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State Government

Are 'Berniecrats' The 'Tea Party' Of The Calif. Democrats?

May 25, 2017 | Ben Bradford

California Democrats are experiencing a case of “be careful what you wish for.” The party has seen a surge of new, young activists enter the political process due to the presidential candidacy of Senator Bernie Sanders last year.

Mark J. Terrill / AP

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Calif. Democrats Grapple With The Rise Of The Berniecrats

May 25, 2017

The divide within the California Democratic Party between the liberal establishment and hardline progressive appears to be growing larger. State government reporter Ben Bradford has a report from the weekend’s contentious convention.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Best-Selling Author Edan Lepucki Returns To American River College For SummerWords 2017

May 25, 2017

Edan Lepucki will be teaching two workshops for aspiring authors for SummerWords 2017 at American River College this weekend. She’ll be featured on a panel Friday afternoon talking about creating compelling characters.

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

State Government

Democrats Defend Orange County Senator Facing Recall Effort

May 24, 2017 | Ben Bradford

Freshman state Senator Josh Newman is facing a recall effort in Orange County, where Republicans are looking to take the seat back. But state Democratic leaders are making efforts to protect Newman -- and their two-thirds majority.

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Local Counties Saw Double-Digit Increases In Home Values, Decreases In Sales Volume

May 24, 2017 | Steve Milne

Some Sacramento area counties saw double-digit increases in home values and decreases in sales volume last month.

Nicole Beaulac / Flickr

Dead Bird In Sacramento Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

May 24, 2017 | Steve Milne

A dead bird found in Sacramento's Rosemont area has tested positive for West Nile virus. That's word Wednesday from the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District.

Oroville Spillway Repair Project Moves Into Heavy-Construction Phase

May 24, 2017 | Randol White

The project to get Lake Oroville's damaged spillway functional by November 1 is moving into its heavy-construction phase.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Pension Problem Looms For Sacramento

May 24, 2017

The City of Sacramento's unfunded pension liability is currently $718 million. The City Council has proposed spending $5 million this year to bolster a rainy day fun or to help pay down the pension debt.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

PolitiFact: California Gas Tax, Medicaid And Russia Investigation

May 24, 2017

PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols discusses his newest fact check of claims about California’s new gas tax. He also has two national fact checks for us to explore.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Council Presents Wish List To Sacramento City Manager

May 23, 2017

The City of Sacramento has an extra $20 million and money from taxpayer-approved Measure U to spend this year. The city council has told City Manager Howard Chan how they would like him to spend it as he prepares the annual budget.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

New Council Hours Cause Uproar

May 23, 2017 | Bob Moffitt

Some of the Sacramento City Council's most frequent attendees are displease with the new meeting hours. Most of the council says the changes are intended to help people avoid the need to sit through a full meeting to make a comment.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio / File

State Government

Assembly Dems Lay Out Budget Priorities

May 23, 2017 | Ben Adler

Child care, preschool and after school programs. Medi-Cal provider rates. And an expansion of California’s “Earned Income Tax Credit.” Those programs would get higher state funding under the spending plan put forth this week by Assembly Democrats.

Arrested Black Lives Matters Protesters Accuse San Joaquin DA Office Of Racial Bias

May 23, 2017

Black Lives Matters protesters arrested in Stockton accuse the San Joaquin District Attorney’s Office of racial bias.

Health Care

Patients, Nurses Call For More Regulation Of Dialysis Clinics

May 23, 2017 | Sally Schilling

A group of patients and nurses is calling for more regulation of dialysis clinics which they claim are often operating under unsafe conditions.

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