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Wilton Rancheria Tribal Leaders Discuss Sky River Casino

Chris Franklin, Wilton Rancheria’s executive director of economic development, and chief administrator Dahlton Brown, spoke at the Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce’s April 29 luncheon.

(May 6, 2022) → Read the full Elk Grove Citizen report
Oak Park: Food Desert No More

Community leaders in Oak Park hope the new Rancho San Miguel Market makes fresh, healthy and affordable groceries more accessible to the neighborhood.

(April 29, 2022) → Read the full Sacramento News & Review report

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Image caption: WaPo called Sacramento "the capital of Blue State America," and said the city “mirrors how much of the state, as well as many major cities across the coastal West, are feeling about the worsening humanitarian crisis."
'Washington Post' Details Sacramento Homeless Crisis

The 'Washington Post' descends on the "capital of Blue State America" to expose the ongoing homeless crisis in Sacramento.


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Bringing Transparency to CA Business

California legislators are advancing two bills that would require companies to report more data about pay and internal practices. Business groups oppose the bills and say the data could be taken out of context.


Image caption: Elon Musk says he wants to buy Twitter to protect ‘free speech.’
Billionaires Buy the Media: Elon Musk is Only the Latest

Elon Musk may be the latest, but billionaires have been buying media outlets for decades. What does that mean for the control of news and information at a time when a free press is more important than ever?


Image caption: Momentum may be building for California to pay reparations for slavery.
California’s Reparations Task Force: What Is It?

Should California pay reparations to descendants of enslaved African-American people? A state task force studying the topic is ready to issue its first report in June.


Image caption: The Reaper drone is manufactured by a major California defense contracting firm.
California Defense Contracting: The Rise and Decline

The defense industry built modern California. Though military dollars have declined, the military-industrial complex still plays a major role in shaping the state. Here’s how.


Image caption: After nearly four decades, California has still failed to complete a single high speed rail line.
Will High Speed Rail Ever Happen in California?

The effort to bring high speed rail to California has been an epic tale of ambition and failure—a story of endless delays and bloated cost overruns. Where does it stand now, and will the state ever see its own bullet …


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Gas Prices Are Going Up. Here's Why That's Good

Gas prices are going up. But America has long paid too little for gasoline, along with a low gas tax rate. Is it time for all of that to change?


Image caption: Businesses in California must adapt to a slate of new laws in 2022.
5 New California Laws That Change How Business Does Business

California put hundreds of new laws into effect for 2022. Here are 5 that will change how business operates in the state.


Image caption: Legally betting on football and other sports is possible thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court.
How California Became the ‘Holy Grail’ for the Sports Betting Industry

How a controversial U.S. Supreme Court ruling created a national, legal sports gambling industry which now sees California as its own 'Holy Grail.'


Image caption: Betting on sporting events such as the Super Bowl may soon be legal in California.
California’s Four Sports Betting Initiatives

In 2022, California voters may see as many as four ballot initiatives to make betting on sporting events legal. Here’s how they would change sports gambling, and who's behind each separate measure.


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