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Health Care

The Healthiest Water Ever? Maybe Not

January 8, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

"Raw water" enthusiasts are seeking health benefits from unfiltered, untreated H2O.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Health Care

Patients Forgetting Medication Can Be Costly, Fatal. Is Tech The Answer?

January 4, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Every year, thousands of people die because they take their medication incorrectly or forget to take it at all. Tech companies think pill- producing robots and 'smart' prescription bottles could hold the answer.

Ezra David Romero / Capital Public Radio


New Rule Has Old-School Light Bulbs Vanishing From California Store Shelves

January 2, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Old-school light bulbs, known for their warm color, will start disappearing off store shelves this week because of a new state rule.

Photo illustration, Chris Hagan / Capital Public Radio

State Government

It's Now Legal To Buy Pot In California, But Red Tape Could Slow Supply Chain

January 1, 2018 | Julia Mitric

California has launched a legal marijuana marketplace. Many inside and outside the cannabis industry likened the regulation efforts to building a plane while flying it. So how bumpy will this ride be?

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Pot Retailers Face Challenges As They Prep For California Marketplace

December 11, 2017 | Julia Mitric

Now that California has released applications for cannabis dispensaries, retailers are scrambling to get their ducks in a row so they can open their doors come January.

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Analysts Worry Calif. Climate Change Program Is Doing Too Well

December 5, 2017 | Ben Bradford

The recent success of California’s signature climate change program, cap-and-trade, creates a paradox: Blockbuster returns from the program now may ultimately undermine the state’s ambitious goals for cutting emissions.

Al Gibes / Capital Public Radio

Business Journal: CIM, Major League Soccer, Buckhorn Grill

December 1, 2017 | Steve Milne

The annual California International Marathon in Sacramento this Sunday is expected to have an $11 million economic impact on the region. The Sacramento Business Journal's Sonya Sorich has the details, plus news about Buckhorn Grill expanding.

Melissa Bosworth / Capital Public Radio / File


California Asks Pot Dispensaries To Pay Taxes Before Getting Seller's Permit

November 27, 2017 | Daniel Potter

The Department of Tax and Fee Administration is asking marijuana dispensaries who have years of unpaid taxes to pay up before getting a seller's permit.

 Keith Srakocic / AP


California's Jobless Rate Drops Slightly To 4.9 Percent

November 17, 2017 | Chris Nichols

California employers added nearly 32,000 jobs in October, according to state figures released today.

Sammy Caiola / Capital Public Radio

Health Care

Pot For Pets? UC Davis Study Looks Into Safety, Efficacy

November 16, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

There are a lot of cannabis products on the market for pets, but scientists aren't sure exactly what they do.

Rocco Fazzari / ICIJ

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Reveal Explains Revelations From The Paradise Papers

November 7, 2017 | Chris Remington

A leaked trove of documents shows massive amounts of money is being funneled through tax havens in island countries and draws connections between members of the Trump administration and Russian officials.

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