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    Downtown Mall Businesses Preparing To Leave

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Businesses in the east side of Sacramento's Downtown Plaza Mall closed in April of this year as the Sacramento Kings prepared to demolish the site for a new arena. Now, businesses in the west end are also making plans to move.

  • California Burning: The Wildfire Challenge For Southern Californians

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Wildfires behave differently in southern California than in northern forests. Strong Santa Ana winds and the region's unique ecology make fire inevitable and dangerous. That's why some homeowners have taken "defensible space" to a whole new level.

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    Mayor Johnson: Sacramento's Image Is Improving

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson says the time of 5 p.m. restaurant closures and no night life in Sacramento has gone by the wayside. The U.S.Conference of Mayors was in town this weekend and the mayor reports they left impressed.

Study: Causes Of Drought Linked To Climate Change
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

The drought currently hitting California is one of the worst in state history. A new study by climate scientists at Stanford links the cause of the drought to climate change.

Brown Signs, Vetoes Bills As Time Runs Down
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Governor Jerry Brown signed bills today relating to education, care facilities and foster children. But he also vetoed several.

9/29 King Fire Monday Update: More Containment Reported
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

UPDATE: 7:50 P.M. - Fire containment now at 92 percent. The cooler, rainy weather over the weekend helped crews make even more progress toward taming the huge King Fire burning in a heavily forested region 60 miles east of Sacramento.

Busy Bill Signing Weekend For Governor Brown
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Governor Jerry Brown signed dozens of bills over the weekend, from measures dealing with schools and education to prison sentencing for drug offenders.

Not Too Early For Flu Shots
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Flu season usually starts up in October, and that's just around the corner. Health officials recommend getting flu shots as soon as they're available.

California Burning: Northern Californians Prepare For Megafires
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

A year after the Sierra Nevada's largest wildfire ever and in the midst of a severe drought we examine how northern Californians are coping with the increased threat of megafires. Part 1 of our 5-part series and mulitmedia project California Burning.

Officer Vin Skupa Isn't With The I.R.S.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service is warning you to report anyone who calls you representing the IRS or Treasury Department. It’s a scam. The IRS says it has a policy of never making initial contact by phone, text message or email.

Reno Building Inspectors Lag Behind The Boom
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

There's a construction boom in the Reno area these days, and not enough inspectors to keep up with all the permit applications.

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Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

Applying to the program for immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children provides a work permit and prevents deportation, but costs $465. Mexico is helping some of its citizens with that cost.

FCC Votes To Eliminate Sports Blackout Rules

Unfortunately for sports fans, the rules aren't expected to change much, as the NFL could still negotiate blackout rules through contracts with broadcasters. It does, however, end FCC protection.

Where Activists See Gray, Albuquerque Police See Black And White

If a suspect threatens officers, police say they have a right to defend themselves. But a Justice Department report said the police in Albuquerque have used force unnecessarily; two ex-officers agree.

First U.S. Case Of Ebola Confirmed In Dallas

A man who flew to the U.S. from Liberia has tested positive for Ebola. He was not sick on the plane, but developed symptoms later. He is currently in isolation at a hospital in Dallas.

New York Boosts Pay For Thousands With Hourly Wage Hike

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Tuesday that raises the hourly rate from under $11.90 to $13.13 an hour for thousands of fast-food and retail workers.

BRAIN Initiative Bets on Wearable Scanners, Laser-Controlled Cells

A wearable PET scanner and lasers that could control individual brain circuits are among the projects funded by a $46 million federal effort to accelerate research on the human brain.

EBay Spins Off PayPal Into Fast-Changing World Of Mobile Payments

Commerce and payments are splitting up. Ebay is breaking away from PayPal and its payments operation will turn into a separate, publicly traded company.

Contractor With Criminal History And Gun Was Allowed On Elevator With Obama

The security lapse happened when President Obama visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The incident continues to raise questions about the Secret Service's efficacy.

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