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  • 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.

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.


Effort Underway In El Dorado County To Put Slow-Growth Measures In November Ballot
Thu, Apr 17, 2014

People who live in El Dorado County could be voting on several competing slow-growth measures this November.


Fix 50 Expected To Trigger Higher RT Ridership
Thu, Apr 17, 2014

A lot more people are expected to keep their cars at home and take mass transit starting Tuesday due to construction on Highway 50.


'Bumpy' California Enrollment Period Ends with Over 3 Million Health Care Sign-Ups
Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Covered California released final enrollment numbers today after a 6 month sign-up period.


Sacramento Sheriff Creates Community Surveillance Video Sharing Program
Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Under a new Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department program, private citizens and business owners can register to share surveillance camera footage to help solve crimes.


Kings End Season Exactly The Same As And Totally Different Than Last Year
Wed, Apr 16, 2014

The Sacramento Kings finished the 2013-14 season with exactly the same record as 2012-2013. But, the team and its fans say it sure feels different.


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A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India

Abhina Aher is a member of the country's storied, yet marginalized, transgender community. Last week, the India's highest court legally recognized the group as a new gender — neither male nor female.


Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

Top Democrats have said recently that some GOP opposition to President Obama and his agenda is based on race. It's an explosive message that might drive Democratic voters to the polls.


In The Land Of Razor Clams, Dinner Hides Deep Within The Sand

Clam digging satisfies that primeval urge to go out into nature and find free food. And inveterate Washington state clam diggers admit they compete to get their daily limit of 15 clams.


Somalis In Kenya Are Used To Raids, But They Say This Was Different

A police sweep after Friday prayers is the latest in a weeks-long crackdown against terrorism. The operations have pulled in thousands of refugees, immigrants and Kenyan citizens of Somali descent.


Rescue Workers Erect Memorial To Washington Mudslide Victims

Rescuers say they've recovered 39 bodies from the massive March 22 mudslide and are still searching for four others.


Airbnb To Start Charging Hotel Taxes In A Handful Of Cities

Airbnb and other rental websites have made billions marketing existing housing to tourists, without hotel tax. Soon, Airbnb will start collecting tax in New York City, San Francisco and Portland, Ore.


One Scientist's Quest To Vanquish Epileptic Seizures

Ivan Soltesz studies epilepsy in mice, but says children with chronic seizures are his inspiration. He's closing in on a way to quell the seizures with light — and without drugs' side effects.


Disaster On Everest Marks Deadliest Day In Mountain's History

More than 13 Nepalese climbers died while preparing a route on Mount Everest for Western climbers. Grayson Schaffer of Outside Magazine explains that local porters and guides bear the brunt of the danger on these extreme climbs.


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  • 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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