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California Governor Signs School Vaccination Law

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed off on one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country a day after the state Legislature gave the measure final approval."The science is clear that vaccines dramatically protect against a number of infectious and dangerous diseases," Brown said in a signing statement. "While it's true that no medical intervention is without risk, the evidence shows that immunization powerfully benefits and protects the community.Starting July 1, 2016, all...
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John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, has the first part of a conversation with KVCR's Ken Vincent about the "Fast Track" foreign trade negotiations authority that Congress recently gave President Obama, and how it might affect the economy in California and the Inland Empire.

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The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. is honoring California labor activist Dolores Huerta -- who helped Cesar Chavez organize the beginning of the farm workers labor movement -- with a special exhibition opening this week.  Diana Aguilera reports for Capital Public Radio that it's also a significant event for Latinos.

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California lawmakers are turning their attention to fixing the state's crumbling roads.  Yesterday (Monday), Assembly Republicans threw their plan into the mix.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.

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After months of controversy -- and a few amendments added at the last minute -- a bill mandating vaccines for most California schoolchildren has been passed by both houses of the California Legislature and is on it's way to the Governor for his signature.  In a story from Capital Public Radio, KVCR's Ken Vincent has an update.

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California has the largest number of insured dogs and cats in the nation.  As Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, on July first, the 750-million dollar pet insurance industry will come under new regulations.

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The Lake Fire burning in the San Bernardino Mountains for nearly two weeks now has grown more than 600 acres from yesterday.  The fire has burned 31,359 acres , and remains 60% contained. The U.S. forest Service reports the increase in acreage was due a large island of unburned area in the Fish Creek/Saddle Lake Peak Area. Very little perimeter growth was reported yesterday and overnight (Monday/Tuesday). Firefighters will continue to hold gained ground, mop up, improve existing containment lines, as well as direct new containment line construction and provide structure protection.

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Most conventional and organic farmers rely on insecticides to kill pests.  But new research out of UC Riverside shows that a compound in fruit may be a good natural alternative to repel bugs.  Capital Public Radio's Lesley McClurg has the story.

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Starting July 1, you'll be limited in the types of smoke alarms you can buy in California.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.

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[UPDATED AT 12:30PM MONDAY 6/29/15]    The U.S. Forest Service reported this afternoon that the Lake Fire burning in the San Bernardino Mountains is still approximately 30,726 acres in size and is now 60% contained.

[UPDATED AT 7:15AM MONDAY 6/29/15]    The U.S. Forest Service reported this morning that the Lake Fire burning in the San Bernardino Mountains is now approximately 30,726 acres in size and is now 60% contained.

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