What the latest retail numbers say about how consumers are handling inflation
Retail sales remained just about the same last month, as many people continue trying to find cheaper options amid inflation continuing to squeeze finances. For more, KCBS Radio news anchors Melissa Culross and Eric Thomas spoke with Giacomo Santangelo, an economics professor at Fordham University.
Liz Chaney ousted by Trump-backed candidate in landslide defeat
GOP Congresswoman Liz Cheney has become a central part of the GOP opposition to former President Donald Trump and that may have cost her her place in Congress. Liz Cheney officially conceded the primary election in her home state of Wyoming yesterday to a Trump-endorsed candidate who had been proj…
Biden ratifies Inflation Reduction Act, large amount going to climate change
The Inflation Reduction Act, signed today by President Biden, put billions of dollars toward an array of issues, including climate change. And some of those funds are making their way to Bay Area tech companies specializing in the environment. For more on this, KCBS Radio news anchors Megan Golds…
Some doctors will not perform 'tube tying' on young or childless patients
In the wake of the Dobbs decision, scores of patients have been seeking salpingectomies, commonly known as getting ones "tubes tied." But, not all doctors will agree to perform one, especially when the patient is young and/or childless. And as abortion becomes extremely restricted in some parts of…
Bipartisan move may name Russia as the fifth 'state sponsor of terrorism'
The United States could soon label Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism, a designation with severe economic and geo-political implications, which currently is only given to four nations: North Korea, Cuba, Syria, and Iran. The move has been supported on both sides of the aisle and in both chambe…
San Jose home hit by oncoming traffic at least 23 times since 1960s
A San Jose man says his home has been struck by oncoming traffic more than 23 times since he moved in in the 1960s. KCBS Radio news reporter Keith Menconi says the story is shining a light on the city’s long standing traffic woes.
Chicago Italian Beef sandwich popularity triples after Hulu's 'The Bear'
Hulu's hit show 'The Bear' has made a star out of a sandwich called a Chicago Italian Beef. It’s popularity is up nationwide, including here in the Bay Area. KCBS Radio news reporter David Welch went out to find what all the buzz was about.
San Jose hosts its first Navy Week to reconnect city with naval presence
Sailors are in town for Navy Week in San Jose. Navy Week is an outreach program that started in 2005 to connect sailors with Americans in cities that don’t typically have a naval presence. KCBS Radio news reporter Margie Shafer covers the story from the first Navy Week in San Jose.
Potential 'megaflood' would not be first of its kind in California history
With our years' long drought in California, there's more concern of a 'megaflood' in the next forty years. For more, KCBS Radio news reporter Alice Wertz explains how this is isn't the first time California has seen this type of disaster.
Two years later, CZU Santa Cruz fire continues to inform conservation work
On this two-year anniversary of the day the CZU fire ripped through the Santa Cruz mountains, fire prevention specialists and conservation experts say we’ve learned a lot about how to better protect the forest. KCBS Radio news reporter Jennifer Hodges explains.