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    Huge Month For California On The Jobs Front

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    New data out Friday show California had its best month on the job market in more than two years. The state’s 90,100 job gain in November is the strongest since October 2012 and the second-best dating back to 1990.

  • Dog Saves Man From Sacramento Home Fire

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    (AP) - Authorities are crediting a chocolate Labrador with saving the life of a Sacramento man after it alerted him to a fire inside a home that appeared not to have a smoke detector.

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    Obama: Sony Decision To Cancel Movie A `Mistake'

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    The president discussed issues ranging from normalization of relations with Cuba to Sony Pictures' decision to cancel release of the film 'The Interview' after a North Korean hack attack.

  • Jeff Chiu / AP

    CPUC Head Peevey Leaves A Mixed Legacy

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Michael Peevey is winning praise and criticism for his controversial tenure leading the California Public Utilities Commission. Peevey, who served as CPUC president for the last 12 years, led his final meeting Thursday.

Theatre Review: A Trio Of Holiday Shows
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

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.


When A Marketplace Only Offers One Health Insurer
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

In 22 Northern California counties, some health insurance customers have only one choice of insurer in Covered California. We go to a rural community north of Quincy to find out what that's like.


$18 Million In State Grant Money Available For Flood-Prevention Projects
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

The State of California is asking for grant proposals for flood-prevention projects outside of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.


Sacramento Law Enforcement Agencies Consider Using Police Body Cams
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Civilian deaths at the hands of police elsewhere in the United States this year have raised questions thousands of miles away from Ferguson, Missouri and New York.


Temporary Detour For State Highway 99 To U.S. Highway 50 Connector
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is advising motorists to expect a daytime connector closure on State Highway 99 to U.S. Highway 50 due to emergency construction work on Saturday, weather permitting.


Reno-Area Agency To End Unmetered Water Use
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

The agency that provides water in the Reno-area has taken the first step toward eliminating the last of it’s flat-rate customers.


Covered California Extends Enrollment Deadline, Urges More Sign-Ups
Wed, Dec 17, 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.


Obama: US Ending Outdated Approach To Cuba
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

(AP) - President Barack Obama says the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests.


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Supreme Court Clears Way For Same-Sex Marriages In Florida

The Supreme Court declined to extend a stay on a ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle, who said in August that Florida's 2008 ban is unconstitutional. The stay expires in January.


'Rum, Rumba, And Romance': A Book On Cuba's Enduring Mystique

This week, President Obama announced that he will begin to normalize relations with Cuba. Cuban-American writer Richard Blanco recommends a book about Cuba's imprint on the American imagination.


CEO Says Sony Pictures 'Did Not Capitulate,' Is Exploring Options

Melissa Block talks to Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton about the cyber attack against his company and the cancellation of the Christmas Day release of The Interview.


Troubled By Grand Jury Verdicts, Students Request More Time For Exams

Students at several law schools say events in Ferguson and New York have left them too upset to study. Others are more concerned about how the extra study time will affect the grading curve.


Obama Says 'James Flacco.' The Internet Says, Thank You

It was an honest mistake. But when President Obama said "James Flacco" when referring to James Franco — on a Friday before the holidays, no less — the slip was eagerly received online.


The Fate Of The Administration's College Ratings

Some say a vaunted attempt to improve the quality of colleges is dead on arrival. Let's find out why.


New EPA Standards Label Toxic Coal Ash Non-Hazardous

Environmental groups had sought to have coal ash, a byproduct of coal-fired power plants, regulated as hazardous waste.


With A Presidential Vote, Tunisia Seeks A Peaceful Transition

Tunisia launched the Arab uprisings four years ago when it ousted a dictator. Sunday's presidential election heralds the country's steady, but not-yet-guaranteed progress.


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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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  • 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.

  • 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.

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    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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