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Sacramento high-rise death linked to graffiti

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man who was found dead hanging by a rope off an 18-story Sacramento high-rise appears to have been a graffiti tagger, Sacramento police said Monday.

04/01/2013

Man found dead hanging off Sacramento high-rise

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A fire official says a man appears to have accidentally died from asphyxiation when he lowered himself off an 18-story Sacramento, Calif., office building with a rope.

04/01/2013

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Sacramento OKs NBA Kings arena deal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With the clock clicking down, Sacramento city officials took their last shot at keeping the NBA Kings in California’s capital by approving a public-private deal to build a new 18,500-seat arena and retail center downtown.

03/27/2013

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Report: Calif. parks need new operating model

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new report from a state oversight agency says California has added more parks to its system than it can afford and should consider relinquishing control of the one-third that lack statewide significance.

03/25/2013

California budget

Proposal would charge $10 to search court records

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California courts could charge $10 for each public record search under a proposal included in Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget. The governor included the search fee as one of the ways the courts can raise money to offset budget cuts.

03/20/2013

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Support grows for modifying Calif. environment law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s four-decade-old environmental protection law has been credited with saving habitat and giving residents a voice against deep-pocketed developers. Yet this year, it’s a target for sweeping changes.

03/16/2013

Report: Furloughs increase Calif’s long-term costs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state employee furloughs started under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger greatly increased the cash-out liabilities owed by California taxpayers when those workers leave government service.

03/14/2013

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California Senate takes rare field trip to SoCal

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Most of California’s state Senate took part Tuesday in a rare and possibly unprecedented educational field trip.

03/06/2013

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Calif. lawmakers moving on health insurance rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have taken their first step toward passing new consumer protections under the federal health care overhaul, such as guaranteeing coverage even with pre-existing conditions.

02/28/2013

21012 Election Day

Sacramento County discovers 407 uncounted ballots

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento County election officials have found 407 ballots that were cast in the Nov. 6 election but never counted.

02/15/2013

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Calif. seeks to adopt nation’s toughest gun laws

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Weeks after New York enacted the nation’s toughest gun laws, California lawmakers said Thursday they want their state to do even more in response to recent mass shootings, particularly the Connecticut school massacre.

02/07/2013

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Prosecutor rejects Calif. AG’s parks fund report

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento County’s prosecutor has rejected a report from the state attorney general on $20 million hidden by state parks officials and says she will not consider pressing charges against anyone.

01/24/2013

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