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DOJ Announces Mortgage Abuse Settlement

February 5, 2016 | Steve Milne

California's Department of Justice announced today it's reached a $470 million settlement with mortgage lender HSBC over foreclosure abuses. It's part of a settlement with 48 other states and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Damian Dovarganes / AP

California Counts

Sanchez Makes 'Pants On Fire' Claim About California Gun Database

February 5, 2016 | Chris Nichols

Critics have repeatedly attacked California Attorney General Kamala Harris for what they say is her slow progress investigating gun owners legally prohibited from having them. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, who is running against Harris, is one of them.

Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

Environment

El Niño 'Takes A Break'

February 5, 2016 | Ed Joyce

January brought above-average rainfall and snow to much of California, partly due to El Niño. But forecasters say the ocean warming condition is "taking a break" for the next week or longer.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

State Government

How Political Campaign Fundraising Drawings Really Work

February 5, 2016 | Ben Adler

A California politician will hold a drawing Friday for two really nice Super Bowl seats — after soliciting donations to a campaign fund. What he barely mentioned was that you didn’t have to donate to win.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: MCO Tax And Medical Marijuana

February 5, 2016

Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us for Capitol Chat to explain what the California Managed Care Organization tax is and why it’s important.

American River College Theatre Dept / Courtesy

Insight With Beth Ruyak

American River College's Theatre Production "Gumbo"

February 5, 2016

Insight talks with Puppeteer Christopher Carlson, Dance Captain Annelies Veldman and Actor Kanu Hoohuli, who are all taking part in the American River College show, "Gumbo."

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

Environment

Scientists Link Oil And Gas Activity To Earthquakes In California

February 4, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Scientists have linked wastewater disposal from oil and gas activity to earthquakes in California for the first time.

Environment

Report Looks At How Climate Change Could Affect The Truckee River Basin

February 4, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new federal study takes an in-depth look at how climate change will affect the Truckee River Basin. The Basin includes the Truckee and Carson Rivers, Pyramid Lake and Lake Tahoe.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

CAL FIRE Chief Testifies About Promotion Scandal

February 4, 2016 | Ben Bradford

CAL FIRE promoted employees to captain without considering other candidates, demoted them when that was revealed, only to promote them again a month later.

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