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  • Reno Considers Leasing Land To Art Collective

    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    The City of Reno is considering leasing a large parcel of downtown land to a group of artists for a dollar a year to build a large art production facility.

  • Obama Announces New Immigration Steps

    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    (AP) - The steps being announced tonight by President Barack Obama on immigration could mark the start of one of the fiercest partisan confrontations of his presidency.

  • Bera Retains Seat In 7th Congressional District

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    Two weeks after the November 4th elections, the Sacramento County elections office has Democratic incumbent Ami Bera with a slim edge over Republican challenger Doug Ose, but only a few ballots likely remain to be counted.

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    Another Positive For Mack Road

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    A new community center, new basketball courts, and now a new playground...it's been a big year for the Mack Road area of Sacramento. Volunteers braved the weather to build the playground in a day.

Community Colleges Competing For Bachelor's Programs
Wed, Nov 19, 2014

Some of California’s community colleges will soon be able to offer four-year degrees.


LAO Says California's Finances Are Stable
Wed, Nov 19, 2014

California is on firm budget ground according to the state’s Legislative Analyst’s Office.


UC Students Caught In Middle Of Tuition Battle
Wed, Nov 19, 2014

The University of California Board of Regents is set to debate a proposed tuition increase Wednesday. UC President Janet Napolitano’s plan would raise tuition by five percent for the next five years – unless the state increases the UC's funding.


Dry Central California Town Gets Portable Showers
Wed, Nov 19, 2014

(AP) - Officials say residents of a California community where hundreds of home wells have run dry can now take hot showers in portable facilities set up in a church parking lot.


Ballot Counting Continues In 7th Congressional District Race
Wed, Nov 19, 2014

(AP) -- Counties tabulating late ballots in California's undecided congressional races are expected to release updated counts Wednesday.


New Law May Prolong Vote Counts
Wed, Nov 19, 2014

Election Day was two-weeks ago, but workers are still counting votes in some California counties and some close races are still undecided. Next year, tallying the votes could take even longer.


Water Board Weighs Phasing Out Diablo Canyon Cooling System
Wed, Nov 19, 2014

The Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power plant was the focus of a California water board hearing yesterday afternoon in Sacramento.


UC Tuition Increase Proposal Moves Forward
Wed, Nov 19, 2014

Over the objections of Gov. Jerry Brown, a UC Board of Regents committee has approved President Janet Napolitano’s proposal to raise tuition 5 percent in each of the next five school years – unless the state increases UC funding.


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'I Will Not Sit Idly By' And Other Congressional Tweets On Immigration

Congress is out of session until the first week of December, so many members are weighing in on the president's speech on Twitter and other platforms — with mixed reactions.


WATCH: President Obama's Speech On Immigration

Obama defied congressional Republicans by announcing a plan that shields up to 5 million immigrants from deportation.


Moderate Drinker Or Alcoholic? Many Americans Fall In Between

A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that 1 in 3 adults drinks excessively. That means eight or more drinks per week for women, and 15 or more drinks a week for men.


At GOP Governors Meeting, Immigration Casts A Wide Shadow

After a successful 2014 election season, the nation's GOP governors gathered to talk about policy issues and bask in their victories. But President Obama's immigration plans dominated the discussion.


Obama Goes It Alone, Shielding Up To 5 Million Immigrants From Deportation

Defying congressional Republicans, President Obama will defer the deportation of the undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and will also prioritize the deportation of criminals.


The Whole World Is Fat! And That Ends Up Costing $2 Trillion A Year

Nearly a third of us are overweight, and some of the worst rates of obesity are in the developing world. All this corpulence takes a huge economic toll.


Alabama Settlement Could Be Model For Handling Poor Defendants In Ferguson, Mo.

The city of Montgomery, Ala., was sued by a group of people who said they were jailed when they couldn't pay court fines and fees. Now the city has agreed to take steps to help those too poor to pay.


Debate: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?

Several states allow doctors, in certain circumstances, to help terminally ill people end their lives. The emotionally charged issue is at the center of the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.


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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.

  • 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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