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    California Releases Comprehensive Water Plan

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    The California Department of Water Resources has released its plan for how to manage water for the next 40 years. It will require investing billions of dollars over the next decade.

  • Water Use Drops In Sacramento Region in September

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Overall water use decreased again in September compared to last year in the Sacramento region. Water providers are also pumping less groundwater, despite a heavier reliance on it in the drought.

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    Brown's Barnstorming Tour Continues

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Governor Jerry Brown is continuing his barnstorming tour of California. He’s campaigning not for his own re-election on Tuesday but for two statewide ballot measures.

Things To Do In Sacramento For Halloween: Pumpkin Patches, Haunted Houses, Events
Thu, Oct 30, 2014

While Halloween revelers may have to watch for rain Friday, there are plenty of other indoor events and activities planned in Sacramento for the weekend. Take a look at our list and map of places to go and see through the Halloween weekend.


Clinton Draws Thousands To GOTV Rally
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

With less than a week to go until Election Day, the parties are gearing up their get-out-the-vote operations.


Brown Promises 'Prudent' Next Four Years
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown had a lot to say when asked why he hasn't put forth much of an agenda for a potential fourth term at a Modesto campaign stop Wednesday.


Kings GM Says New Players Should Equal Better Basketball
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

The Sacramento Kings have won only 28 games out of 82 each of the last two seasons. But team management says this year's Kings will be better.


Kings Break Ground On New Arena
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Six months after receiving the approval to begin construction of a downtown arena, the Sacramento Kings and the City of Sacramento have broken ground.


Report: More Californians Vulnerable To Data Breaches
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

A report from the California Attorney General’s office says more Californians had their data stolen last year than the year before.


School Districts Optimistic About New Funding Formula
Tue, Oct 28, 2014

School districts are cautiously optimistic about the implementation of California’s new school funding formula.


Local California Roads Continue To Crumble
Tue, Oct 28, 2014

If you’ve driven in California long enough, it’s likely you’ve run into your fair share for potholes or bumpy roads. And a new report out today finds the state’s local roads are getting worse.


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Eric Frein, Suspected Of Killing Pennsylvania Trooper, In Custody

Police say Frein opened fire on two state troopers more than a month ago, and they've been searching for him since. The Pike County district attorney says he intends to seek the death penalty.


The Devastating History Of Midterm Elections

Over the past century, midterm elections have been pretty rough on the party that holds the White House.


Red Cross Responds To NPR/ProPublica Report On Storm Response Inefficiencies

An NPR investigation revealed how the emergency organization funneled its resources away from storm victims to create an "illusion of mass care." The Red Cross tells PBS NewsHour that's not true.


The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale

Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.


Awful Moments In Quarantine History: Remember Typhoid Mary?

Quarantines have been imposed on the sick and contagious for thousands of years. We look at the use — and abuse — of this strategy to stop the spread of disease.


Maker Of 'Body Cams' Used By Police Reports Spike In Sales

What's interesting is the spike started well before the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.


Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans

One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.


Sweden Recognizes Palestine, Drawing Sharp Israeli Criticism

Israel's foreign minister says diplomacy is "more complicated than ... furniture from Ikea." His Swedish counterpart responds that diplomacy, like Ikea furniture, needs "a partner ... [and] a manual."


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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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