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Men Earn On Average $20,000 A Year More Than Women At Sacramento City Hall

January 16, 2018 | Nick Miller | Bob Moffitt

Male workers earn on average $20,000 more annually than women, and white staffers $19,000 per year than workers-of-color and minority employees.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Wayne Thiebaud Exhibit Opens in Davis

January 16, 2018 | Jen Picard

Shrem Museum Director Rachel Teagle explores legendary Sacramento pop-artist Wayne Thiebaud's work from 1958 to 1968.

Rich Ibarra / Capital Public Radio

Stockton Animal Shelter Offers Free Adoptions For Some Dogs

January 15, 2018 | Rich Ibarra

Stockton’s Animal Shelter is offering up some dogs free for adoption as the canine population swells.

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Health Care

New California Bills Address Growing Valley Fever Problem

January 15, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

The number of statewide Valley Fever cases has reached its highest since the state began tracking the disease. Public health officials, patient groups and now lawmakers are looking for new ways to prevent and diagnose it.

Mike Balsamo / AP Photo

Residents Grieve And Commit To Rebuilding After Mudslides

January 15, 2018

(AP) — At the end of a heartbreaking week that saw deadly mudslides kill at least 20, residents of Montecito gathered to grieve, pay tribute to victims and commit to rebuilding their cherished community on the Southern California coast.

Michael J. Nevins / US Army Corps Of Engineers

Regional Trail Segment Near Truckee Clears Key Environmental Assessment

January 14, 2018 | Randol White

Trail work could soon begin on a project designed to connect the Town of Truckee with the Tahoe Basin.

Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP Photo

Frustrations, Tragedy Mount For California Mudslide Town

January 12, 2018

(AP) - Most of the people of Montecito are now under orders to stay out of town for two weeks. And search-and-rescue workers found the 18th person killed in the disaster, an 87-year-old man discovered Friday in his home.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Too $hort Out, Gospel Choir In At #MeToo Era's First Big California Capitol Party

January 12, 2018 | Ben Adler

Hundreds of California lawmakers and Sacramento politicos partied hard Thursday night at the annual Tribal Bash. But this year, amid the #MeToo movement, organizers made some pretty big changes — even at the very last minute.

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Business Journal: Moonraker, Moksa, Dogtopia, Broken Arrow Ranch

January 12, 2018 | Steve Milne

The beer business might be getting tougher, but that's not the case for all Sacramento area breweries. The Sacramento Business Journal's Digital Editor Sonya Sorich tells us about Moonraker Brewing Company's plan to expand in Auburn.

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State Government

A Bill To Expand Rent Control Fails To Pass Housing Committee

January 11, 2018 | Sally Schilling

A bill to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act, which prohibits rent control on housing built after 1995, fell one vote shy of passing the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Health Care

California Clinics Fret As Federal Funding Deadline Looms

January 11, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Congress has just a few days left to approve funding for community health centers. Many have already made contingency plans in case their budgets take a hit.

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Stockton Police Seek Help In Locating Missing Twins, Parents Give Conflicting Statements

January 11, 2018 | Rich Ibarra

The search is on in Stockton for missing twins, a boy and a girl, only 20 months old. The parents are giving conflicting statements and refusing to cooperate.

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Environment

UC Davis Research Suggests Poisoning of Owls In Illegal Marijuana Farms

January 11, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Many illegal marijuana grows in Northern California use rat poison to protect their crops, but new UC Davis research suggests that owls hunting in them are testing positive for rodenticides.

Stock / Capital Public Radio

Renting A Home More Affordable Than Buying In Sacramento

January 11, 2018 | Steve Milne

It may not seem like it if you're struggling to pay the rent, but Sacramento County is the least expensive place to rent in the state, at least compared to wages.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Once More, With Feeling: Brown Again Urges Fiscal Prudence In Final Budget Proposal

January 11, 2018 | Ben Adler

Gov. Jerry Brown begins his last year in office with California revenues gushing in by the billions. Yet with his trademark warnings of fiscal prudence, he once again sought to set an austere tone for the budget debate that will stretch into June.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: Gov. Brown's Final Budget

January 11, 2018 | Chris Remington

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler recaps Gov. Jerry Brown's final California budget proposal.

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