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  • Fix 50: Some Slowdown Reported But Traffic Is Flowing

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Sacramento's "Fix 50" construction project has entered day two, and traffic is slow in the area where CalTrans is repairing and resurfacing the elevated section of highway 50. Some eastbound lanes are closed.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Steinberg Orders Ethics Training For Senators, Staff

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Recent scandals in California's senate have put ethics in the spotlight and Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr spoke with former staffers to see what the discussion is like when no one is looking.

  • Reed Saxon / AP

    In Drought, Desperate Officials Consider Running Water Uphill

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Because of the drought water districts in the San Joaquin Valley are proposing something that's never been tried before during a drought: they want to reverse the state's plumbing by running the California Aqueduct backwards.

  • Bob Moffit / Capital Public Radio

    Fix 50 Day-One Morning Recap

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    As expected, lane closures on the eastbound side of U.S. 50 through Sacramento caused delays for people commuting. People who sat through the delays and some people who found alternate routes considered doing something differently the next time.

California Genetically Modified Food Labeling Bill Passes Senate Committee
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Any genetically modified food product sold in California would have to come labeled as such under a bill that passed a state Senate committee Tuesday.


Stockton Asparagus Festival Kicks-Off This Weekend
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

A festival that pays homage to the asparagus grown in the Delta kicks off this weekend for a three-day run.


LIVE BLOG: First Phase Of Fix 50 Project Underway
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

The big "Fix 50" project beganTuesday morning in Sacramento and that means lane closures and likely congestion. Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt was out covering the impact on the morning commute.


Plan To Get Around Fix 50: Detours And Alternate Routes
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Caltrans' Fix 50 Project -- which is shutting down lanes on eastbound U.S. Highway 50 -- is officially under way. Plan your commute using these recommended alternate routes.


Hound Hunting Ban Targeted For Repeal
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

One of the biggest battles at the California state Capitol two years ago is back for another debate. Hunting groups want to repeal the ban on using dogs to hunt bears and bobcats.


Marijuana Retailers Leasing Reno Properties
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

What some are calling a “Green Rush” is underway in Reno as marijuana growers and retailers snap up properties to start up dispensaries The investors are pushing up prices for retail space.


Fix 50 Answers From CalTrans, City of Sacramento
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Insight guest host Pamela Wu speaks with representatives of both Caltrans and the City of Sacramento about the Fix 50 project.


Tahoe's Kings Beach Gets Major Facelift
Mon, Apr 21, 2014

A 50 million dollar project is underway to reduce the high accident rate at Lake Tahoe’s Kings Beach, and to reduce the amount of polluted runoff going into the lake.


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Bob Dole Returns To Kansas For Gratitude Tour

The 90-year-old former GOP senator says it's an opportunity to meet with friends and thank voters who supported him during his decades-long career in state and national politics.


Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home

The Microsoft founder and philanthropist talks with NPR's David Greene about why he's spent billions on health efforts in developing countries and about the prospect of beating polio and malaria.


When Money Trumps Need In College Admissions

Some of the factors keeping low-income students from getting into college aren't always obvious to the public, higher education insiders tell Morning Edition's David Greene.


After Bangladesh Factory Disaster, Efforts Show Mixed Progress

One year ago, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers. Top retailers have begun inspecting factories more aggressively, but other steps have fallen short.


The FDA Moves To Regulate Increasingly Popular E-Cigarettes

If the agency has its way, it will ban sales to minors and keep e-cigarettes out of vending machines. People also would be warned that the nicotine vapor the devices emit is addictive.


Watch: Young Baseball Fan Learns About The Pain Of Defeat

The Cubs blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning against the Diamondbacks, teaching a boy a hard lesson on losing.


Reports: FCC Poised For Changes To Net Neutrality Policy

According to reports, the FCC is set to approve a system in which Internet service providers offer a faster pipe to American homes to content companies willing to pay for it.


Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy

On the first leg of his Asian tour, the president stopped by the iconic sushi restaurant. David Gelb, who directed a documentary about the restaurant, says eating there is amazing and nerve-wracking.


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Special Coverage Sections

  • Fix 50: Details, Delays And Detours

    On April 22 until June 25, Caltrans will fix a section of U.S. Highway 50. Thousands of commuters are expected feel the impacts of lane closures and traffic delays. CapRadio has stories and a list of resources to help you navigate the construction.

  • 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.

  • California State Of The State 2014

    Special coverage of Gov. Jerry Brown's annual State of State address. Beth Ruyak hosts with CapRadio's Ben Adler, analyst Steve Swatt, political consultants Beth Miller and Jason Kinney and the "Political Junkie" Ken Rudin.

  • 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.

  • Flu Season 2014

    Flu season for 2014 is officially in full swing and several influenza-related deaths have been recorded throughout California, including five in Sacramento County. Capital Public Radio continues to cover stories about influenza virus.

  • 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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