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KVCR's regular Tuesday morning contributor John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, talks with KVCR's Ken Vincent about Husing's 2015 annual economic forecast for the Inland Empire.

Yesterday we heard former Redlands mayor -- now freshman Member of Congress -- Pete Aguilar discuss his transition to life in Washington, D.C., and outline his roles on the House Agriculture and Armed Services Committees.  Aguilar also touched on the Inland Empire's expanding logistics industry.  He Says manufacturing, rather than warehouses, provides more bang for the buck.  We rejoin the conversation now between Congressman Aguilar and KVCR's Matt Guilhem.

This is Part 2 of a 2-part interview.  Part 1 was also posted on this website yesterday.

The federal U-Visa is designed top let immigrants report crimes without fear of deportation.  A bill in the California Legislature would require local law enforcement agencies to sign off on the visas if victims have been helpful in investigations.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.

California Governor Jerry Brown is calling on local water agencies to adjust their pricing structures as a way to promote conservation.  But a state court ruling issued yesterday (Monday) could undermine those efforts.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.

Tips For Using Less Water On Your Lawn & Garden

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If you're watering your lawn at all, there's a good chance you're watering it too much.  That's the take-away from a drought workshop near Sacramento for landscaping professionals.  Capital Public Radio's Lesley McClurg attended the class, sponsored by the California Department of Water Resources, and has this report.

In November, Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar flipped the seat of the Inland Empire's 31st Congressional District from Republican to Democrat with his election to the U.S. House.  While Aguilar was involved in local government for years, the 35-year-old father of two is a freshman in the minority party, and still adapting to his new job.  Aguilar stopped by the KVCR studios when he was in the district, and spoke to KVCR's Matt Guilhem about his transition to Washington and what he plans to do in D.C. for the IE.

Why California Drought Won't Affect Food Prices...Yet

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Even though the price of water is skyrocketing in California and experts predict farmers will fallow about a million acres this year, your grocery bill is NOT likely to go up.  Capital Public Radio's Lesley McClurg explains.

California law doesn't require water meters for each unit of an apartment.  That gives apartment dwellers little incentive to conserve.  But as Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, a measure before the California Legislature could change that.

There's bipartisan agreement at the state Capitol that California's roads and highways need billions of dollars in repairs.  The question is where the money would come from.  A new proposal would hit drivers in three ways, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

The California economy appears to be extending its strong start to 2015.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more on the March jobs totals out Friday.


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