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Visitors to the San Bernardino National Forest will be able to access any part of the preserve for free tomorrow (Saturday) in celebration of National Public Lands Day.  KVCR's Rick Dulock reports.

Two new polls on the U.S. Senate race in California offer contradictory trends.  San Diego public station KPBS investigative reporter Amita Sharma says one poll shows Attorney General Kamala Harris strengthening her advantage over Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.  The other poll shows the race tightening.

Just a couple of years ago, you could buy a pack of cigarettes in California for less than $3 a pack.  The price of cigarettes has risen a bit since then, but California still has the least-expensive cigarettes of any state or province on the west coast.  If Californians approve Proposition 56 on the November ballot, the price of cigarettes will go up significantly.  The California Report's April Dembosky has more.

Savory Road host Jeff Baker and his wife Donna continue their Canadian culinary exploration, visiting a distillery of unique libations in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley.

Now that the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan has been signed by federal, state, and local officials, California conservation groups say private lands in the Southern California desert have a big role to play in fighting climate change.  KVCR's Isel Cuapio has more.

California billionaire - and potential candidate for governor - Tom Steyer recently claimed the state has spent $ 5 Billion to put just 13 poeple to death since the late 1970s.

Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact report Chris Nichols checked out that claim, and has this fact check.

In addition to more than a dozen statewide initiatives on California's 2016 ballot, there will be hundreds of local ballot measures facing voters up and down the state.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

As volunteers hammer stakes for campaign sings into the ground, Cal Trans is asking people to make sure they're not breaking the law.  Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt reports.

In this excerpt from KVCaRts, KVCR's David Fleming interviews artist and musician Steven Rushingwind

about his involvement in the Desert Breeze Art & Music Fair in Joshua Tree.

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continues our new series of conversations with KVCR's Ken Vincent examining how changes in population and demographics are affecting the inland economy.


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