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State Government

Dave Cogdill, 66, Remembered For Role In 2009 California Budget Deal

July 24, 2017 | Ben Adler

The former California Senate Republican Leader who was kicked out of his post after negotiating a budget deal at the height of the state’s fiscal crisis died over the weekend.

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Food and Sustainability

Rice Growers In Sacramento Valley Could Export Product To China

July 24, 2017 | Randol White

For the first time in history, an agreement is in place that gives U.S. rice growers access to China, the world's largest consumer of rice.

San Joaquin County Begins Road Repair Projects After Recent Gas Tax Increase

July 24, 2017 | Rich Ibarra

Caltrans is spending $43 million in expediting construction on road repair projects after recent gas tax increase.

State Government

Congress Advances Proposal To Preempt Calif. Regulations On Self-Driving Cars

July 24, 2017 | Daniel Potter

Dozens of companies are permitted to test self-driving cars on California roads. The proposal would let federal officials decide what designs to allow.

Food and Sustainability

Forecast Predicts Biggest Harvest Ever For California Almond Growers

July 24, 2017 | Rich Ibarra

California almond growers are looking at the biggest crop ever according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Remembering End Of Life Option Act Advocate Elizabeth Wallner

July 24, 2017

Beth Ruyak gives an update on Elizabeth Wallner, the high-profile activist who advocated for California's End of Life Option Act.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Amy Seiwert Takes Over Sacramento Ballet

July 24, 2017

Amy Seiwert was announced as the new artistic director of the Sacramento Ballet earlier this month. As a former dancer herself, she approaches the job from a unique position.

Classical

Artist of the Week: Daniel Hope

July 24, 2017 | Kevin Doherty

Daniel Hope is one of the hardest working musicians on the scene today. He's an acclaimed violinist, a producer, a radio host and more. And this week, this adventurous performer is our Artist of the Week!

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Giant Firefighting Bomber Grounded

July 22, 2017 | Bob Moffitt

2009 marked the first time a giant Boeing 747 dropped a load of bright pink retardant on a fire in California. While the 747 is not currently an option for fighting fires in the state, another of these planes may soon be certified.

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