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  • The Big Debate Over Measure L

    Monday, October 20, 2014

    There have been dozens of debates in the city of Sacramento as voters consider whether to pass Measure L and make changes to the structure of their government.

  • October 20th Is Last Day To Register To Vote

    Monday, October 20, 2014

    Just like the procrastination that comes with filing taxes, voters are waiting until the last minute to register to vote. Monday is the last day for Californians to register for the November 4th election.

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    Supermajority Fight Shapes California Legislative Races

    Monday, October 20, 2014

    Republicans are trying to knock Democrats off their supermajority perch in the California Legislature this fall. To do so, they need to pick up at least one seat in the state Senate or two in the Assembly.

  • Farm To Arena To Fork

    Friday, October 17, 2014

    The Sacramento Kings say the "Farm To Fork" movement will be a big part of the meals served at the new arena downtown.

  • Paul Sakuma / AP

    Marking 25 Years After The Loma Prieta Earthquake

    Friday, October 17, 2014

    Twenty-five years ago a 6.9-magnitude earthquake shook the San Francisco Bay Area region. CapRadio's Theater Critic Jeff Hudson shared his memories from that day and what he experienced in the months following the quake.

Wildlife Officials Clean Up Illegal Marijuana Grows
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

This week, crews from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have hiked miles into Trinity County between Redding and the ocean. They've gone in to dismantle six illegal marijuana grows and clean up tons of waste and chemicals.


Business Journal: Mixed-Use Projects, Downey Brand
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

On this week's chat with the Sacramento Business Journal, Sonya Sorich discusses mixed-use projects in the region and the hiring wave at local law firm Downey Brand.


Kings Continue Push For International Fans
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

The Sacramento Kings have been busy this off-season acquiring new players and flying around the world.


Covered California Braces For New Open Enrollment Period
Thu, Oct 16, 2014

The new Open Enrollment period under the federal health care law starts in less than a month – and California’s health care exchange says it’s sending out renewal notices to its 1.1 million enrollees.


Winter Wonderland Coming To Sacramento
Thu, Oct 16, 2014

A 17-acre light display and lantern festival called "Global Winter Wonderland" appears in one city every year. This year, its creations will be in Sacramento at Cal Expo for the holiday season.


Fits and Starts: Construction Leads Fragile Economic Recovery In Hard-hit Inland Empire
Thu, Oct 16, 2014

The Great Recession hit few places as hard as Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Five years later, a boom in warehouse jobs is helping turn the region around.


Disc Golf Helps Transform McClatchy Park
Thu, Oct 16, 2014

On Saturday, the City of Sacramento will unveil a renovation project it hopes will improve McClatchy Park in the Oak Park neighborhood. But there's already one park amenity being used to reduce illegal activities at the park -- disc golf.


El Dorado County Ballot Measure Would Link Cost Of Fighting Wildfire To Property Taxes
Thu, Oct 16, 2014

Under a new ballot measure for El Dorado County, the cost of preventing wildfires would increase property tax bills. A fire district in the Lake Tahoe Basin wants to spend more on wildfire fuel reduction and pass the cost on to property owners.


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Plane Of Good Samaritans: Why Fly To (And From) West Africa

On the plane to Monrovia, our NPR correspondent saw the best of human nature in the passengers on board. Almost all of them were headed to Liberia to lend a helping hand.


Nepal Ends Rescue Efforts After Deadly Avalanches In Himalayas

Locals and international tourists are among at least 39 people known to have died in blizzards and avalanches throughout the foothills of Nepal's Himalayan mountain range last week.


Indiana Officials Say Man Has Led Them To Multiple Bodies

The suspect in custody confessed to one murder and subsequently led police to six other corpses in northwestern Indiana.


Sweden's Sub Hunt Evokes Cold War Memories

Stockholm has a grainy photo of what it says shows "foreign underwater activity" in an incident eerily similar to the grounding of a Soviet submarine in the same waters in 1981.


In The Big Easy, Food Vendors Create A Little Honduras

Thanks to a quirk of history, New Orleans has long had a Honduran population, but it exploded post-Katrina. Nearly a decade later, Hondurans have created a vibrant, if underground, culinary community.


Hong Kong Leader Blames 'External Forces' For Joining Protests

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, who student activists have demanded step down, says "different countries in different parts of the world" are helping stoke unrest in the Chinese territory.


Latest Developments In The Ebola Story

The family of the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with the deadly disease ends a 21-day observation period with no symptoms. Meanwhile, the WHO declared Nigeria Ebola-free.


Turkey Says It's Helping Iraqi Kurds Join Fight For Kobani

The remarks by the country's foreign minister could signal a shift in Ankara's largely neutral stance on the conflict at its doorstep.


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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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