The Senate is reportedly close to a deal that would reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling — at least until early next year. But the House is struggling to come up with a plan of its own because the two proposals appear to be pretty different.
Food banks have become a primary source of nutrition for many families in the Central Valley. The region ranks among the highest in the nation when it comes to hunger, as well as diseases linked to poor nutrition such as diabetes and obesity.
New research finds foster kids have lower standardized test scores and the highest dropout rate. As the California Report's Tara Siler explains, the study comes as the state is trying to direct more resources to at-risk students.
It's the last day of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time celebrating the contributions of Latinos to the United States. There have been concerts and art exhibits highlighting the accomplishments of Latinos past and present, but two trailblazing Chicanos have been all but forgotten.
California Representative Tom McClintock, a Republican who represents a district stretching from Lake Tahoe down to Kings Canyon National Park, joins the show to address what's happening on Capitol Hill.
40 years ago, if your license plate ended in an even number, you could only fill your tank on even numbered days. The country was struggling with the effects of an oil embargo imposed by Arab members of OPEC, and designed to punish America for supporting Israel in the 1973 war with Egypt and Syria.
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta was once a vast tidal marshland and inland estuary. Now thousands of miles of fragile levees surround artificial islands below sea level. More than 90 percent of wetlands have disappeared, and native fish are dying.