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  • Small Quake Rattles California Wine Country

    Thursday, November 27, 2014

    (AP) — Authorities say a magnitude 3.1 earthquake rattledNapa County wine country in California, but no injuries or property damage was immediately reported.

  • Report: Home Prices Plateauing

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    New research out today suggests the value of your home may not be rising as fast as it once was.

Sacramento Offers Free Parking Evenings/Weekends Through Holidays
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Thanksgiving to Christmas is called the "holiday season," but in parts of the City of Sacramento, it's also "free-parking season."


Advocates Say More Immigrants Eligible For Medi-Cal
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Immigrant advocates say more undocumented Californians will be eligible for Medi-Cal under President Barack Obama’s recent executive action.


Sacramento Religious Leaders React To Ferguson Decision
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Sacramento religious leaders say what's happening in Ferguson could happen anywhere, including the Sacramento area.


Ferguson Documents: Officer Darren Wilson's Testimony
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Wilson told a grand jury in September that Michael Brown punched him twice in the face and "the third one could be fatal if he hit me right." The grand jury declined to charge him in Brown's death.


Ferguson Smolders After Grand Jury's Decision Not To Indict officer
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

St. Louis County's police chief said the unrest is "much worse" than the violence in August, when officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, 18.


Aerial Mulching To Begin In King Fire Burn Area
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

The US Forest Service will begin aerial mulching on Friday on 1200 acres of land scorched by the King Fire.


Theatre Review: Kate
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

More than a decade after her death, actress Katherine Hepburn remains a vivid personality. The Sacramento Theatre Company is premiering a play based on Hepburn's life, with noted actress Janis Stevens.


AAA: Surge In Thanksgiving Holiday Travel
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

The number of Californians hitting-the-roads and taking to the skies over the Thanksgiving weekend is expected to be the highest it’s been in seven years.


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Thailand Blocks Access To Damaging Human Rights Report

U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said this week that six months after a coup toppled the country's elected government, the regime arrests its opponents and censors the media.


In A Land Of Few Christians, Pope Will Reach Out To Muslims In Turkey

Pope Francis will meet with Turkey's Muslim leaders and the head of the Orthodox Church in what may be the most challenging trip of his young papacy.


WTO Members Approve Historic Trade Deal

The World Trade Organization's 160 members unanimously approved a first-ever multilateral trade deal which the group believes will boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually.


Sun, Sand And Offshore Drilling In Spain's Famed Canary Islands

Highly reliant on oil imports, Spain's government is encouraging oil exploration off the coast of the Canary Islands. But locals say the drilling threatens the natural attractions that draw tourists.


Indian Investigators Deny Village Girls Were Raped, Murdered

Villagers said the two "untouchable" caste girls were gang-raped and then hanged from a tree in May, but the country's equivalent of the FBI now says there was no rape and that they hanged themselves.


For P.D. James, A Good Mystery Celebrated Human Intelligence

The British author of best-selling detective stories has died at age 94. "In a sense, the detective story is a small celebration of reason and order in our very disorderly world," she told NPR.


Attacks In The Afghan Capital Kill 5

A suicide bomb attack on a British diplomatic vehicle killed five people, including a British national. Later, a blast and gunfire were heard in the city's diplomatic area.


Wacky Wrestlers Of Yesteryear

In America, there's a fine line between gimmicky wrestling and performance art.


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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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  • 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.

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    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.

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    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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