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Health officials are calling the current measles outbreak in California the worst since the disease was declared eradicated in the U.S. in 2000.  With the number of infections still rising, KVCR's Matt Guilhem has this report on the repercussions of the outbreak.

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Many of the Californians who have been infected by measles during the current outbreak linked to Disneyland were unvaccinated.  In California, parents have been able to choose not to vaccinate their kids because of personal beliefs.  But as Capital Public Radio's Health Care Reporter Pauline Bartolone found, a new law may have changed their course.

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California's state parks system has faced a rough few years.  Deep cuts during the recession, and a financial scandal that rocked the department.  Now a state commission is releasing a report that demands the parks department modernize itself... and Governor Jerry Brown's new budget proposes only enough money to buy the parks system a year to turn itself around.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

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California's unemployment rate inched down in December, but remains above the national average.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports on numbers out Friday.

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Speaking Friday to a crowd interested in the subject, Governor Jerry Brown had a lot to say about the California criminal justice system.  But he stopped short of proposing reforms.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr explains.

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A decisive blow was dealt Thursday to the effort to regain local control of Ontario International Airport. The Judge ruled that, though flawed, LA's claim of ownership over the airport is valid. KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more on the ruling and what it means.

Compensation For California Women Lags

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Working Women in California are still making less than men on average, but they are doing relatively well compared to women in other states. Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports on new numbers out Thursday.

Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent discuss a few of the week's major news stories in the Inland Empire, including:

-Follow-up on a story we talked about last week, involving liability issues concerning the death of a construction worker on the 91 Freeway Widening Project;

-an American Lung Association report showing most Inland Empire cities do badly at protecting their citizens from second-hand smoke;

-a billboard alongside an IE freeway that may draw controversy because of its anti-religious message.

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Public health officials say the latest count of cases of measles -- originating from a December outbreak at  Southern California Disney theme parks --  is now up to 70, spread across a growing number of states.  Furthermore, the number of non-vaccinated school students in quarantine is growing.  And officials are recommending that anyone not inoculated with the measles vaccine should stay away from the Disney parks.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has the update (story compiled by KVCR's Matt Guilhem).

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As part of our periodic "State Of The Cities" series, KVCR's Ken Vincent has the last of a 3-part conversation with former Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge (parts 1 and 2 -- Loveridge's assessments of San Bernardino and Moreno Valley -- are also posted on this website).  After Loveridge finished a nearly 20-year stint as Riverside Mayor two years ago, he returned to teaching political science at UC Riverside, where he now heads UCR's Center for Sustainable Suburban Development, a research center that focuses on the unique challenges facing cities on the edge of large urban centers.  In this s

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