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  • Reno Clinic Begins Expansion

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    A low-income clinic in Reno has begun a $13 million expansion that will allow it to treat nearly 2,000 more patients than it can at present.

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    US Forest Service & Environmentalists Settle Lawsuit

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    A legal battle between conservation groups and the US Forest Service over management of the Sierra Nevada national forests has come to an end. The groups have reached a settlement after nearly a decade.

  • Theatre Review: The Grapes Of Wrath

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    John Steinbeck’s classic novel of poverty and migration marks its 75th anniversary this year. The Sacramento Theater Company is staging a theatrical version of this famous American saga, including new music by Misner and Smith.

  • Andrew Nixon, Capital Public Radio

    Brown Retains Lead, Prop 2 Gains Support

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Governor Jerry Brown is retaining his lead and the political ads blanketing California’s airwaves may be having an effect on voters.

  • Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

    California Still At Risk Of Floods During Drought

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    If a flood were to hit Twitchell Island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta it would threaten much of California’s water supply. It’s why emergency management agencies are holding flood-fighting exercises during a drought.

Soldier Killed, Suspect Dead In Shooting Near Canadian Parliament
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

The Canadian Parliament building was on lockdown as authorities searched for more possible gunmen. The country had already been on high alert after an attack earlier in the week against two Canadian soldiers.


Up Against the Ceiling: Getting Women Ready For Battle
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

For various reasons a lot of women have trouble seeing themselves in political office. We'll look at the effort to recruit and elect more women in the second part of our series,Up Against the Ceiling: The Push for More Women in California Politics.


El Dorado County Ballot Measure Would Link Cost Of Fighting Wildfire To Property Taxes
Wed, Oct 22, 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.


Memorial Service Held For Pilot Killed In Crash During Dog Rock Fire
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Firefighters and family members held a tribute Tuesday for the pilot who was killed in a crash during the Dog Rock Fire.


Nevada Issues 255 Gay Marriage Licenses In 1 Week
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

(AP) -- About 255 same-sex couples sought marriage licenses in Nevada in the first week after the marriages were ruled legal.


Governor Brown Meets With Health Officials to Prepare for Possible Ebola Case
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

On Tuesday, the Governor met with a group of nurses from the California Nurses Association, which wants to go above and beyond new safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control.


Drone Conference In Reno Focuses On Farming
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

An unmanned aerial vehicle conference in Reno is focussing on helping farmers survive in the drought.


Study: 181 California Dams Key For Fish Survival
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

UC Davis researchers have identified 'high priority' dams in California where releasing water may be a key for the survival of native fish species.


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Frank Mankiewicz, Aide Who Announced Robert Kennedy's Death, Dies

The journalist, political aide and author was Kennedy's press secretary when he died in 1968. Mankiewicz also ran Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign. He died Thursday night at the age of 90.


Recently Returned From Africa, Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola At NYC Hospital

A doctor, identified as Craig Spencer, who had worked in Ebola-stricken countries with Doctors Without Borders, had been monitoring his health and arrived at the hospital today with a fever.


Criticized Over Missing Mexican Students, Governor Of Guerrero Will Step Down

Angel Aguirre had been under growing pressure to step down as the investigation of the student's disappearance dragged on.


EU Leaders Agree To Cut Emissions By At Least 40 Percent

The president of the European Council said the agreement marked the "world's most ambitious" energy policy. Environmentalists worry it still falls short of what's needed to curb global warming.


Calling 911 On Your Cell? It's Harder To Find You Than You Think

If you call 911 from inside a tall building, emergency responders may have difficulty finding you. Cellphone GPS technology currently doesn't work well indoors — but the FCC hopes to change that.


Second White House Fence Jumper Had Been Arrested Before

Dominic Adesanya, 23, has been charged with two misdemeanors. Adesanya was stopped on the White House lawn by two Secret Service dogs.


Park Service Construction Damaged Native American Burial Sites

National Park Service officials approved $3 million in illegal construction projects over a decade that damaged one of the nation's most sacred American Indian burial sites in northeast Iowa.


How 'Foodies' Were Duped Into Thinking McDonald's Was High-End Food

A viral video shows people lauding fare billed as an "organic" fast-food option that was actually McDonald's. It wasn't just pranksters playing tricks on these poor folks, but maybe their brains, too.


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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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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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