harrisWith passionate claims on civil rights and immigration, California Sen. Kamala Harris captured the attention of many Thursday during the second night of the Democratic presidential debates in Miami. Did she get her claims right?

Story by Chris Nichols.

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(Photo: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during the Democratic primary debate, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami – AP, via Politifact.com)





stephon sacStarting Monday, law enforcement in California will have to release officer body camera footage within 45 days of a serious incident. Assemblymember Phil Ting says it will prevent agencies from withholding footage indefinitely.

Story by Scott Rodd.

(Photo: From August, 2018, demonstrators engage with police officers at a protest in downtown Sacramento over the death of Stephon Clark - Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio)







noaa research bird aqCalifornia wants to better understand the impact of atmospheric rivers so much so that $9.25 million dollars of the state budget is going to study them.

Story by Ezra David Romero.

(Photo: Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio)

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  • Aug 01, 2019

    California Update for Friday, August 2, 2019

    California Sen. Kamala Harris has moved into the top tier of presidential candidates. Wednesday night at the Democratic debate, she faced attacks…
  • Jul 31, 2019

    California Update for Thursday, August 1, 2019

    Bar exam leak gives law students advance look at test topics. The information was initially sent to a select group of law school deans by mistake.…
  • Jul 30, 2019

    California Update for Wednesday, July 31, 2019

    A new law will require presidential candidates to release 5 years of tax returns to appear on California’s primary ballot. Story by Scott Rodd.…
  • Jul 29, 2019

    California Update for Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    Civil rights groups say there are legal concerns about Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg's state proposal to force people into shelters. Story by…
  • Jul 26, 2019

    California Update for Monday, July 29, 2019

    California fire season is in full swing, but the priority fire prevention projects that Gov. Gavin Newsom called for earlier this year are nearly all…
  • Jul 25, 2019

    California Update for Friday, July 26, 2019

    Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg made eye-opening claims about California’s homeless population, including the soaring rate of homeless deaths in…
  • Jul 24, 2019

    California Update for Thursday, July 25, 2019

    Housing production in California is expected to increase in 2019, but just barely, and far below the pace needed to meet demand. Still, experts say…
  • Jul 23, 2019

    California Update for Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    More than 108,000 potential students were accepted to the UC system. Also a record - the number freshmen from California accepted for the fall term.…

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