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Environment

Crews Battle Access, Terrain On Trailhead Fire

July 1, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Cal Fire and U.S. Forest Service crews are working in steep terrain to contain the Trailhead Fire in Placer and El Dorado counties. The fire had grown to 2,551 acres Friday and was 12 percent contained.

President Obama Defends His Record On Race

July 1, 2016

In an interview with NPR, Obama answers critics among people of color who say that, despite their overwhelming support at the ballot box, he hasn't delivered enough results for their communities.

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Ballot Initiatives That Would Increase Taxes Qualify For State's November Ballot

July 1, 2016 | Ben Bradford

Ballot initiatives that would increase taxes on cigarettes and wealthier Californians have both qualified for the state’s November ballot.

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Environment

Fire Restrictions For Lake Tahoe Basin

July 1, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Fire restrictions are in effect on U.S. Forest Service lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Officials say illegal and unattended campfires cause over 90 percent of wildfires within the Lake Tahoe Basin.

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Survey: Most Companies Hiring In Q3

July 1, 2016 | Steve Milne

Most Sacramento area companies plan to add workers in the next three months, according to a quarterly employment trends survey released today.

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Festivities To Fill Your Independence Day Weekend

July 1, 2016

Fourth of July falls on a Monday this year, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of holiday festivities in Sacramento and the Sierra Nevada region. Check out this list of nearby events.

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Business Journal: La Borgata, Barnes & Noble, RT, Artisanal Toast

July 1, 2016

The winning idea in a contest to open a new business in downtown Sacramento is a shop that would combine comics, coffee and artisanal toast. Sonya Sorich from the Sacramento Business Journal has that story and more business news.

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State Government

Brown Signs Six Gun Control Bills, Vetoes Five

July 1, 2016 | Ben Adler | Ben Bradford

Gov. Jerry Brown is known for being unpredictable. He likes to defy labels. He proved that penchant again Friday in his actions on 11 gun control bills that the California Legislature sent him Thursday.

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