Trump Asks 'Why No Action?' Amid Questions About Obama's Response To Russian Meddling

President Trump took to Twitter to question his predecessor's judgment and actions — at the end of a week characterized by a steady drumbeat of questions about how and when the Obama administration chose to respond to Russian interference in the 2016 election. "Why no action?," the president asked in the first of two tweets Saturday evening that suggested the Obama administration didn't do enough — and soon enough — to stop Russia last year. Since Wednesday the Obama administration's response...

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Two wildfires are burning in the mountains of Southern California this morning, including a blaze that has burned nearly a thousand acres north of Big Bear Lake.  The so-called Holcomb Fire near Big Bear, at last report, was 10 percent contained, but was moving away from more populated areas of that section of the San Bernardino National Forest.  The other wildfire is burning near Lake Castaic, north of Simi Valley.  More from NPR's Daniell Karson.

Triple-digit high temperatures are expected to continue today and tomorrow throughout the inland valleys and in the local mountain communities, as an excessive heat advisroy continues throughout Southern California.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has the inland valley and mountain forecasts.

Riverside County Supervisors are scheduled to take action on an ordinance that would impose fines on people who have potentially hazardous interactions with wild burros that roam north of Moreno Valley.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

It would be a crime to have an open container of cannabis in your vehicle while driving under a bill awaiting Governor Jerry Brown's signature.  Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric reports.

Longtime Inland Empire journalist and KVCR contributor Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the Inland Empire's top news stories this week, including:

- Ontario International Airport is beginning to take off;

- smog-collecting equipment is being installed in back yards around Southrn Clifornia;

- Upland councilwoman removed from committee assignments by her council colleagues, and;

- quick update on Beaumont councilman Mark Orozco.


Temperatures are expected to soar into the triple digits in the Inland Empire from this weekend through most of next week.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has this detailed forecast for the Inland Valleys and our local mountain communities.

Regional air quality officials warned this week that much of Southern California could experience "very unhealthy" air pollution as the heat wave takes hold of the weather in the coming days.  Details from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

The California Legislature has passed it's largest-ever budget.  In a compromise between Democratic lawmakers and Governor Jerry Brown, it spends $125 billion, and funds much of what the governor had proposed cutting.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

California lawmakers have approved a state budget deal with a provision that has Republicans accusing Democrats of trying to steal an election.  It would create new rules for recall elections - and it's written in a way that would delay a current bid to recall a Democratic state senator from Fullerton until next June's primary,  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

Three faculty members from the University of California Riverside have won Fulbright Scholarships.  In part 1 of this series, we spoke with one winner, Derick Fay.  Today another scholarship winner from UCR.  KVCR's Carla Marquez has the story.


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