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    Huge Month For California On The Jobs Front

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    New data out Friday show California had its best month on the job market in more than two years. The state’s 90,100 job gain in November is the strongest since October 2012 and the second-best dating back to 1990.

  • Dog Saves Man From Sacramento Home Fire

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    (AP) - Authorities are crediting a chocolate Labrador with saving the life of a Sacramento man after it alerted him to a fire inside a home that appeared not to have a smoke detector.

  • File / Doug Mills / AP Pool

    Obama: Sony Decision To Cancel Movie A `Mistake'

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    The president discussed issues ranging from normalization of relations with Cuba to Sony Pictures' decision to cancel release of the film 'The Interview' after a North Korean hack attack.

  • Jeff Chiu / AP

    CPUC Head Peevey Leaves A Mixed Legacy

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Michael Peevey is winning praise and criticism for his controversial tenure leading the California Public Utilities Commission. Peevey, who served as CPUC president for the last 12 years, led his final meeting Thursday.

Theatre Review: A Trio Of Holiday Shows
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Three of Sacramento’s professional theater companies have rolled out their holiday shows, which combine a bit of the new with a healthy helping of the tried and true.


When A Marketplace Only Offers One Health Insurer
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

In 22 Northern California counties, some health insurance customers have only one choice of insurer in Covered California. We go to a rural community north of Quincy to find out what that's like.


$18 Million In State Grant Money Available For Flood-Prevention Projects
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

The State of California is asking for grant proposals for flood-prevention projects outside of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.


Sacramento Law Enforcement Agencies Consider Using Police Body Cams
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Civilian deaths at the hands of police elsewhere in the United States this year have raised questions thousands of miles away from Ferguson, Missouri and New York.


Temporary Detour For State Highway 99 To U.S. Highway 50 Connector
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is advising motorists to expect a daytime connector closure on State Highway 99 to U.S. Highway 50 due to emergency construction work on Saturday, weather permitting.


Reno-Area Agency To End Unmetered Water Use
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

The agency that provides water in the Reno-area has taken the first step toward eliminating the last of it’s flat-rate customers.


Covered California Extends Enrollment Deadline, Urges More Sign-Ups
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

California’s health insurance exchange is extending the enrollment deadline for people who want their coverage to start on New Year’s Day … from this past Monday, to Sunday, December 21.


Obama: US Ending Outdated Approach To Cuba
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

(AP) - President Barack Obama says the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests.


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Decorated Tuskegee Airman Lowell Steward Dies At 95

He flew nearly 150 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, but after the war Steward returned home where he was denied a mortgage because of his skin color.


U.N. Reports More Than 7,000 Ebola Deaths Since March

The World Health Organization has added nearly 400 more deaths from the current outbreak since its last report earlier this week.


Hollywood Pros Fear A Chilling Effect After Sony Bows To Hackers

Some in the entertainment industry are wondering if they'll have to be careful now about the stories they tell or the jokes they make in the wake of Sony's withdrawal of The Interview.


4 Gitmo Prisoners Released For Return To Afghanistan

The inmates were sent home on a request from the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani. It is the latest in a series of moves to draw down the prison population by sending prisoners abroad.


Russia Says It Won't 'Cave In' To New Western Sanctions

The reaction comes after President Obama signed an executive order on Friday slapping economic sanctions on Crimea, a day after the EU approved similar measures.


A Snail So Hardcore It's Named After A Punk Rocker

Inspired by the snails' spiky shells and acid-loving nature, researchers named the new species Alviniconcha strummeri, after Clash frontman Joe Strummer.


'Going There' in 2014

Michel Martin has spent much of the last few months on the road, and she has been moved by the people she's met and the stories they've shared with her. She remembers her 'Top 5' moments of 2014.


North Korea Has An Interesting Offer. And Another Threat

The secretive regime denies any involvement with the Sony Pictures hack and says the U.S. must allow it to help find the real culprit. Or else.


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Farmers and homeowners in the Central Valley have been running out of water. CapRadio found out just how much they're drilling through the drought. Take a look at our county-by-county breakdown.

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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.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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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