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Pomona College Tops Forbes' List of Best Institutions

Pomona College takes the top spot on Forbes list of best colleges. KVCR's Rick Dulock reports.
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Very high temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday are expected in the Banning area as well as the Coachella Valley. Because of triple digit heat, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from Noon Tuesday until 6:00 PM Wednesday. Cooling centers will be open in the low desert region with help from local senior centers and others. A list of cooling centers is available on the Riverside County Department of Health website: 

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President Obama says it is time for the U.S. to get serious about climate change, but long-time observers say California law and policymakers have been enacting tough environmental laws for years. Katie Orr brings this report from Capital Public Radio.

A Riverside construction site turned deadly on Monday when equipment disrupted an underground bee hive. KVCR's Rick Dulock has more.

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Of the more than nine-thousand firefighters battling wildfires across California right now, roughly 40 percent are inmates who participate in fire camps. There's been some fear that the reduction in the state's prison population might lead to a shortage of firefighters. So far, that fear has not played out. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

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Pomona College takes the top spot on Forbes list of best colleges. KVCR's Rick Dulock reports.

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California has launched a website which allows residents to notify local agencies about water wasters. KVCR's Rick Dulock has more.

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The Marijuana industry is rapidly expanding, but many banks refuse to work with the businesses because of conflicts with federal law. The California Board of Equalization met on Friday to asses the problem. Katie Orr from Capital Public Radio filed this report.

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A new study out of UC Riverside finds that sugar might not be as bad as we think. Like most everything, moderation is key, but the UCR research suggests sugar intake might not lead to increased obesity rates as much as other dietary staples. KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports.

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Knowing what classes to take to finish school can be challenging. But the California Community Colleges are trying to take some of the mystery out of the process. Capital Public rAdio's Katie Orr outlines the strategy.

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Medi-Cal, the California edition of the federal Medicaid program, turns 50 theis week. A new study shows the health insurance plan for low income residents insures half of the Golden State's children. KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more on the findings and the future of Medi-Cal.

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