John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continues his talk with KVCR's Ken Vincent about how an expected "bulge" in the amount of cargo being shipped into the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will affect IE warehouses and logistics-related businesses.

CSU Faculty Union Sets Potential Strike Dates

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The California Faculty Association has set dates for a possible strike at 23 California State University campuses.  Capital Public Radio's Ed Joyce reports.

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According to the travel service AAA, the average price for a gallon of unleaded gas nationwide is $1.73.  In California, it's $2.50.  Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt reports on a state commission heard different explanations yesterday (Monday) for the disparity. 

President Obama will be making another trip to California this week.  The President will spend most this trip in the Palm Springs area, hosting a summit of leaders from Asian nations at the Sunnylands Estate in Rancho Mirage.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

As more and more companies and hobbyists launch drones into California skies, state lawmakers want new regulations to govern them.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

About 7,500 people who lost their homes to foreclosure in California between 2008 and 2013 could be eligible for payments under a new joint multi-state and federal settlement announced last week.  Capital Public Radio's Steve Milne reports.

California lawmakers could vote this week on a proposal to restructure a tax on health care plans in order to avert a potential billion-dollar state budget hole.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, a deal appears to be drawing near.

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:

-a recap of this week's San Bernardino city council election;

-Riverside grows impatient with state agency responsible for testing housing development for toxic substances, and;

-UC Riverside Medical School and Dignity Health partner on a program to increase the number of specialty physicians serving in the IE.

Scientists have linked wastewater disposal from oil and gas activity to earthquakes in California for the first time.  As Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, the new study looked at earthquake activity in the southern Central Valley.

California's state fire chief says his agency has put new safeguards in place in response to a series of scandals.  He testified at a state hearing yesterday {Thursday}.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

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