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  • Report: Home Prices Plateauing

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    New research out today suggests the value of your home may not be rising as fast as it once was.

Sacramento Religious Leaders React To Ferguson Decision
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Sacramento religious leaders say what's happening in Ferguson could happen anywhere, including the Sacramento area.


Ferguson Documents: Officer Darren Wilson's Testimony
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Wilson told a grand jury in September that Michael Brown punched him twice in the face and "the third one could be fatal if he hit me right." The grand jury declined to charge him in Brown's death.


Ferguson Smolders After Grand Jury's Decision Not To Indict officer
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

St. Louis County's police chief said the unrest is "much worse" than the violence in August, when officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, 18.


Aerial Mulching To Begin In King Fire Burn Area
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

The US Forest Service will begin aerial mulching on Friday on 1200 acres of land scorched by the King Fire.


Theatre Review: Kate
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

More than a decade after her death, actress Katherine Hepburn remains a vivid personality. The Sacramento Theatre Company is premiering a play based on Hepburn's life, with noted actress Janis Stevens.


AAA: Surge In Thanksgiving Holiday Travel
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

The number of Californians hitting-the-roads and taking to the skies over the Thanksgiving weekend is expected to be the highest it’s been in seven years.


Storify: Ferguson Decision Sparks Protest In Sacramento
Mon, Nov 24, 2014

A grand jury's decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown sparked protests nationwide.


Homeless Apply For Winter Shelter
Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Winter sanctuary for Sacramento's homeless has begun accepting applications. The group organizing the program hopes technological improvements will allow them to help more people get off the streets.


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Your Adult Siblings May Be The Secret To A Long, Happy Life

Sibling relationships are the longest-lasting family ties we have, and they're among the most likely to bring health and happiness as we age. Think on that when your brother grabs the wishbone.


British Mystery Novelist P.D. James Dies At 94

The author of such books as The Black Tower was best-known for her series featuring Scotland Yard detective Adam Dalgliesh.


Can Breeders Cure What Ails Our Breast-Heavy Turkeys?

The standard commercial American turkey is the product of decades of intense selective breeding. But breeding for efficiency and size has created new health problems scientists must grapple with.


3 NFL Games On Tap To Satisfy Thanksgiving Football Fans

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without football. The Chicago Bears face the Detroit Lions, the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Dallas Cowboys, and the Seattle Seahawks play the San Francisco 49ers.


Stories Of Your First Thanksgiving In The U.S.

Not surprisingly, many of the stories we heard from you were about food. You had issues roasting the turkey. Your mom found, um, a creative solution to making your bird a golden brown.


School For Husbands Gets Men To Talk About Family Size

The average woman in Niger bears seven children — the world's highest birth rate. And the country can barely feed its current population. How do you convince people that smaller families are better?


Millennial Doctors May Be More Tech-Savvy, But Is That Better?

Text messages from your doctor are just the start. Millennials are the next generation of doctors and they're not afraid to say "chillax" in a consultation or check Twitter to find medical research.


In Ferguson And Across The Country, Protests Are More Subdued

Only about 30 demonstrators were out Wednesday night in Ferguson, NPR's Elise Hu reports, and there were only a handful of sizable protests across the country.


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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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