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  • The Big Debate Over Measure L

    Monday, October 20, 2014

    There have been dozens of debates in the city of Sacramento as voters consider whether to pass Measure L and make changes to the structure of their government.

  • October 20th Is Last Day To Register To Vote

    Monday, October 20, 2014

    Just like the procrastination that comes with filing taxes, voters are waiting until the last minute to register to vote. Monday is the last day for Californians to register for the November 4th election.

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    Supermajority Fight Shapes California Legislative Races

    Monday, October 20, 2014

    Republicans are trying to knock Democrats off their supermajority perch in the California Legislature this fall. To do so, they need to pick up at least one seat in the state Senate or two in the Assembly.

  • Farm To Arena To Fork

    Friday, October 17, 2014

    The Sacramento Kings say the "Farm To Fork" movement will be a big part of the meals served at the new arena downtown.

Memorial Tuesday In San Jose For Cal Fire Pilot
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

The Cal Fire pilot who died fighting a wildfire in Yosemite will be remembered at a service Tuesday in San Jose


Fits and Starts: Biotech Industry Rebounds San Diego Economy
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

Many of San Diego’s industries were shielded from the recession. But construction took a major hit. See how the region is rebounding as we wrap up our series on California’s economic recovery.


Marking 25 Years After The Loma Prieta Earthquake
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

Twenty-five years ago a 6.9-magnitude earthquake shook the San Francisco Bay Area region. CapRadio's Theater Critic Jeff Hudson shared his memories from that day and what he experienced in the months following the quake.


Wildlife Officials Clean Up Illegal Marijuana Grows
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

This week, crews from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have hiked miles into Trinity County between Redding and the ocean. They've gone in to dismantle six illegal marijuana grows and clean up tons of waste and chemicals.


Business Journal: Mixed-Use Projects, Downey Brand
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

On this week's chat with the Sacramento Business Journal, Sonya Sorich discusses mixed-use projects in the region and the hiring wave at local law firm Downey Brand.


Kings Continue Push For International Fans
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

The Sacramento Kings have been busy this off-season acquiring new players and flying around the world.


Covered California Braces For New Open Enrollment Period
Thu, Oct 16, 2014

The new Open Enrollment period under the federal health care law starts in less than a month – and California’s health care exchange says it’s sending out renewal notices to its 1.1 million enrollees.


Winter Wonderland Coming To Sacramento
Thu, Oct 16, 2014

A 17-acre light display and lantern festival called "Global Winter Wonderland" appears in one city every year. This year, its creations will be in Sacramento at Cal Expo for the holiday season.


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Reports: Fashion Icon Oscar De La Renta Dies After Long Cancer Fight

Fashion designer Oscar de La Renta, 82, died Monday after a decade-long battle with cancer, The New York Times and other media outlets report.


Unrest In Ferguson May Speed Up Decline Of Real Estate

Many in the city are worried about its future, and there's speculation there will be a "mass migration" should violence erupt again. But some residents remain committed to the city.


CDC Announces New Guidelines For Health Care Workers Treating Ebola Patients

The new guidelines call for a site supervisor, who makes sure healthcare workers put on and remove their personal protective equipment correctly.


This Past September Ranks As Hottest On Record, NOAA Says

The agency says if 2014 continues to be this hot, it's on pace to be the hottest year on record.


When Reassuring Isn't: The Rush To Test Cruise Passenger For Ebola

Galveston, Texas, officials meant well when they tested a passenger while she was still at sea. But some say airlifting a blood sample in a Coast Guard helicopter was needlessly alarming.


Toyota Becomes Latest Automaker To Issue Recalls Over Faulty Airbags

Since 2008, almost 16 million vehicles have been recalled over worries that airbags might explode if exposed to high humidity for long periods of time.


Tunisia's Emerging Tech Sector Hampered By Old Policies

When Tunisia's young people protested in 2011, they had one key demand: jobs. Now, despite new political leadership, that demand remains unmet — even in tech, the sector that offers the most promise.


Parkinson's Drugs Can Be A Gateway To Sin

Researchers call for stronger safety warnings on drugs called dopamine agonists because they can trigger self-destructive, obsessional behavior in some people.


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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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