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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