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A civil trial to determine who should control Ontario International Airport will go ahead as planned after a Riverside judge rejected a motion by the city of Los Angeles to have the case tossed on Thursday.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports.

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Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown is making sure that Californians who conserve water are not fined for brown lawns during the drought. KVCR's Rick Dulock has more on AB1.

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California tax revenues have soared past projections for the critical month of April - with several days left to go. However, as Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, the golden state's overall budget situation is still up in the air.

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California depends on gas tax revenues to maintain its roads. But that revenue is declining. Now the state is looking for volunteers to try out a new funding method, but volunteering could cost you money. Katie Orr brings this story from Capital Public Radio News.

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Yesterday (Wednesday) morning in the eastern Inland Empire Pass Community of Beaumont, FBI agents served search warrants at Beaumont City Hall and at the offices of a private consulting firm.  The probe is a joint effort of the FBI and the Riverside County District Attorney's Office.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more.

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A bill intended to bring up vaccination rates among schoolchildren in California passed an important committee test yesterday (Wednesday).  Capital Public Radio's health Care Reporter Pauline Bartolone caught with with parents after the vote.

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Many California small business employees often don't take paid family leave because they would risk losing their jobs.  That could change under a bill that passed its first committee yesterday (Wednesday) in the state Senate.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more.

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The California drought is not only making fire season longer and more dangerous, it's making fires harder to fight.  Low water levels in reservoirs, lakes, and rivers means there may not be enough natural water supply to fight fires.  As Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr found out, that means firefighters have been forced to be creative.

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California lawmakers are considering imposing limits on short-term online rental services like Air-B-and-B.  A Senate committee took up the issue this week.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.

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How are you celebrating Earth Day?  For the Inland Empire, this day is not just for hippies, environmentalists, and school kids.  Combine long-time environmental trends with sustainability, tobacco, and race relations, and KVCR's Natalya Estrada reports you've got an Earth Day that is about much more than planting trees.

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