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Essay: Enough is enough

Congress must ban assault weapons, Trump should stop hateful words By John Garamendi On Jan. 19, 1989, my wife Patti and I entered the ICU…



Recovering the wild

Could a reimagined Sacramento Zoo be an innovator for animal wellness, sanctuary and habitat protection? By Scott Thomas Anderson An okapi is smacking on his…



What happened to her mom in jail?

Irma McLaughlin got hurt inside Sacramento’s jail, then died outside of it. The county doesn’t know how often that happens. Heather Qualls dabbed a tissue…


Editor’s note: The 99 percent

Sacramento citizens panel pushes for economic justice After watching the first three meetings of the citizens committee that will suggest how best to spend Sacramento’s…


The $21 million Miranda question

Freed after an illegal confession, Sacramento man alleges police were trained to question suspects after they requested a lawyer Tio Sessoms. (Photo by Maria Ratinova.)…


What’s new, cannabis?

Proposed legislation at the state Capitol and Capitol Hill could make changes, big and small, in the cannabis industry. There is a lot going on…


Essay: Toss out the old rules

A congressional candidate says he’s running on new principles By Jeff Burdick In May, I began campaigning as a progressive for Congress in California’s 7th…



Essay: The changing Delta’s challenges

More collaboration is crucial to meet worsening problems By Jay Lund The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is essential for the Central Valley’s economy, well-being and ecosystems….


Editor’s note: All in on EVs

Sacramento wants to be America’s electric vehicle capital, but will residents cooperate? Sacramento is betting big on electric cars for lots of good reasons: to…



Death on the track

Thoroughbred racing returns to California State Fair after a spate of fatalities California horse racing has a lot riding on what happens this summer in…



Out and alone

Three-day eviction notice puts disabled man into homelessness as city’s rental crisis intensifies By Scott Thomas Anderson Anthony Orcini says a 30% rent hike put…