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Tribe wins major ruling on Elk Grove casino project

In a major boost for a proposed $400 million Indian casino in Elk Grove, the federal government has agreed to let the tribe acquire 36 acres of land in the suburb for the controversial project. The U.S. Department of the Interior, in a ruling made public Friday, said it will take the land “into trust” for the Wilton Rancheria Indian tribe. That decision would pave the way for the tribe to buy the land, at the south end of Elk Grove near Highway 99, from shopping mall developer Howard Hughes Corp.

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California, Sacramento employment figures contain inklings of an economic slowdown

California unemployment fell to 5.2 percent last month, although payrolls grew by an anemic 3,700 jobs, the state reported Friday. The Employment Development Department said the statewide unemployment rate dipped by a tenth of a percentage point in December. But the addition of just 3,700 payroll jobs across the state was remarkably weak and suggests the state’s economy may be slowing down.

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Scenes from Sacramento's Women's March

Thousands of people join the Women's March in Sacramento, in partnership with the Women's March in Washington, D.C., and one of hundreds of "sister marches" across the nation and the world to promote women's rights and human rights after the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

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Inaugural Day protest at state Capitol in Sacramento

After President Donald Trump was inaugurated in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Black Lives Matter, Health Economics Life Liberty for All, Occupy Sacramento and other groups convened at the state Capitol to rally against the new administration, police brutality, homelessness and gentrification.

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Third in series of storms to arrive late Saturday, bringing more rain and wind

Two down and one to go – the third in a series of storms is expected to arrive late Saturday, bringing more wind and rain to the Sacramento area and snow to the Sierra. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the Sacramento Valley for 10 p.m. Saturday through 10 a.m. Sunday, while a winter storm warning for the Sierra is in effect until early Monday morning.

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Scenes from Sacramento's Women's March

Thousands of people join the Women's March in Sacramento, in partnership with the Women's March in Washington, D.C., and one of hundreds of "sister marches" across the nation and the world to promote women's rights and human rights after the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
Ed Fletcher The Sacramento Bee
Scenes from Sacramento's Women's March 0:37

Scenes from Sacramento's Women's March

Women's March on Sacramento gets underway 0:28

Women's March on Sacramento gets underway

Inaugural Day protest at state Capitol in Sacramento 1:43

Inaugural Day protest at state Capitol in Sacramento

What is a ‘Botts Dot’? A field guide to Caltrans’ road markers 1:46

What is a ‘Botts Dot’? A field guide to Caltrans’ road markers