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The Sacramento Bee: Hospitals pour money into California ballot campaign

In less than three months, healthcare networks and individual hospitals have pumped more than $51 million into a proposed ballot measure meant to lock up revenue from a Legislature-approved fee on acute-care hospitals. 166 more words

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Pulitzer Finalists: Some Arkansas Connections

At least two of the finalists for Pulitzer Prizes this year have Arkansas connections.

Phillip Reese of The Sacramento Bee was a finalist in the Investigative Reporting category. 67 more words

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The Sacramento Bee: Congress confronts Medicare cuts to doctors' fees

By ANDREW TAYLOR

WASHINGTON – Hope is fading for a Capitol Hill drive to permanently fix Medicare’s outdated payment formula and spare doctors from automatic cuts in their fees next month. 224 more words

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A Chamber for Women by Cathie Anderson (SacBee Article)

“Velma Sykes had the idea for a regional chamber of commerce for women seven years ago, but she didn’t act on her idea until last year, when she saw a list of local millionaires being recruited to invest in the Kings….” – Cathie Anderson… 29 more words

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Dem State Senator Who Authored Gun Control Legislation Arrested for Conspiring to Traffic Firearms

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Jason Howerton

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday. 1,389 more words

Sac Bee: In California, middle class feels health insurance squeeze

By Christopher Cadelago and Phillip Reese

Dawn and Nick LaPolla of Fair Oaks are solidly middle class, and they aren’t uninsured.

Yet their required switch to a new  188 more words

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Waterloo center acquires new Haitian art -- The Sacramento Bee

“We brought home lots of art in our bags and shipped more pieces home by air freight,” said Shankle, the center’s executive director. “One of the pieces is an incredible, large wooden drum with painting and collage by artist Atelier Onel. 115 more words

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