fire agreement forged in September in Minsk.

Obama Proposes New Protections For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The president recommends more than 12 million acres of the region receive the highest level of protection available for public lands.

Several Killed In Egypt Amid Clashes Marking Anniversary Of Uprising

Police cracked down on demonstrators marking the fourth anniversary of mass protests that ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

'Blizzard-Like' Conditions Set To Hit Northeast

A major storm system, expected to peak Monday and Tuesday, could dump as much as two feet of snow in some areas.

Anti-Austerity Leftists Win Greek Election

The leftist Syriza party, which has vowed to roll back EU-mandated austerity measures, have edged out the ruling center-right party of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

A GOP Weekend, Courtesy Of The Koch Network And Citizens United

Contenders for the 2016 presidential race spoke at Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit, and on Sunday night senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul will participate in a livestreamed discussion.

Suspected Boko Haram Militants Attack Another Nigerian Town

The reported assault is on a city about 100 miles southwest of where the Islamist extremist group killed as many as 2,000 people earlier this month.

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Farmers and homeowners in the Central Valley have been running out of water. CapRadio found out just how much they're drilling through the drought. Take a look at our county-by-county breakdown.

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    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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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    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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