Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the major news stories of the week in the Inland Empire, including:

- Ontario Airport: Lawsuit updates and more Aero Mexico flights

- Why Canyon Lake residents might be barred from lake use

- The City of Riverside and marijuana dispensaries

State Attorney General, Kamala Harris has called the recently proposed Sodomite Suppression Act reprehensible.  Toni Atkins, Speaker of the California State Assembly, announced yesterday that she supports the Attorney General. KVCR's Rick Dulock has more.

Residency Restrictions On Sex Offenders Loosen

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California is loosening restrictions on where sex offenders can live. The move comes in response to a recent California Supreme Court ruling. Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr has the story.

The billion dollar emergency drought aid package announced by Governor Brown last week has cleared the California Legislature. But a late addition to one of the measures has Republicans upset. Ben Adler reports from Capital Public Radio.

Questions Surface On Possible Pot Initiative

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Voters in California may get to decide next year whether to legalize recreational marijuana. But a new report out Thursday says there are several questions that should be considered first. Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is going to court to try to stop a proposed state ballot initiative that would encourage the killing of homosexuals.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more in this report.

(The full text of the proposed initiative is below)


The city of Riverside is among the Environmental Protection Agency's top cities in the U.S. with the most federally-certified energy-efficient "green" buildings.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday about whether the federal Environmental Protection Agency can require power plants to clean up their toxic emissions, as the coal industry and its supporters continue to challenge the EPA's standards for mercury and other airborne toxins.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more in this story from California News Service.

A California lawmaker says hit-and-runs have become a big problem in the state.  He's trying again to create a statewide hit-and-run alert system.  As Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports, the bill passed Assembly committee yesterday (Wednesday).

Hearing On Calif. "End-Of-Life Option" Bill Gets Emotional

Mar 26, 2015

People lined up inside the California Capitol yesterday (Wednesday) to testify during an emotional hearing about the "End-of-Life Option" Act.  As Capitol Public Radio's Health Care Reporter Pauline Bartolone explains, the bill cleared its first committee test.


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