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State Government

California To Designate 'Opportunity Zones' To Spur Investment In Low-Income Communities

March 5, 2018 | Chris Nichols

Areas with poverty rates of at least 20 percent are eligible.

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Business Journal: Marijuana Business Park, Food Factory, The UV

March 2, 2018 | Steve Milne

A new marijuana business park could be coming to Sacramento. The proposed project would likely have about 160 employees. The Sacramento Business Journal's Sonya Sorich has the story, plus news about Food Factory, a new place for restaurant startups.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Bill Would Boost Privacy For California Marijuana Customers

February 19, 2018 | Chris Nichols

The bill has no ability to prevent federal authorities from seizing customer information, but could slow the flow of unwanted junk mail.

Sammy Caiola / Capital Public Radio


In Quiet Curtis Park, One Pot Grower Looks To Become Part Of The Neighborhood

January 29, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

What happens when a small marijuana cultivation business tries to legally launch in a residential area?

Sammy Caiola

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.

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.

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