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California Chief Justice Says Immigrant Arrests At Courthouses 'Making Us Unsafe'

March 29, 2017 | Chris Nichols

Immigration arrests outside courthouses "are perfectly legal" but are "making us unsafe." That was the reaction Wednesday by the chief justice of the California Supreme Court to recent comments by the head of U.S. immigration enforcement.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Brown, Democratic Lawmakers Announce Transportation Funding Deal

March 29, 2017 | Ben Adler

California Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders announce a transportation funding deal this afternoon.

Vanessa S. Nelson / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Trump Immigration Chief Faces Hostile Crowd At Sacramento Forum

March 29, 2017 | Ben Bradford

The head of U.S. immigration enforcement defended recent deportations in California in front of a heated crowd in Sacramento.

Vanessa S. Nelson / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

ICE Chief Thomas Homan And Sac Sheriff Scott Jones Met With Hostile Crowd At Forum, Defend Federal Immigration Policies

March 29, 2017

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Chief Thomas Homan was met with hostile words and emotions at a community forum organized by Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones Tuesday night. CapRadio's Ben Bradford was there and shares what he reported.

US Fish and Wildlife


California Lawmakers Will Hear About Dire State Of Fishing Industry

March 28, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Fishermen plan to brief lawmakers at an annual joint hearing Wednesday on the state of the industry. The outlook is bleak as fisherman are dealing with very low salmon populations.

Jonathan Ayestas / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

What Comes Next After GOP Health Care Defeat

March 28, 2017

The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Ben Adler for our signature segment.

PolitiFact California

Dispelling Myths About Millennials And Homeownership

March 27, 2017 | Chris Nichols

PolitiFact California explores some common myths about millennials and homeownership. Are millennials simply not motivated to enter the market? And when they do, are they shunning the suburbs in favor of urban neighborhoods? 

State Government

Bill Would Give Tax Breaks For Shelter Pet Adoption

March 27, 2017 | Sally Schilling

The Republican-sponsored bill would allow people to deduct up to $100 on their income taxes to cover adoption fees for animals more than four years old.

State Government

Bill To Increase Welfare Payments Stalls In California Assembly

March 27, 2017 | Ben Bradford

The bill would increase welfare payments for Californians when they complete educational degrees. In an unusual twist, it’s Democrats who blocked the bill and a Republican who authored it.

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