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Jul 23, 2014
Jul 22, 2014
Governor Jerry Brown says California will do what it can to end the ongoing immigration crisis.
Twenty Sacramento artists are being given the chance to display their work in some very public places. Starting today, each of 28 utility boxes in the city will be wrapped in vinyl with a picture of a local artist's work.
In 1977 John Doe and the band X established punk on the West Coast. 34 years later, two Sacramento girls draw from the band's foundation.
(AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to meet with a Mexican official to talk about his upcoming trip south.
A disabled train at the City College Station caused Regional Transit delays early Wednesday.
There are many children in California who can get free summer meals, but not many know about it.
Two federal appeals court rulings on the legality of health insurance subsidies don’t have any effect on Californians.
The annual asparagus festival in Stockton called it quits after 29 years. But it will return next year with a new name and a new location for its 30th incarnation.
People who live in Rancho Cordova will vote in November whether to increase the sales tax from 8 percent to 8.5 percent. The City can't say how the tax will be used, but it can talk about what people say they want improved.
Plans to restore threatened California salmon species have been announced by state and federal agencies.
Ariz. Governor Orders Review After Execution Lasts 2 Hours
Death row inmate Joseph Wood took nearly two hours to die by lethal injection. Robert Siegel speaks with reporter Tucson News Now reporter Mauricio Marin about the execution and related legal battles.
Arizona Execution Of Inmate Takes Nearly 2 Hours
Officials who were attempting to put inmate Joseph Wood to death instead watched him gasp and snort for more than an hour, Wood's attorney says. Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered a review of the process.
Democrats Make New Bid To Require Donor Transparency
The latest version of the DISCLOSE Act, which would force donor disclosure on outside organizations that engage in election politics, is facing now-familiar opposition from Republican lawmakers.
Obama Declares Emergency As Huge Fires Burn In Washington State
Fire crews have been battling several major fires in central and eastern Washington, including one that has stretched over 250,000 acres.
Summer Program For Hungry Kids Gets Creative With Food Delivery
Around the U.S., food assistance agencies are trying to come up with new ways to feed hungry kids in the summer. In Hopkins County, Ky., they're using mobile vans to take food to where kids live.
Insurance For Fake Identities The Latest Skirmish Over Obamacare
Republicans say a sting in which false identities were used to sign up for health care has revealed a major problem. Democrats question the premise that people would try to steal insurance.
N.Y. Man's Death Prompts Police Introspection On Use Of Force
Funeral services are being held for Eric Garner, a New York City man who died in police custody. The incident is prompting the NYPD to rethink how it trains all its officers in the use of force.
A Bird's-Eye View On Common Core Across The Country
With conservative commentator Glenn Beck renewing his fight against the Common Core State Standards, it's worth taking a bird's-eye view of the learning benchmarks. Where are they now being implemented, what challenges remain and what does the coming school year have in store?
Glenn Beck Takes His Campaign Against Common Core To The Big Screen
Conservative commentator Glenn Beck hosted a live, interactive "night of action" against the Common Core State Standards. He has long fought against the learning benchmarks in reading and math now being used in 43 states. Events such as these, and the Common Core itself, could continue to play a role in the 2014 midterm campaigns.
In Facing National Security Dilemmas, CIA Puts Probabilities Into Words
In 2011, when President Obama was presented with circumstantial evidence of Osama bin Laden's whereabouts, he faced a range of estimates — anywhere from 30 to 95 percent that the man spotted in the compound was actually bin Laden. In this new installment in a series on the intersection of risks and probabilities, Obama's national security quandary takes center stage.
Faced With Undocumented Minors, Iowa Is Wrenched By Stark Divide
The governor of Iowa says that unaccompanied minors from Central America should not find shelter in his state. But the mayor of Des Moines and many religious leaders are at odds with the governor.
To Cope With Child Immigrants, Competing Plans Emerge From Congress
The House and Senate have unveiled competing bills to deal with the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border. Neither would give Obama all the funds he's asked for to deal with the crisis.
Does Your Dog Feel Jealous, Or Is That A Purely Human Flaw?
Dog owners don't doubt that their pooch has feelings. But scientists aren't so sure. An experiment found that dogs act upset, dare we say jealous, when their owners ignore them for a stuffed animal.
Insight Goes To Yosemite. In honor of the 150th Anniversary of Yosemite National Park, the Insight team hit the road and spent a day at Yosemite. Beth Ruyak talked with visitors, rangers and locals and gives you an audio tour. And we took LOTS of pics. Sample below. More here.
We discuss the latest nominee to CA's Supreme Court. We talk about the newest festival in town celebrating the tomato. We learn how the Food Literacy Center is making an impact in South Sacramento. Plus, The Kimberly Trip Band is in studio.
Insight: News Network: Stockton / "Ethan Blecher Braves a Bully" / "J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan" / Violinist Max HaftTuesday, July 22, 2014
Today on Insight, we talk about Stockton and the recent shootout. Author Chris Pedersen discusses her book about bullying. The Sierra Stage has a new production of "Peter Pan." Plus, Max Haft is in town after playing professionally in Europe.
There’s a new summer theater series in the Sacramento region – the Davis Shakespeare Festival. They’re staging an evergreen Shakespeare comedy, and a small Broadway musical from 1963. Critic Jeff Hudson says this new venture is off to a strong start.
As a change of pace this summer, Sacramento’s B Street Theatre is staging a pastoral fable called “Provenance” – a gently mysterious tale in which characters find ways to overcome their personal troubles and move forward with their lives.