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October 29, 2020

Nina Sparling

Shasta County Supervisor Candidate Supports State of Jefferson, Outraises Opponent

A vast swath of far northern California reaching into Oregon has been working to create a 51st State in the West for decades. And this year the so-called State of Jefferson is turning attention to local elections.

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Experts And Advocates Are Calling 2020 The 'Climate Election'

Wildfires and hurricanes have been ravaging the country and the Trump administration has been rolling back many environmental protections. As a result, experts and advocates are calling this moment in history the "climate election."

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Health Care

October 29, 2020

Sammy Caiola

California’s Latinos Grapple With COVID, And Extraordinary Grief

Thousands of Latino Californians are grappling with not only the loss of a loved one from COVID-19, but the inability to say goodbye. Recent polling suggests almost a third of Latinx residents know someone who has died of the virus.

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October 28, 2020

Sarah Mizes-Tan

North Sacramento Voters Didn’t Turn Out in March. Will They Show Up In November?

The city of Sacramento’s District 2 historically has had low voter turn-out. Community organizations are working to change that this November.

Photo by Bryan Hainer


October 28, 2020

New Classical Tracks: EDM Mixes With Classical Music On Michael Torke's 'Being'

Composers can find inspiration in many places. This week on New Classical Tracks, composer Michael Torke talks about how his release, 'Being,' blends classical styling with EDM.

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Gray Wolves To Be Removed From Endangered Species List

October 29, 2020

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is removing federal protections for gray wolves in the contiguous U.S., saying the species' recovery is a success. Wildlife groups are promising to sue.


Here's How NPR Reports Election Results

October 29, 2020

The network relies on results and race calls from The Associated Press for the presidential race, other federal elections and statewide contests.