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Folsom Dam Improvements Ahead Of Schedule, Causing More Emissions
Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Construction is ahead of schedule on improvements to Folsom Dam. Drought conditions at Folsom Lake mean work crews can get more done. But the increased activity is creating more air pollution than anticipated.


Junction Fire Near Yosemite National Park Triggers Air Alert
Tue, Aug 19, 2014

The Junction Fire in Madera County just outside Yosemite National Park has prompted an air alert by the regional pollution control district.


State Pension Committee Approves Retirement Compensation Proposals
Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Temporarily promoted new hires would be factored into how the California Public Employees’ Retirement System calculates its pensions under a vote Tuesday of a CalPERS Committee.


Bright Green Paint Marks The Way For Sac State Cyclists
Mon, Aug 18, 2014

Sacramento State has become quite a bit greener in the last couple of weeks. Crews have been painting miles of new lime-green bike lanes and striping on roads and paths on campus.


California Legislature Enters Final Two weeks
Mon, Aug 18, 2014

In just two weeks the California legislature will adjourn for the rest of the year. That means lawmakers have to act fast to finish their work


GOP: Reverse Budget Reserve Restriction On School Districts
Mon, Aug 18, 2014

Legislative Republicans are calling on Democrats to reverse a law included in this year’s California budget package that restricts the ability of school districts to build large reserves.


Theatre Review: The Golden State
Mon, Aug 18, 2014

Writers have been poking fun at selfish, money-hoarding misers for centuries. One classic comedy from the 1600’s by French playwright Moliere is getting a contemporary California update by Main Street Theatre Works in Jackson.


Lake Tahoe Researchers Seek Donations To Expand Data Collection Efforts
Mon, Aug 18, 2014

The most-detailed data collection effort along the shores of Lake Tahoe is underway and researchers are asking for donations to expand it.


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No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2

A coffee entrepreneur claims his brew is different — and better — than the trendy civet poop coffee. And it starts with the idea that elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores.


From A Father And Son, What It Means To Be A Military Man

Enlisting has been a rite of passage for men in the Pierce family since the Civil War. And as America has changed, Mark Pierce and his son Jeremy explain, what it means to serve has, too.


Supreme Court Steps In To Put Hold On Va. Same-Sex Marriage Licences

The Supreme Court has stayed a Virginia court's ruling which ended the state's ban on same-sex marriages.


Many Seek Justice In Ferguson, Mo., But Will Have To Wait Awhile

Demonstrators want an indictment of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this month. But investigations — one of them a federal civil rights case — can take weeks, if not months.


SeaWorld Won't Appeal Ban On Trainers Performing With Orcas

The theme-park company received a citation in 2010 after a whale named Tilikum killed a trainer. Since then, SeaWorld has planned upgrades to its facilities and training. But it still faces criticism.


In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options

The U.S. could aid moderate rebels. It could bomb militants of the Islamic State. Or it could sit on the sidelines as the war plays out. There are many choices, but none appears promising.


EPA Wades Into Water Fight With Farmers

The EPA wants to "clarify" the scope of its oversight of water under the Clean Water Act. Big farm groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation call this a power grab that would place every ditch and mud puddle under federal regulation, forcing farmers to get permits for small trenches around the farm.


Remembering James Foley, A Journalist Who Made His Life In War Zones

American James Foley, who was executed by Islamist militants, had been working for GlobalPost when he disappeared in 2012. GlobalPost CEO Phil Balboni speaks about about Foley and his work.


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