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Police Standoff Shuts Down Portion Of Street Near Capitol

Police Standoff Shuts Down Portion Of Street Near Capitol

April 18
By Capital Public Radio

Authorities say that a traffic stop has turned into a standoff near the Capitol in Sacramento Monday afternoon and that the driver refused to comply with demands from police officers to get out of the vehicle.

Poll: Californians Evenly Split On Death Penalty

Poll: Californians Evenly Split On Death Penalty

Jan. 15
By Capital Public Radio

A new poll finds California voters are equally divided on whether to expedite or eliminate the death penalty.

New California Laws Go Into Effect Friday

New California Laws Go Into Effect Friday

Dec. 31
By Capital Public Radio, Marissa Cabrera, Tom Fudge

From laws aimed at closing the gender pay gap to new rules of the road, here are the new laws you need to know about before you ring in the new year.

Poll: Common Core Test Scores Less Important Than Critical Thinking...

Poll: Common Core Test Scores Less Important Than Critical Thinking Skills

Oct. 1
By Capital Public Radio

A survey of California teachers found most teachers said test scores aligned with the new Common Core standards are far less important than the curriculum itself.

California Legislature Approves Foster Care Overhaul

California Legislature Approves Foster Care Overhaul

Sept. 11
By Capital Public Radio

Foster care for children in California would be significantly reshaped under a bill that has passed the state legislature Friday.

California's Drought Condition is Bad News for Economy

Jan. 22
By Capital Public Radio and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California's heading into a third year of drought conditions, and that means more potential bad news for the state's economy.

Calif. Emergency Responders Head to Texas to Prepare for Hurricane Ike

Sept. 10
By Capital Public Radio and KPBS Public Broadcasting

As Hurricane Ike heads towards Texas, the state of California is sending help.The Governor's Office of Emergency Services has sent more than 300 emergency responders to Texas to help officials there prepare for the hurricane. Kelly Huston is the deputy director of the state agency. He says many of those sent were already in the region.

Officials Caution Californians About 'Drinking and Boating'

May 26
By Capital Public Radio, Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Memorial Day weekend is not only big for road warriors: it was also a kick off to the boating season. And after seeing some disturbing trends in accident statistics, state officials are urging extra caution on the water. From Sacramento Jenny O'Mara reports.

California Legislation Aims to Improve Oil Spill Response

April 8
By Capital Public Radio, Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

More than half-a-dozen bills aimed at improving the state's response to oil spills cleared a key legislative committee Monday. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports.

Statewide High-Speed Rail Supporters Target November Ballot

March 31
By Capital Public Radio, Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

It's been an on-again, off-again measure on the state ballot – but backers of a high-speed rail project in California say this November voters will decide once and for all whether to approve billions in bond funds for the train that will run up and down the state. Jenny O'Mara reports.

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