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The campaign to pass California ballot Proposition 55 - extending tax increases on the wealthy that were imposed four years ago by voter-approved Proposition 30 - was at UC Riverside yesterday.  It's part of the campaign's outreach to college communities across California that stand to benefit from passage of prop 55.  KVCR's Isel Cuapio has more.

Before the polls close on Election Day, November 8, campaign contributions to both sides of each of California's 17 ballot measures will approach a half-a-billion dollars.  Who's contributing all of that money? Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt reports.

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In the race for California's open U.S. Senate seat, state Attorney General Kamala Harris still has a big poll and fundraising lead over Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, as both candidates take to the airwaves with new campaign ads.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Hundreds of health care workers were joined by local elected officials at a rally in Pomona to protest staffing, wages, and working conditions at Pomona Valley Hospital.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

California's largest state worker union says it will ask its members to authorize a strike.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, the union says Governor Jerry Brown's negotiators are not offering a large enough salary increase. 

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More than 70 people were arrested or cited during Desert Trip Festival's second weekend -- many fewer than the typical number of arrests and citations made during the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals.  However, many of the arrests and citations at Desert Trip were more characteristic of an "Oldchella" crowd.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

There are so many questions about California's ballot measure that would legalize recreational marijuana that it's easy to overlook the most basic question of all: What would the initiative actually do?  As part of our California Counts election coverage, here's Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler with a look at Proposition 64.

The Savory Road's Jeff Baker and his wife Donna travel across the pond to Ireland and taste-test real Irish whiskey. 

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Law enforcement personnel from across the nation joined residents of Palm Springs and other local cities

at a massive memorial service yesterday (Tuesday) for the two Palm Springs police officers shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance on Oct. 8.  KVCR's Ken Vincent attended the service

and has this recap.

UC Riverside Undergraduate Admissions

This year the University of California, Riverside had its largest incoming freshman class ever.  KVCR's Isel Cuapio spoke with UCR Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Jim Sandoval, about the record level of undergraduate admissions.


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