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    UC Davis Gets $100 Million Grant For Virus Research

    Friday, November 21, 2014

    UC Davis has been studying viruses like Ebola for the past five years. Today, the school was awarded a $100million grant to continue researching viruses and how they are transmitted from animals to humans.

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    Roller Coaster Ride Continues For California Economy

    Friday, November 21, 2014

    California’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.3 percent in October, despite the state adding more than 40,000 jobs. But the state also revised its September job loss down even further.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    California Senate Laying Off 40, Citing Budget Woes

    Friday, November 21, 2014

    Capitol sources tell Capital Public Radio that budget problems are forcing the layoffs of 40 state Senate employees and an across-the-board health care premium increase. Otherwise, the Senate would be unable to meet payroll next year.

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    Proponents Of Tobacco Tax To Try Again In 2016

    Friday, November 21, 2014

    Two years after California voters rejected a measure that would have raised the tax on tobacco products, a coalition is forming to try again – in the Legislature or on the November 2016 ballot.

Weather Service: Wet December More Likely
Thu, Nov 20, 2014

The National Weather Service is offering a more positive forecast for the likelihood of a wet December in California.

Board Of Regents Expected To Approve UC Tuition Plan
Thu, Nov 20, 2014

The plan to raise tuition at the University of California is expected to be approved Thursday.

Reno Considers Leasing Land To Art Collective
Thu, Nov 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
Thu, Nov 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.

Ose: Decision On Recount After Vote Is Certified
Thu, Nov 20, 2014

In an interview with Capital Public Radio News, Republican Doug Ose said he will wait for the final vote certification before considering a recount.

Bera Retains Seat In 7th Congressional District
Wed, Nov 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.

Another Positive For Mack Road
Wed, Nov 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.

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Plague Outbreak In Madagascar Spreads To Its Capital

Madagascar reports hundreds of plague cases each year. Health officials are concerned that this year's outbreak could grow rapidly now that it has reached a densely-populated city.

Buffalo Blizzard Brings Odd NFL Game: Free, And Far From Home

Monday night's game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets is being played in Michigan, and tickets are being given away at no charge. Some Bills players began their trips on snowmobiles.

House Panel Finds 'No Intelligence Failure' Before Benghazi Attack

The final report by the House Intelligence Committee concludes the CIA "ensured sufficient security for CIA facilities in Benghazi and ... bravely assisted the State Department" on Sept. 11, 2012.

Kerry, Iranian Counterpart Meet Again In Nuclear Talks

Diplomats are meeting in Vienna ahead of Monday's deadline to reach an accord on Iran's nuclear program. NPR's Peter Kenyon notes that there is speculation over who is offering a last-minute proposal.

Obama's Immigration Moves Do Little To Help Businesses, Groups Say

The actions do make it easier for people with work visas to move between jobs. But they don't address something employers have long pushed for: an increase in visas for low- and high-skilled workers.

These 'True Tales' Add Nuance To The Immigration Discussion

President Obama announced an executive action on immigration this week. For an in-depth look at the issue, author Gustavo Arellano recommends two nonfiction collections about Mexican immigrants.

Electric Bikes, On A Roll In Europe, Start To Climb In U.S.

Electric bicycles have been popular in Europe for some time. But recently there has been a surge in U.S. sales amid changing perceptions that e-bikes aren't just for the elderly.

An Ebola Clinic Figures Out A Way To Start Beating The Odds

Staff members at a clinic in Sierra Leone were told to minimize treatments and expect few survivors. But they refused to follow that plan and came up with a safe way to boost the survival rate.

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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.


Special Coverage Sections

  • 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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