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    Unemployment Rate Unchanged Despite 44,000 New Jobs

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    California’s gain of 44,200 jobs last month wasn’t enough to nudge the state’s unemployment rate down. It held steady at 7.4 percent for the third straight month, despite August posting California’s strongest job growth since April.

  • River Cats Hope For Even Brighter Future With Giants

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    Even though the Sacramento River Cats affiliation with the Oakland Athletics helped make the River Cats one of the most valuable AAA franchises, the River Cats will now be the triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    King Fire Friday Update: Size, Containment Grows Overnight

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    The King Fire has charred 76,376 acres and forced the evacuation of 3,000 people. Investigators say the fire was caused by arson. UPDATED: 10:05 P.M. - Officials confirm the loss of structures. The next acreage update will occur Saturday morning.

  • Major League Soccer Executives Pay Sacramento A Visit

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    Top Major League Soccer executives have arrived in Sacramento Thursday are in Sacramento today for a two-day visit as they consider whether to bring a team to California’s capital city.

King Fire Smoke Makes Washoe County Air Quality Its Worst In Six Years
Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Air quality in Reno and Washoe County is in the "very unhealthy" category, and the worst in the area in six years, thanks to heavy smoke blowing in from the King Fire.

Sacramento River Cats Now Affiliated With San Francisco Giants
Thu, Sep 18, 2014

The Sacramento River Cats have reached a deal to become the Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants beginning next season

Napa Quake Supplies Fresh Water to Small Community
Thu, Sep 18, 2014

The unincorporated community of Green Valley had an unexpected outcome from the Napa earthquake four weeks ago – a new water supply.

Storify: The King Fire On Social Media
Thu, Sep 18, 2014

UPDATED 11 p.m. Friday with new photos. - The King Fire continues to burn in El Dorado and Placer counties, growing to more than 76,376 acres by late Friday. We take a look at the fire through the lens of social media.

King Fire Thursday Update: Suspect Arrested; Containment Grows
Thu, Sep 18, 2014

UPDATE: 6:30 P.M. - Details of the arrest of a suspect who was charged with setting the fire. The fire stands at 73,184 acres, with 10 percent containment.

New Health Advisories Issued Due To King Fire
Thu, Sep 18, 2014

There are new health advisories in El Dorado County and elsewhere due to the smoke from the King Fire.

Sacramento Republic FC Moves To Acquire Railyards Property For Soccer Stadium
Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Sacramento Republic FC officials are paving the way for a planned new soccer stadium, as they have taken steps to acquire property in the Railyards.

California Dodges Power Crisis This Summer Despite Heat, Drought
Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Even with this week’s heat wave and the drought reducing the state’s energy supply, California is expected to finish the summer without a power shortage.

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Ravens Fans Line Up To Trade In Ray Rice Jerseys At Stadium

It reportedly took more than an hour to get through the line around the Baltimore stadium. ESPN is reporting on what it calls "a pattern of misinformation and misdirection" by the team and the NFL.

Calif. School District Will Get Rid Of Controversial Armored Vehicle

San Diego officials had said the 18-ton MRAP would be used only as a rescue vehicle, in extreme circumstances — but that didn't satisfy the plan's critics.

Pope Names A Moderate To Be Chicago's New Archbishop

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., to succeed Cardinal Francis George, 77, a conservative who has spoken out on many social issues in his 17 years in the post.

Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go The Border To Court Voters

Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.

Workers Hand Out Soap And Advice As Sierra Leone Locks Down

Under the country's three-day experiment to control the deadly Ebola virus, people must stay home while health care teams go door-to-door to spread the word on prevention.

White House Alarm: Man Jumps Fence, Enters Residence

The Secret Service is looking into how a Texas man was able to breach the White House's security Friday. The man scaled a fence and opened a door to the residence before being arrested.

Dozens Of Turkish Hostages Freed, As ISIS Advances In Syria

The hostages included diplomats, children and others seized along with Turkey's consulate in Mosul in June. As it celebrates their return, Turkey also receives thousands of Kurds fleeing ISIS.

Analyst: U.S. Needs To 'Deconflict' Syria To Defeat ISIS

How does the U.S. destroy the self-declared Islamic State without aiding the Syrian regime? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Christopher Harmer of the Institute for the Study of War about options.

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