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Business

January 22, 2021

Mike Hagerty

Business Journal: Some Sacramento-Area Restaurants Are Surviving The Pandemic

With the shifting coronavirus restrictions in California, many local restaurants have had to make the hard decision to close over the past year. But some have survived due to support from the community.

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Environment

January 22, 2021

Nina Sparling

As Californians Rack Up $1 Billion in Water Debt, Advocates Fear Relief Could Come Too Late

California has a big water debt problem — and it’s having a disproportionate impact on Black and Latinx households.

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Biden’s Climate Orders Help California, But Will Also Challenge The State To Do Better, Experts Say

President Joe Biden signed a flurry of executive orders to help curb climate change. But his orders also challenge California — one of the country’s leaders on climate action — to do better.

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Health Care

January 21, 2021

Sammy Caiola

Sacramento County Is Expanding Vaccinations At Cal Expo, But Not Yet For The General Public

Sacramento County recently started vaccinating frontline workers at Cal Expo. They say the site will eventually be open for people over age 65, though it’s not clear when enough doses will be available to have people sign up for appointments.

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High-Speed Rail In California Moves Along, But Slowly

Public transportation like buses, subways and light rail aren’t the only travel methods affected by the pandemic — California’s High-Speed Rail construction has also been slowed down. But the project's director says that could be speeding up soon.

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NPRCoronavirus Updates

U.S. Tops 25 Million Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

January 24, 2021

The devastating news comes almost one year to the day after the first case of the virus was detected in the country, and as officials warn the situation will only grow worse before it gets better.

NPRBook Reviews

For January, 3 Romances That Prove Love Is Ageless

January 24, 2021

This month, you're never too old — or too young — for a Happy Ever After, whether you're a 50-something entrepreneur, a beauty influencer or a teenager working hard at the family restaurant.