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US Deportations Targeting More People With No Crime Records

February 23, 2018

(AP) - New government figures show people arrested by deportation officers increasingly have no criminal backgrounds, reflecting the Trump administration's commitment to cast a wider net in its push to expel people in the U.S. illegally.

Judge: California County's Redistricting Diluted Latino Vote

February 23, 2018

(AP) — Election districts for the board of supervisors in a Central California county illegally dilute the voting power of Latinos and deprive them of an opportunity to elect candidates of their choice, a federal judge said Friday.

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State Government

Sexual Harassment Scandals, Progressive Politics Follow California Democrats To Convention This Weekend

February 23, 2018 | Ben Adler

Thousands of Dems are converging on San Diego for the state party’s annual gathering. Their eyes are on the 2018 election — but they're also hoping to move beyond sexual harassment allegations plaguing the Capitol.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Yuba City Teacher-Supervisor Facing Sexual Misconduct Allegations Now Up Against Possible Recall Effort

February 23, 2018 | Bob Moffitt

According to the Sutter County clerk’s office, a group has inquired about launching a recall effort against county supervisor and teacher Jim Whiteaker. He’s on leave from his job at the school pending a sexual assault and bullying investigation.

Dennis McCoy / Sacramento Business Journal

Business Journal: Archer Daniels Midland, Ten22, La Crosta Pizza Bar

February 23, 2018 | Steve Milne

Chicago-based Archer Daniels Midland has announced plans to open a research lab in Davis. The Sacramento Business Journal's Sonya Sorich has the details, plus news about Old Sacramento eatery Ten22 closing to make way for a new concept.

Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Energized Yet Fractured, California Democrats Convene In Crucial Election Year

February 23, 2018 | Ben Adler

As the California Democratic Party meets this weekend in San Diego for its annual convention, tensions between the party’s establishment and progressive wings could shape fights for governor, Senate and Congress.

Chris Remington / Capital Public Radio

Insight Music

Jazz Saxophonist Mike McMullen Honors His Family And Mentors On 'Picture Book'

February 23, 2018 | Cody Drabble

Jazz saxophonist Mike McMullen shares his new album "Picture Book" and reflects on the relationships and mentors who made his musical life possible.

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Insight Music

Element Brass Band Marches Along With 'Cali Got A Brass Band'

February 23, 2018 | Chris Remington

Element Brass Band debuts their new album, "Cali Got a Brass Band."

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Enough Hotel Rooms For NBA All Star Game In Sacramento? Proponents Say No Problem.

February 22, 2018 | Bob Moffitt

Mike Testa, president and CEO of Visit Sacramento, says the Sacramento region — from Davis to Rocklin — has roughly 16,000 rooms.

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Why It Took Nearly Four Months For California’s Megan's Law List To Include An Out-Of-State Sex Offender

February 22, 2018 | Bob Moffitt

A man classified as a "sexually violent predator" in Colorado is now living in Sacramento County, but wasn’t put on the state’s Megan’s Law website for months. His new neighbors are concerned, but the man's family says they have nothing to fear.

Steve Yeater / AP file

State Government

California Senator Tony Mendoza Resigns After Sexual Harassment Investigation, But Says He'll Run For Re-Election

February 22, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

His resignation followed an outside investigation, which found that Mendoza likely engaged in "flirtatious or sexually suggestive" behavior with six different women, including former staffers and fellows. The allegations date back to 2007.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

New Avalanche Tech Helps Mitigate Threat, But Skiers Should Still Beware

February 22, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Avalanche risk is not something to be taken lightly, even in a light snow year, patrollers say.

Sammy Caiola / Capital Public Radio

A ‘Triangle of Life’: How Anna Allen Survived Five Days Buried In An Avalanche And Got Back On The Slopes

February 22, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Hear the full story from a survivor of the 1982 Alpine Meadows avalanche that killed seven people.

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