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Bills Aim To Get Butte County ‘Back On Our Feet’ After Camp Fire

December 7, 2018 | Chris Nichols

Two bills proposed this week by California lawmakers seek to help with the long-term recovery in Butte County and replace local tax dollars lost due to the fire.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Misner & Smith Performing At Capital Stage This Weekend

December 7, 2018

We revisit Misner & Smith’s latest record “Headwaters” on Insight Music before their special performance at Capital Stage this weekend.

California Is 1 Of Only 8 States Without A System To Track Students from Pre-K To The Workforce. Why?

December 6, 2018 | Nadine Sebai

One of Governor-elect Gavin Newsom's education goals is to establish a data system that tracks kids from early childhood through college and into the workforce. It's been a topic of conversation for over a decade, yet a system still doesn't exist.

(Paul Kitagaki Jr. / The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool)

Suspected Golden State Killer To Keep Public Defender

December 6, 2018

Joseph DeAngelo, a former police officer suspected of being the Golden State Killer and East Area Rapist, could be required to reimburse the county to the extent he is able after the trial, Judge Michael Sweet said in Sacramento Superior Court.

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Contentious California Plan To Expand Housing Near Transit Gets New Life

December 6, 2018 | Randol White

A bill designed to increase housing near transit stops in California died quickly last spring. Now, it's back in the fall with a new name and more support.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sound Advice: K-ZAP Holiday Gift Ideas

December 6, 2018

K-ZAP host Dennis Newhall recommends box sets for the record collector in your family this holiday season.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Jessica Malone Launches Her Live Album

December 6, 2018

Jessica Malone will release her live album recorded earlier this summer at Harlow’s at a record release party this weekend.

Courtesy of Susie Kocher

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree To Help Prevent Wildfires

December 6, 2018

CapRadio’s environment reporter Ezra David Romero joins us to discuss his latest feature on using Christmas tree permit programs to thin forests and manage wildfires.

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New Study Explains Creation Of Carr Fire's Deadly 'Firenado'

December 6, 2018

(AP) — A rare fire tornado that raged during this summer's deadly Carr Fire near Redding was created by a combination of scorching weather, erratic winds and an ice-topped cloud that towered miles into the atmosphere, according to a new study.

Courtesy of Susie Kocher

Environment

Will More Permits To Chop Down Christmas Trees Help Thin California Forests And Prevent Wildfires?

December 5, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Every holiday season, the Forest Service allows the public to cut down a number of trees for a small fee. Some experts say this practice could be ramped up to help thin the state’s dense forests.

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