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Second Murder-Suicide In Five Months Casts Violent Shadow On Amador County

September 4, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

These crimes cause a huge ripple through communities, and are often just the tip of the iceberg for deeper problems in broken families.

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Underdog Amador Buffaloes Making The Most Of Their Opportunity

December 2, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

This Saturday, Amador High School travels to San Francisco in an attempt to continue a season that includes a first-ever section title and a real lift for a community. The winner of the game goes on to play in the Northern California championship.

Jackson's Argonaut Mine Added To Superfund List

September 7, 2016 | Steve Milne

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today added an historic Amador County gold mine to the list of the nation's worst toxic sites. Argonaut Mine is located west of downtown Jackson. It operated from the 1850s to the early 1940s.

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Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva, Attorneys File Motions To Dismiss Case

September 7, 2016

Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva returned to court Wednesday in Amador County on charges of providing alcohol to minors and recording a game of strip poker with teens at a summer camp last year.

Grand Jury Report Critical Of Amador County School Board

June 29, 2016 | Steve Milne

A grand jury report finds that the head of a school board in the Sierra Nevada repeatedly intimidated staff.

Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio


Groundwater Supply Improved At Amador County Vineyards

April 22, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Water supply was a worry in 2015 at two vineyards in Amador County that rely on groundwater. But after a near-normal winter in northern California, the grape growers are breathing a sigh of relief – at least for this season.



EPA Proposes Adding California Mine Site To Superfund List

April 7, 2016 | Amy Quinton

The US EPA is proposing to add an old gold mining site in the Sierra foothill town of Jackson to its list of Superfund sites.

Dr. Edwin P. Ewing, Jr. / CDC

Measles Scare Spreads To Amador, Calaveras Counties

April 6, 2016 | Steve Milne

Calaveras and Amador county health officials say they're working to ensure no local people were infected with measles after a Nevada County child diagnosed with the disease traveled through the area.

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Doctors Studying High Thyroid Cancer Rates In Gold Country

February 16, 2016 | Steve Milne

Researchers say some foothill communities in the Sacramento region have rates of advanced thyroid cancer well above the national average. They’re looking at possible environmental links.

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