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June 16, 1990 | United Press International
An elderly couple died Friday when their small plane crashed a mile short of a runway in what was to be their next-to-last stop on a 48-state tour of state capitals, airport officials said. Marjorie Van Vliet, 67, of Warwick, R. I., and Frank Martineau, 69, of Bethesda, Md., had taken off from Providence, R. I., on May 29, announcing their intention of visiting every state capital with the exception of Alaska's and Hawaii's.
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September 22, 2013 | By Mark Z. Barabak
AULT, Colo. - Jennifer Weichel stood scowling behind the counter of her antique shop, in front of a life-size cutout of John Wayne, and fairly spat the word out: "Used!" It's how, she said, people in rural northern Colorado feel they're treated by those in Denver and its sprawling suburbs, the ones with all the political power, who think milk comes from a carton and meat arrives magically shrink-wrapped inside the butcher case. "They don't even know who we are up here," she said, her anger like the smoke curling from Wayne's six-shooter.
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SPORTS
November 4, 1989 | DAVID LePAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Negotiations between Al Davis and Sacramento officials made substantial progress last week toward moving the NFL team to the state capital, say some of the city's biggest financiers. Some of the best indications came when Sacramento City Council passed a $93-million bond issue that included $50 million for Davis to relocate and the city's finance officer was dispatched to New York to get a rating on the bonds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2013 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
SACRAMENTO - This has been absurd. There should be an easier way to yank a shamed, politically impotent sexual predator from a mayor's office. There is, of course. Bob Filner could have - should have - resigned as San Diego mayor weeks ago. He should have slinked off soon after so many women - at least 16 now - tagged him as a sexual creep. After the accusations of gropes, slobbering kisses and sexual innuendoes by female city employees, political aides, business execs, college officials, military sexual assault victims and a retired admiral.
OPINION
July 30, 1995 | William Fulton, William Fulton is editor of California Planning & Development Report, a monthly newsletter. His book on the politics of urban planning in Southern California will be published by Solano Press Books
When the Legislature clamped restrictions on local rent-control ordinances last week, conservatives notched another victory. An 11-year effort by landholders had culminated in the elimination of tough rent provisions in Santa Monica, West Hollywood and elsewhere. The conservative revolution marches on, right? Actually, the rent-control bill takes power away from local governments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2011 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
Travel tip: if you're thinking about driving to Sacramento, don't. Cancel the hotel reservation. Skip the big convention. If you're merely planning to drive through, don't linger. Better yet, chart a scenic detour that avoids the city. If you're flying here, don't rent a car after landing. Call a cab or take a shuttle. Our state capital is about to become inhospitable to out-of-town motorists. Sacramento ? River City, The City of Trees, Sacotomato ? is the latest local entity in California to adopt the dreaded "crash tax. " More than 50 have imposed it as they struggle to make ends meet.
SPORTS
December 26, 2011
When: 7. Where: Power Balance Pavilion. On the air: TV: Channel 9; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 0-1, Kings 0-0. Update: The Lakers finished last regular season with a 116-108 victory in Sacramento for what was supposed to be the Kings' final game up north. But Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, a former NBA point guard, helped keep the Kings in the state capital at least one more season after the franchise considered moving to Anaheim. The Kings are full of youth: guard Marcus Thornton, 24, is the old man of a potentially potent group that includes guard Tyreke Evans, 22, center DeMarcus Cousins, 21, and newcomer Jimmer Fredette, 21. — Mike Bresnahan
TRAVEL
October 8, 1995 | JOHN MORTHLAND, Morthland is an Austin-based free - lance writer and contributing editor to Texas Monthly
They emerge from beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge nightly around sundown--first, a few who dart out to check the temperature and report back; then, clouds of them gliding forth, grouping over the river and heading east in one long, black ribbon, 1.5 million Mexican free-tail bats, the nation's largest urban bat colony. About the same time, tables fill up on the outdoor decks of Oasis Cantina del Lago, half an hour west of downtown, overlooking Lake Travis, the nearest of the Highland Lakes created in the 1930s by damming the Colorado River.
