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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 spkek 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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The battle cry in two ongoing court cases here in the Golden State is, "Save the Bees."  Beekeepers and environmental groups are fighting regulators over the use of pesticides they contend harm bees and crops.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more.

Mandatory Bicycle Helmet Bill Dead

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A California lawmaker's proposal to require all bicyclists -- including adults -- to wear helmets is dead.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more.

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When it comes to California drought relief legislation, it's been a dry year so far in Congress.  As Kitty Felde reports from Washington, D.C., politicians and farm interests from California's Central Valley were on Capitol Hill last week to remind lawmakers about the dire situation back home.

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California's system of water rights is coming under scrutiny as the state's drought gets worse.  Last Thursday, Governor Jerry Brown indicate there may be some changes coming to the century-old system.

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