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Trump Faces Most Consequential Day Of His Presidency So Far

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpdQ7OGgOGY Throughout the campaign, President Trump billed himself as a master negotiator who would make the "best deals" for the American people. That reputation and the reach of the president's bully pulpit face a tough test Friday after he gave House Republicans an ultimatum to vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act — or leave Obamacare in place. A vote is now expected sometime Friday afternoon, though the GOP plan known as the American Health...

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Longtime Inland Empire journalist and KVCR contributor Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the Inland Empire's top news stories this week, including:

- The Inland Empire will be getting a new area code;

- the sales tax rate will go up in some Riverside County cities in April, and;

- legislation has been introduced to restore revenue to four Riverside County cities.

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Call it the first debate in the race to be the next Governor of California. 

Three of the most prominent Democratic candidates running for the office in 2018 met at a California Charter Schools Association conference yesterday (Thursday). 

The talk focused on education, but as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports, the candidates showed outlines of their larger platforms.

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A California lawmaker wants to let bars stay open two hours longer.  The proposal from San Francisco Democratic state Senator Scott Wiener would push back the closing time for bars from 2 a.m. to 4.  Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports.

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After a Wednesday gathering of CSU Trustees this week, it looks like tuition for Cal State students is on the rise.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

On a recent visit to the KVCR Studios, three ladies from the Baldy View Soroptimist Club explained the reason for and details about the film festival they will host in Rancho Cucamonga on April 2.  KVCR's Jhoann Acosta conducted the interview.

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At the Jurupa Valley Unified School District's Stone Elementary School in Riverside, teacher Ron Morris leads his kindergarten students in bilingual song to help teach language, culture, and diversity. 

Reporter Deepa Fernandes prepared this report, broadcast nationwide on NPR's "Morning Edition" this morning.

Police confirmed yesterday (Tuesday) that two 15-year-old Banning High School students were taken into custody for allegedly plotting a campus shooting.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Gun Safety Bills Moving Through California Legislature

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Two gun safety bills have gained initial approval in the California Senate.  As Capital Public RAdio's Ja'Nel Johnson reports, the measures passed their first committee votes yesterday (Tuesday).

A woman accused of abandoning her 2-year-old daughter at a Riverside supermarket pleaded not guilty yesterday (Tuesday) to felony and misdemeanor charges, but was not released from custody as she had anticipated.  KVCR"s Ken Vincent has more.

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A couple of days before he delivers his 2017 Inland Empire Economic Forecast at an annual luncheon at the Doubletree Inn in Ontario on Thursday, Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing recounts to KVCR's Ken Vincent how his 2016 forecast panned out.

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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of child endangerment for his role in the sexual abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

In a split verdict, the Pennsylvania jury found that Spanier's handling of a 2001 complaint alleging abuse by Sandusky, warranted conviction on one of three charges against him. The jury did, however, acquit Spanier of conspiracy and a second count of child endangerment, the Associated Press reports.

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