NEWS
September 11, 1987 | Associated Press
Leftist guerrillas murdered a highlands peasant, caused a blackout in this state capital and blew up a government truck used to carry food to the poor, police said Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
A Capital Idea: KCRW-FM (89.9) will add a regular Sacramento report to its weeknight news lineup starting Monday. The five-minute newscast from the state capital will be folded into KCRW's airing of "All Things Considered" between 6:30 and 7 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 2012 | By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
Even as Californians voted to maintain the death penalty, the nation's support for capital punishment continued to wane in 2012, with relatively few states performing executions. Only nine states executed inmates in 2012, and three-fourths of the executions occurred in Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma and Mississippi, according to the Death Penalty Information Center, a monitoring group critical of capital punishment. Connecticut became the fifth state in five years to abolish capital punishment.
NEWS
June 14, 2012 | By David Lauter
It's no accident of geography that brings President Obama to Cleveland on Thursday while his Republican rival, Mitt Romney, appears in Cincinnati; the two cities, at opposite ends of the state, are key to who will win what could be the deciding battleground of the 2012 election. Already, the two campaigns are spending more money in Ohio than any other state, reflecting the judgment on both sides that if Obama wins Ohio, Romney will have very little chance of carrying the election.
NEWS
June 7, 2012 | By Paul West
DALE CITY, Va. -- Addressing Obama campaign volunteers in a swing suburb of a top battleground state, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a pitch tailored to female voters, a group that strategists for both sides consider the crucial demographic in the fight for Virginia's 13 electoral votes. Obama spoke at length about her own family and also referred to military families, an important voter group in the state. She touted the benefits for women of the economic recovery, which has reduced unemployment in Virginia to the lowest level of the nation's 20 most populous states.
NEWS
May 23, 2012 | By David Lauter
What makes some state capitals so much more corrupt than others? New research provides a partial answer to that long-standing question: isolated capitals breed more corruption and lack of news coverage is a major reason why.   State capitals have long been known for corrupt practices. While every state has its roster of legendary local miscreants, some have a much more consistent record of corruption than others. Researchers have studied that variation for years, looking for factors that might explain the patterns.
NATIONAL
April 17, 2012 | By Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times
ATLANTA — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Monday imposing new restrictions on the state's sole abortion clinic that could force it to close its doors. The law is one of several recent state measures championed by antiabortion activists and passed largely by Republican allies. Last week, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a law that banned most abortions after 20 weeks. In March, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed a bill requiring women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion.
SPORTS
December 26, 2011
When: 7. Where: Power Balance Pavilion. On the air: TV: Channel 9; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 0-1, Kings 0-0. Update: The Lakers finished last regular season with a 116-108 victory in Sacramento for what was supposed to be the Kings' final game up north. But Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, a former NBA point guard, helped keep the Kings in the state capital at least one more season after the franchise considered moving to Anaheim. The Kings are full of youth: guard Marcus Thornton, 24, is the old man of a potentially potent group that includes guard Tyreke Evans, 22, center DeMarcus Cousins, 21, and newcomer Jimmer Fredette, 21. — Mike Bresnahan
NEWS
November 5, 1986
Republican Gail Healy lost her bid to become Mississippi's first woman member of Congress. Incumbent Rep. Wayne Dowdy was well ahead in early returns from the 4th District here in the state capital.
BUSINESS
June 3, 2011 | By Nathaniel Popper, Los Angeles Times
Mike Pitts is no economist, but that hasn't kept the retired small-town cop from taking a prominent role in a quixotic campaign to push the U.S. monetary system back to another century. Pitts, a South Carolina statehouse representative, introduced a bill in April that would make gold and silver coins legal tender in the state. Similar efforts are underway in more than a dozen state capitals, fueled by Tea Party support and antipathy toward the federal government. The ultimate goal is to return the nation to the gold standard, in which every dollar would be backed by a fixed amount of the precious metal.
SPORTS
April 22, 2011 | By Mark Heisler and Lance Pugmire
NBA officials now expect the Kings to play next season in Sacramento, league executives told The Times on Friday. Whether the team, which was about to seek permission to move to Honda Center in Anaheim, stays in Sacramento beyond next season is yet to be decided. Officials say it will depend on Sacramento-area governing bodies and businesses fulfilling Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson's pledges to the NBA relocation committee last week in New York, including construction of a downtown arena for the Kings.
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