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Dec 18, 2014
Dec 5, 2014
California’s health insurance exchange is extending the enrollment deadline for people who want their coverage to start on New Year’s Day … from this past Monday, to Sunday, December 21.
President Obama's plan to normalize relations between the U.S. and Cuba is drawing mixed reactions. Some refugees who escaped to this country from Cuba are among the most critical.
A Sacramento area economic expert says lower gas prices will prompt people to spend more on gifts this holiday season.
(AP) - President Barack Obama says the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests.
The first international commercial flight to Reno in 15 years was forced instead to land in Sacramento Tuesday, because the Reno airport wasn't ready for it.
California remains deep in a drought, but a steady string of wet weather is making it look and feel replenished.
Blue Shield of California is a major insurer through Covered California. But in Northern California, the insurer is not selling individual policies in many regions where it was just last year.
A new report says California’s cost of providing health care benefits for retired state workers over the long run has jumped 10 percent in the last year. The state’s unfunded liability now stands at more than $70 billion.
Carolers and choral groups are filling the California State Capitol with holiday music this year.
California needs one and a half times the maximum volume of water in Lake Mead, the largest US reservoir, to end its drought.
Arctic Is Warming Twice As Fast As Anyplace Else On Earth
Polar bears continue to take a hit in regions with the greatest loss of snow and ice, the latest report card on the Arctic shows. Meanwhile, plankton are thriving as the sea heats up.
Supreme Court Refuses To Block Arizona Drivers Licenses For 'Dreamers'
Arizona's appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court failed to prevent the state from having to issue driving permits to undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children.
S.C. Judge Says 1944 Execution Of 14-Year-Old Boy Was Wrong
In her ruling, Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen wrote that she found that "fundamental, Constitutional violations of due process exist in the 1944 prosecution of George Stinney, Jr."
The U.S. Says North Korea Ordered The Sony Hack. How Do We Respond?
The cyberattack successfully achieved its unusually public goals. The question, reporter David Sanger says, is how the United States can punish what already is the world's most-sanctioned nation.
U.S. Officials Believe North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack
The recent attack on Sony Pictures' computer network that resulted in a flood of confidential data has its origins in North Korea, U.S. intelligence officials say.
Satanist And Christian Holiday Displays To Go Up At Michigan Capitol
The situation has brought controversy — and energized Christians who realized that a planned Nativity scene was in danger of being canceled.
U.S. Deal May Not Change Life Much For Everyday Cubans
Melissa Block talks to Steve Wicary, a freelance journalist based in Havana, about reactions on the ground in Cuba, to the announcement that the U.S. and Cuba will normalize relations.
Sen. Marco Rubio: Obama's Cuba Deal Is Bad Foreign Policy
We hear Cuban-American reaction and some of what Cuban President Raul Castro had to say today.
Fed: Interest Rates Could Rise As Early As May 2015
After a two-day meeting, Federal Reserve policymakers say they will be "patient" before starting to raise interest rates from historically low levels.
Rep. Van Hollen: Alan Gross' Release A 'Miraculous' Moment
Melissa Block talks to Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen of Maryland about the release of Alan Gross. Van Hollen is one of the lawmakers who flew to Cuba to bring Gross back to the U.S.
Obama Issues 12 Pardons, Commutes 8 Sentences
President Obama commuted the prison sentences of eight people who were convicted of drug-related crimes Wednesday, in a move that also saw 12 presidential pardons issued.
Alan Gross' Release: How It Went Down
American Alan Gross had spent more than five years in a Cuban prison where he suffered ill health. Then, on Tuesday, his lawyer, Scott Gilbert, told him in a phone call that he was going home.
Some Cuban-Americans Angry With Release Of Spies
We hear reaction from Miami's Cuban-American community on announced changes to U.S. policy toward the island.
Insight: Sacramento Policing Policies / NASA Curiosity Rover Discoveries / Joshua Davis' Spare PartsWednesday, December 17, 2014
Methane on Mars has put NASA’s Curiosity Rover in the news. UC Davis’ Dawn Sumner explains the discoveries. Joshua Davis talks about his book “Spare Parts,” a story of disadvantaged high school students beating an MIT robot-building team.
NPR foreign correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi-Nelson, who still calls Davis “home,” stops by for a visit. CapRadio's Sierra Reporter Ky Plaskon has an update on snow totals in the mountains. Plus, film critics Carla Meyer and Derrick Bang stops by.
Three of Sacramento’s professional theater companies have rolled out their holiday shows, which combine a bit of the new with a healthy helping of the tried and true.
One of the most popular pieces of music on CapRadio over the last two weeks is 30 seconds long and feature six seconds of singing…