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Elk Grove council approves $132 million casino deal after ardent debate

Elk Grove City Council members unanimously voted Wednesday to approve a casino agreement with the Wilton Rancheria tribe that would pay the city at least $132 million over 20 years. The vote came after citizens engaged in an often vehement debate over whether the tribe’s proposed casino resort near Highway 99 will be a economic boon for the city or threaten its quality of life.

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State approves plan to shutter three Humboldt County nursing homes

State health officials notified California’s largest nursing home owner Wednesday it was approving the company’s controversial plan to close three facilities in Humboldt County, despite emotional pleas from residents, family members and lawmakers. If the company moves forward, the remote county would lose 60 percent of its skilled nursing beds.

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'Almost a miracle' to graduate from CSU in four years

Yanitza Berrios, a fifth-year biology major at CSU Fullerton, explains why it is especially difficult for students in technical fields such as science and engineering to graduate on time.
Alexei Koseff The Sacramento Bee
'Almost a miracle' to graduate from CSU in four years 1:13

'Almost a miracle' to graduate from CSU in four years

Sacramento Fire Academy class climbs stairs at Hughes Stadium in full gear 0:39

Sacramento Fire Academy class climbs stairs at Hughes Stadium in full gear

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Sean Thompson, pie wielding activist, attends City Council meeting

Sacramento's Mayor-Elect Darrell Steinberg backs Measure G 1:27

Sacramento's Mayor-Elect Darrell Steinberg backs Measure G