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  • UC Davis Looks For Good Grapes And Ways To Save Water

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Students at the U-C Davis winery are picking grapes earlier than normal for this year's wines. The school says the fruit and wine should be fine this year, but worry about their source of water next year.

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    Assembly Approves Birth Control Access Bill

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    A bill that would require health insurers in California to provide free coverage of all FDA-approved birth control methods has passed the Assembly on a party-line vote.

Fraud And Improper Pay At Two California State Agencies
Wed, Aug 20, 2014

The California State Controller's office has completed payroll audits of two state agencies and found more than $1 million was paid to employees improperly or without authorization.


Bill Requiring Airport Breastfeeding Rooms Passes California Senate
Wed, Aug 20, 2014

The California Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would require the state’s major airports to provide private breastfeeding areas.


Sacramento Patient Isolated While Being Tested For Ebola
Tue, Aug 19, 2014

The Sacramento Ebola case is unconfirmed, but public health personnel have isolated the patient.


Two Arrested In Natomas Birthday Party Shooting
Tue, Aug 19, 2014

One man was killed and six others were injured -including a seven-year-old during a gang and drug-related shooting at a toddler's birthday party in May.


City Moves Forward With More Water Meters
Tue, Aug 19, 2014

The City of Sacramento is almost halfway to a state-mandated goal of 105,000 water meters installed by 2025.


Study: California Water Allocations Exceeds Supply
Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Researchers say California has been overdrawing its water account for a century.


No School Bond, Lawmaker Suspension Measures On November Ballot
Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Legislative proposals to add a school bond and constitutional amendment allowing lawmakers to be suspended without pay to California’s November ballot have stalled.


California Lawmakers Consider Incentives Package For Tesla Motors
Tue, Aug 19, 2014

California is negotiating an incentive package to lure Tesla Motor’s planned electric car battery manufacturing plant in the state.


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Who Are The Protesters Getting Arrested In Ferguson?

The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, there have been more than 160 people arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are.


Contagious Kisses? We Answer Your Questions About Ebola Recovery

Two Americans were released Thursday from an Atlanta hospital after treatment for Ebola. The news has generated a flurry of questions about what happens after you survive Ebola. So we asked the CDC.


ISIS 'Beyond Anything We've Seen,' Hagel Says

The secretary of defense says the extremists are well funded and organized and that he expects them to "regroup and stage an offensive" despite U.S. airstrikes.


Can Quinoa Take Root On The 'Roof Of The World'?

Quinoa, once a homebody crop, crossed the Atlantic for the first time this century. Now the Food and Agriculture Organization has a hunch it can thrive in Central and Southwest Asia.


Vision Problems Increase The Risk Of Early Death In Older People

Older people whose visual acuity has slipped by just one letter on the eye chart are more likely to die sooner, researchers say. New glasses may be all it takes to maintain independence.


European Fighters Take On More Prominent Roles In The Islamic State

The hunt is on to identify the man in the James Foley execution video who speaks with a British accent. An estimated 2,000 Europeans have left home to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.


Failed Foley Rescue Reveals Challenges Faced By U.S. Intelligence

Earlier in the summer, a U.S. raid failed to rescue American hostages in Syria, including journalist James Foley, who was executed in a video released this week by Islamist militants. The hostages were not where they were thought to be. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston discusses the limits on America's ability to gather intelligence in Syria, as well as the latest developments since Foley was killed.


American Ebola Patients Leave Atlanta Hospital Healthy

Two U.S. missionaries who caught the Ebola virus in Liberia have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital after fully recovering. They were the first known Ebola patients flown to the U.S. for treatment. Both received an experimental drug called ZMapp, but it remains unclear what role that treatment played in their recovery.


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  • 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.

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    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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