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  • Reno Clinic Begins Expansion

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    A low-income clinic in Reno has begun a $13 million expansion that will allow it to treat nearly 2,000 more patients than it can at present.

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    US Forest Service & Environmentalists Settle Lawsuit

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    A legal battle between conservation groups and the US Forest Service over management of the Sierra Nevada national forests has come to an end. The groups have reached a settlement after nearly a decade.

  • Theatre Review: The Grapes Of Wrath

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    John Steinbeck’s classic novel of poverty and migration marks its 75th anniversary this year. The Sacramento Theater Company is staging a theatrical version of this famous American saga, including new music by Misner and Smith.

  • Andrew Nixon, Capital Public Radio

    Brown Retains Lead, Prop 2 Gains Support

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Governor Jerry Brown is retaining his lead and the political ads blanketing California’s airwaves may be having an effect on voters.

Election Workers Train For November Election
Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Election workers are undergoing training in preparation for the November election.


Local Bond, Tax Measures Galore On November Ballot
Thu, Oct 23, 2014

California voters will decide on a record number of local tax and bond measures this fall.


Sacramento County Monitoring Two People For Signs Of Ebola
Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Sacramento County says it has begun monitoring people in the area who have recently arrived from three West African countries affected by Ebola. Officials say very few people belong in that category.


California Still At Risk Of Floods During Drought
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

If a flood were to hit Twitchell Island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta it would threaten much of California’s water supply. It’s why emergency management agencies are holding flood-fighting exercises during a drought.


Soldier Killed, Suspect Dead In Shooting Near Canadian Parliament
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

The Canadian Parliament building was on lockdown as authorities searched for more possible gunmen. The country had already been on high alert after an attack earlier in the week against two Canadian soldiers.


Up Against the Ceiling: Getting Women Ready For Battle
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

For various reasons a lot of women have trouble seeing themselves in political office. We'll look at the effort to recruit and elect more women in the second part of our series,Up Against the Ceiling: The Push for More Women in California Politics.


El Dorado County Ballot Measure Would Link Cost Of Fighting Wildfire To Property Taxes
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Under a new ballot measure for El Dorado County, the cost of preventing wildfires would increase property tax bills. A fire district in the Lake Tahoe Basin wants to spend more on wildfire fuel reduction and pass the cost on to property owners.


Memorial Service Held For Pilot Killed In Crash During Dog Rock Fire
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Firefighters and family members held a tribute Tuesday for the pilot who was killed in a crash during the Dog Rock Fire.


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No Quick Fixes For Drivers Affected By Air Bag Recall

The massive auto recall announced this week is different from most. It affects more than one-third of air bags on the road and there are no simple fixes, short of a full air bag replacement.


New York, New Jersey Will Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contact

The announcement follows the positive Ebola test that came back Thursday night for Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently had returned to New York City after a stint with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea.


For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.


UPDATED: 2 Police Deputies Killed, Another Shot By Assailant In California

One bystander was also shot by. After an hours-long manhunt, police apprehended a 34-year-old suspect.


Fighting The Stigma Of Ebola With Hugs

When President Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci hugged Dallas nurse Nina Pham on Friday, it was as much to combat the stigma surrounding the deadly virus as to celebrate her survival.


For Hospitals, Doing More On Ebola May Mean Less Elsewhere

The majority of hospitals are training their staff to care for Ebola patients, a survey finds. But infection control specialists say that can mean losing the capacity to handle more common infections.


Police: Remains Found Near Charlottesville Are Those Of Hannah Graham

The search for the University of Virginia student spanned weeks. Police have charged a 32-year-old man with abduction.


When You've Seen Subway Rats, Ebola Seems Like Nothin'

New York has no time for fear-mongering and wild speculation about the spread of disease through their city. They're too busy crafting the perfect "Ebowla" joke for Twitter.


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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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Special Coverage Sections

  • 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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