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Law enforcement officials need a warrant if they want to search your house.  A bill in the California Legislature would require they also get one to search your email.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.

Water agencies in the Palm Springs area are trying to squash a lawsuit that could give a local Indian tribe unprecedented authority over the region's water supply. Earlier this month, a federal court ruled the Agua Caliente tribe has inherent rights to a significant portion of groundwater managed by the Coachella Valley Water District and the Desert Water Agency. More from The California Report's Steven Cuevas.

With the California drought in its fourth year, the mild winter, and rising temperatures this spring, ski resorts in the Inland Empire and around Southern California have ended the snow sports season early.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

An increasing number of voters in California are choosing to decline to state a party preference on their voter registration forms.  KVCR's Ken Vincent reads a Capital Public Radio story explaining the new statistics released yesterday from the California Secretary of State's Office.

Some California lawmakers aren't spending their spring break this week back home -- or vacationing in Palm Springs or on the Mexican coast or in Hawaii or Florida.  No, these legislators are in Japan and Cuba.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more.

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By the time the Great Recession hit, Palm Springs' reputation as a tourist haven for celebrities, gays, and retirees was languishing.  Now, the city's visitor economy is booming again, thanks to the popularity of Palm Springs' Mad Men-esque mid century modern vibe.  And most surprisingly, younger people are flocking to Palm Springs.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem filed this story for NPR, which aired on NPR's Weekend All Things Considered last Sunday.  NPR host Arun Rath introduces the report.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is coming under fire for a lack of transparency surrounding taser policies.  Several deaths linked to the electronic shock devices have occurred in recent years, and now the American Civil Liberties Union is initiating a lawsuit to force the Sheriff's Department to produce its policies and records.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more.

California's AB-60 drivers licenses are designed to let undocumented immigrants in the state drive leggaly.  But some immigrants say the licenses are proving very difficult to obtain.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.

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California Governor Jerry Brown signed the billion-dollar aid package for emergency drought relief and long-term water projects.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more.


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