John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, tells KVCR's Ken Vincent how Inland Empire business and education leaders are using a $5 million state grant to help develop strategies for more IE workers to get more education and professional training to help them climb the ladder to higher wages and more job opportunities.

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California farm workers could soon be eligible for overtime the way most laborers are:  if they work more than 8 hours in a day or more than 40 hours in a week.  That's a change recently passed by the California Legislature and awaiting action from Governor Jerry Brown.  But as Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric reports, the move might not add up to bigger paychecks.

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New requirements for campaign ads on TV could pass the California Legislature this week, after six years of attempts by local government advocates.  But a state elections watchdog says the legislation has been compromised, and would actually make it easier for special interests to hide money.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

UPDATE AT 11:00 a.m.:  THE FIRE BURNING WEST OF LAKE ELSINORE IS NOW 75% CONTAINED.  When we aired the report below just before 6 a.m. this morning (Monday), the fire was only 15 percent contained.  So far no people have been injured and no structures have been burned.

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What is that old saying about riding a bike?  Oh, right, you never forget.  Beyond the basics of bicycling, UC Riverside researchers Raymond L.  Williams and Alfredo Mirande created a concept called "rascuache" - cycling justice.  KVCR's Natalya Estrada spoke with Prof. Williams about bicycle norms - and abnormalities - in the Inland Empire.

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In radio and TV ads across California, Big Tobacco is claiming the state's proposed cigarette tax hike - Prop 56 - "cheats schools out of $600 million."  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols cut through this smoky claim, and has this fact check.

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The California Assembly yesterday (Thursday) passed a bill that would create a "state option" for workers whose employers don't offer retirement plans.  The California Report's Marisa Lagos has details.

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Widely-watched, heavily-lobbied legislation that would allow California farm workers to receive overtime pay more quickly did not come up for a vote yesterday (Thursday) as it was expected to.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports that led to a renewed pledge from the Assembly Speaker that it will pass.

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The California Senate has passed new rules to crack down on sexual harassment, violence, and low pay in the janitorial industry.  A bill passed yesterday (Thursday) would require companies providing janitorial services to register with the state and offer sexual harassment training.  The bill passed with bipartisan support, in spite of the protests of the protests of an Inland Empire legislator.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

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Researchers at UC Riverside are exploring the viability of blending treated and fortified recycled water with ground water for use on crops and landscaping.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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