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  • City Hopes To Minimize Fix50 Effects

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    During the Fix50 highway construction project, the City of Sacramento will be trying to minimize congestion throughout the city. The City says fewer drivers on the road is the most important thing that can be done to reduce traffic on city streets.

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    Back to Work for Calif. Lawmakers After Spring Break

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    More than 50 committee hearings, ethics training and a new special legislative session are on the docket for California lawmakers this week as they return to the Capitol following their spring break.

  • Marijuana Retailers Leasing Reno Properties

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    What some are calling a “Green Rush” is underway in Reno as marijuana growers and retailers snap up properties to start up dispensaries The investors are pushing up prices for retail space.

  • By Curtis Jerome Haynes

    Spring Rain And Snow Bring Increased Water Allocations

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    Rain and snow may not have pushed California out of its drought, but the late season precipitation will mean a little more water for State Water Project users. There is also relief for some federal Central Valley Project users.

  • Theatre Review: The Vanishing Point

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    The current show at Sacramento’s California Stage is set in Louisiana bayous. It contrasts an aging Cajun shrimper with his sons. Critic Jeff Hudson reviews The Vanishing Point.

Study: High Levels Of Mercury Found In Some Yosemite National Park Fish
Fri, Apr 18, 2014

(AP) -- A study published by the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Serve has found high levels of mercury in fish caught in remote areas of national parks in the West and Alaska including Yosemite National Park.


Poll: Most Californians Support Public Preschool
Fri, Apr 18, 2014

A new Field Poll finds most California voters support public preschool for all four-year-olds.


Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
Fri, Apr 18, 2014

(AP) -- A powerful, magnitude-7.2 earthquake has shaken central and southern Mexico.


Legislation Would Protect Communities From Oil Train Accidents
Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Railroads plan to increase their shipments of crude oil by train throughout California. One lawmaker wants to make sure emergency planners can protect communities from potential train accidents.



Decision On Gray Wolf Protections Delayed
Thu, Apr 17, 2014

A state board postponed a vote Wednesday that could potentially put the gray wolves on the endangered species in California.


Court Rules Against U.S. Bureau of Reclamation In Delta Smelt Battle
Thu, Apr 17, 2014

(AP) -- An appeals court says federal officials should have consulted wildlife agencies about potential harm to a tiny, threatened fish before issuing contracts for water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.


Fix 50 Explainer: Project Information and What To Expect During Construction
Thu, Apr 17, 2014

The Fix 50 project by Caltrans will repair a section of U.S. Highway 50 known as the W/X Viaduct. The portion carries six lanes of traffic over surface streets and other transportation infrastructure through Sacramento.


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Teen Survives Flight To Hawaii In Jet's Wheel Well, FBI Says

"Kid's lucky to be alive," an FBI spokesman says of the 16-year-old who authorities believe stowed away Sunday in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose, Calif., to Maui. The odds were against him.


'Murder,' South Korean Leader Says Of Ferry Captain's Actions

President Park Geun-hye says the captain did little to help the hundreds on board escape. More than 60 bodies have been recovered. More than 230 people, most of them high school students, are missing.


The Boston Marathon Through The Eyes Of Two Men Who Love It

The 117-year-old road race is full of lore and rich with history. We talk to two men who likely know the marathon better than anyone else on the course today.


It's Time To Run Again In Boston: Here's The Schedule

More than 36,000 runners and an estimated 1 million spectators are going to be on and along the streets for the 118th marathon — the first since last year's bombings.


In Asian-Majority District, House Race Divides Calif. Voters

The U.S. mainland's only Asian-majority congressional district sits in California's Silicon Valley, where two Indian-American candidates are trying to oust Japanese-American Congressman Mike Honda.


Who Should Pay To Keep The Internet's Locks Secure?

Fortune 1000 companies rely on the open source software OpenSSL for their core business. Two-thirds of websites use it. But no one pays for it and it's never had a complete security audit.


How Do Companies Boost 401(k) Enrollment? Make It Automatic

More Americans are saving for retirement through their employers' 401(k) programs. That follows a move to automatically sign up workers to participate in the retirement savings plans.


For The Children's Sake, Put Down That Smartphone

When adults are absorbed in their mobile devices, the consequences for children are not good. Research shows kids act out more if they are competing with a mobile device for their parent's attention.


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Special Coverage Sections

  • Suddenly Sochi

    Beth Ruyak's family gave her a unique birthday present this year - a surprise trip to the Winter Olympics in Sochi! Beth has traveled to 5 Olympic Games as a reporter. This time she's a spectator... and she's sharing her unexpected trip with us!

  • A Journey Back to Cuba

    Monday, February 3, 2014

    CapRadio took 65 listeners to Cuba through a U.S. sanctioned "people-to-people" tour. Pauline Bartolone hosted one of the trips, largely leaving her reporter’s hat at home. Here she shares her experiences, with a focus on health care.

  • California State Of The State 2014

    Special coverage of Gov. Jerry Brown's annual State of State address. Beth Ruyak hosts with CapRadio's Ben Adler, analyst Steve Swatt, political consultants Beth Miller and Jason Kinney and the "Political Junkie" Ken Rudin.

  • State Of Drought

    Reservoir levels are at historic lows, municipalities are ordering mandatory conservation and farmers are bracing for water shortages. CapRadio has coverage on how Californians are being impacted by the drought.

  • Flu Season 2014

    Flu season for 2014 is officially in full swing and several influenza-related deaths have been recorded throughout California, including five in Sacramento County. Capital Public Radio continues to cover stories about influenza virus.

  • California Budget 2014-2015

    Complete coverage of California's budgeting process for the year 2014-2015 -- from Gov. Jerry Brown's initial and revised proposals, to expert analysis and lawmaker reactions, to debate, revisions and eventual passage.

  • New California Laws 2014

    On Jan.1, 2014, new laws take effect -- impacting labor, economy, the environment and other aspects of society. We've collected stories about new legislation; where it comes from and how it impacts Californians.

  • California's Delta: Inside and Out

    A 5-part series from environment reporter Amy Quinton examining the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta inside and out, from its habitat and residents to its crucial role as the state's major supplier of water.

  • Kings Coverage: Here We Play

    Continuing coverage of the Sacramento Kings' new season after the city came close to losing the NBA franchise. The new season - and a new era for the Kings - started Oct. 30.

  • Special Section: Health Care in Transition

    Open enrollment for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act runs Oct. 1, 2013 through Mar. 31, 2014. Learn more about the plans being offered in California and Nevada and follow the latest national, state and local health care stories here.

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