The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed a two-year phase-out of older railroad tank cars used to transport crude oil, which have been involved in several serious derailments over the past year. Officials in California and Sacramento applauded the move by the federal transportation agency. But some local leaders say they want the federal government to be do more.

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Some health advocates want the California State Board of Pharmacy to require pharmacies to provide translated prescription labels for limted-English speakers.
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Sacramento Police said suspect Michael Lee Williams is believed to still be in the south Sacramento area
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This column starts where last week’s left off, with a simple question, the government’s nonresponsive response and what it all says about public transparency.
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A Sacramento man has donated 13,000 books to the Friends of the Arden-Dimick Library, the largest donation the organization has ever received and one that includes works spanning topics from the Civil War to women’s studies.
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The missing-person fliers for Vernon “Cody” Matthews hang at trailheads, campgrounds and businesses from Placerville to Tahoe.
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Vernon Davis’ training camp holdout ended before it began.

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