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  • Study: Causes Of Drought Linked To Climate Change

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    The drought currently hitting California is one of the worst in state history. A new study by climate scientists at Stanford links the cause of the drought to climate change.

  • Busy Bill Signing Weekend For Governor Brown

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    Governor Jerry Brown signed dozens of bills over the weekend, from measures dealing with schools and education to prison sentencing for drug offenders.

  • California Burning: Northern Californians Prepare For Megafires

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    A year after the Sierra Nevada's largest wildfire ever and in the midst of a severe drought we examine how northern Californians are coping with the increased threat of megafires. Part 1 of our 5-part series and mulitmedia project California Burning.

  • Andrew Nixon, Capital Public Radio

    Brown Signs Variety Of Bills

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    California lawmakers, interest groups and journalists are eagerly waiting to see which bills Governor Jerry Brown will sign as he attends to the hundreds that still sit on his desk.

  • Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio

    Tight Race For California School Superintendent

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    The State Superintendent of Public Instruction is one of the lesser know offices in California. But it’s one of the closest races in an otherwise quiet election season.

  • Rich Pedroncelli / AP

    Kashkari's Toy Train Smash? How About A Car...Or A Toilet

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari's offer to give $25 gas cards to Californians who smash toy trains at an event today in Burbank isn't the first political stunt from a campaign looking for media attention.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Using Calculators To Fight King Fire

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    Firefighters with hoses and axes are a common and expected sight at wildfires. But there’s an entire team of people working behind the fire lines. Among them are men and women who make sure the bills get paid so the trucks can keep rolling.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Unemployment Rate Unchanged Despite 44,000 New Jobs

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    California’s gain of 44,200 jobs last month wasn’t enough to nudge the state’s unemployment rate down. It held steady at 7.4 percent for the third straight month, despite August posting California’s strongest job growth since April.

  • Nick Ut / AP

    Capitol Roundup: Wright Resigns, Brown To Sign Groundwater Bills

    Monday, September 15, 2014

    Democrat Rod Wright is resigning from the California state Senate after a judge sentenced him to 90 months in jail for lying about where he lived. Meanwhile, Gov. Jerry Brown is set to sign what he calls "historic" groundwater legislation Tuesday.

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  • Capitol Chat: Debate

    Thursday, September 04, 2014

    Tonight, Gov. Jerry Brown and Neel Kashkari will face off in the only debate in this year's gubernatorial contest.

  • Capitol Chat: State Controller's Recount

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler checks in to talk about a new PPIC report and about the possible ramifications of John Pérez calling off his recount effort in the California State Controller race this week.

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