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Can Massive Warehouses Save The Inland Empire?

A feature story from KVCR's Matt Guilhem and conversations with Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and former San Bernardino Mayor Patrick Morris are part of this special half-hour report produced by KVCR's colleague NPR station KCRW in Santa Monica, hosted by "To The Point's" Warren Olney. Forty percent of the nation’s imports arrive at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Goods are then trucked out to the Inland Empire, to be stored in massive warehouses the size of hundreds of...
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Last week, the Moreno Valley City Council approved construction of the contentious, 40.6-million-square-foot World Logistics Center.  Having passed after three years of questions, studies, and a campaign to win public support paid for by the developer, KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports that numerous questions and concerns remain.


The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement with Colton's Arrowhead Regional Medical Center that the hospital failed to adequately provide translators for deaf and severely hearing impaired patients.  KVCR has more in this report.


More California voters support the Affordable Care Act.  As Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, the latest Field Poll shows most believe the state has successfully implemented the health care law.


The California State Legislature is once again considering a hike in tobacco taxes to help pay for smoking-related health problems for people on Medi-Cal.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has this story from Capital Public Radio.

A court ruling this week assures that the popular but deteriorating patriotic mural painted on the face of the Prado Dam spillway near Corona will not be removed... at least not yet.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

California lawmakers have questioned state oil and gas regulators and scientists over results of an independent study on fracking released earlier this year.  As Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, the study showed serious data gaps about the process.

"India Awakes" is a documentary premiering on KVCR-TV tonight, exploring an inherited British bureaucracy, which created layers of rules and regulations.  "India Awkes" follows 3 very different people, and looks at vast changes in their place in society.  It was some time in the making.  KVCR's David Fleming recently spoke to Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg, host of "India Awakes."

John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, talks with KVCR's Ken Vincent about the performance of the IE economy so far, as we head toward 2016.


By a close vote, the San Bernardino City Council yesterday [Monday] made perhaps one of the most significant financial decisions in the city’s 160-year  history... certainly the most significant decision since the city filed for bankruptcy three years ago.  By a 4-3 vote, the San Bernardino council voted to formally eliminate the city fire department and contract with San Bernardino County for fire protection and emergency services.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


Washington Monthly Magazine's prestigious annual College Ranking Survey has again put UC Riverside among the top national universities in the country, based on measures of research, service and civic engagement, and social mobility.  UCR is ranked number 2 behind UC San Diego, ahead of other well-known universities including Harvard, Stanford, and UCLA.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


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