Does it make sense to spend millions on a limited renovation instead of seeking private money for a new arts venue?

Given the privacy breaches of Google and Facebook, and their collusion with NSA spying, we can be forgiven for some skepticism about what happens when the tech behemoths acquire the extra-judicial killing machines.
Obama and congressional Democrats and Republicans need to craft a realistic immigration policy that accounts for the country’s real labor needs.
People are shocked to learn that it is legal to kill wildlife as part of a tournament for prizes.
Recommendations to manage groundwater in California.
It is striking that during what many had hoped would be a post-racial America, racial division has been amplified.
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Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman: Saturn's new moon
Recommendations from safety officials sit on the shelf for decades, while deaths pile up.

Sometimes, we in the news business get a chance to make a significant difference. I saw it happen at The Bee during the past year. Readers of these pages know the story. But it’s worth retelling.

Much of the middle class finds itself in an anxiety-inducing squeeze while the nation’s top 1 percent garner more and more of the income pie.

Even as today’s technological advances make greater transparency a public expectation, decisions like this one make it easier to use that technology to keep secrets.

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