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    Water Picture Improves For Some California Towns

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    (AP) - While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number of rural communities considered at risk of running dry.

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    Survey Finds Most Californians Support Common Core

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    (AP) -- While states around the U.S. are attempting to delay or stop the implementation of new education standards known as the Common Core, one study finds that most Californians are actually in support of it.

  • California Nurses Seek Greater Workplace Protections

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Nurses across the state are calling for greater protections from violent patients. Lawmakers will vote on a bill today that would require hospitals to do more to prevent violence at their facilities.

Report Indicates The Drought Is Impacting Air Quality
Wed, Apr 23, 2014

The annual report on California's Air Quality has just been released, and the drought is listed as a major factor this year.


Fix 50 Construction Zone Accident Injures 3 Workers
Wed, Apr 23, 2014

UPDATED: Three construction workers were injured Wednesday morning when a semi-truck hit a piece of lumber sticking out in traffic.


Fix 50: Some Slowdown Reported But Traffic Is Flowing
Wed, Apr 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.


Steinberg Orders Ethics Training For Senators, Staff
Wed, Apr 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.


Review: Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra Celebrates 20th Year with Miss Saigon Musical
Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra stages just one show per year, and it’s always a lavish effort with an Asian theme. For its 20th anniversary production, the Nevada City based company has chosen "Miss Saigon," a Vietnam War-inspired musical.


In Drought, Desperate Officials Consider Running Water Uphill
Wed, Apr 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.


Fix 50: More Can Be Done To Ease Congestion
Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Caltrans says efforts to reduce traffic congestion through the Fix 50 construction zone can still be increased and some people took the steps to help reduce traffic congestion through the Fix 50 construction zone, but other people could do more.


Elk Grove Opens State-Of-Art Waste Transfer Facility
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

The City of Elk Grove celebrated Earth Day Tuesday by opening the first-of-its-kind facility to collect hazardous and electronic waste.


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Tampa Hosts Bollywood's Biggest Stars At Annual Awards Show

India's Bollywood film industry is increasingly reaching a world-wide audience. To highlight the international appeal, the industry holds its annual awards ceremony every year outside of India.


The Jewish Kid From New Jersey Who Became A Radical Islamist

Yousef al-Khattab was born Jewish but became a Muslim and put extremist propaganda on the web. On the eve of sentencing for terrorism charges, he tells NPR his actions were "stupid" and "wrong."


Got My Goat? Vermont Farms Put Fresh Meat On Refugee Tables

Americans don't eat much barbecued goat, but the meat is a mainstay in many African, Asian and Caribbean diets. In Vermont, farmers raise for refugees and immigrants, with hopes to mainstream it.


With Medical Debt Rising, Some Doctors Push For Payment Upfront

Rising deductibles and copayments have driven some patients to put off paying their bills. So doctors, who have payrolls to meet, too, are getting much more aggressive about collecting their fees.


Does Russia Have The Military To Take Ukraine?

Some analysts say Russia would have to act soon, while its overall military readiness is fairly good. But despite strides in improving the military, Russia still has a shortage of combat-ready troops.


Confusion, Cost Lead Some Californians To Go Uninsured

The deadline to enroll in Obamacare plans has passed, and many people didn't buy health insurance. Many will have to pay a penalty. Their reasons for opting out vary.


Tech Giants Settle Wage-Fixing Lawsuit

The suit alleged Google, Apple Intel and Adobe agreed not to recruit each others employees in order to drive down wages.


Feds Rescind Washington State's 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver

The news marks an important flare-up in a long-running war between teachers unions and the federal government over standardized testing. Washington has become the first state to lose its waiver.


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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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