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In a tug-of-war with a massive wildfire north of Los Angeles, authorities said the ground they lost to the fire a day ago had been regained. Firefighters on the ground, as well as water-dumping fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, had managed to bring the week-old, nearly 232,000-acre Thomas Fire , to 20 percent containment, after retreating from the massive blaze on Sunday. The fire has destroyed 683 homes, officials said. It has also forced the evacuation of thousands of residents. Efforts...

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John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continues his discussion with KVCR's Ken Vincent comparing and contrasting Riverside County and San Bernardino County's economic and demographic data.  In this segment, Dr. Husing compares the two counties' tax bases.

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A former California lawmaker is being charged with illegally helping his wife - popular UC Riverside professor and administrator Pamela Clute - end her life.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Two women say California Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, a Democrat representing parts of the San Fernando Valley, sexually harassed them - including one who claims the lawmaker assaulted her in a bathroom druing a Las Vegas party.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports - and we should note:  This story contains graphic language.

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The National Weather Service has put out red flag warnings for a high risk of wildfire danger in the Inland Empire and elsewhere across the region, thanks to gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity, and rising temperatures expected for the next several days.  More from KVCR 's Ken Vincent.

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Two years after it happened, several local residents paid respects to the 14 people killed in the December 2, 2015 San Bernardino terror attack.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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An Inland teenager who turned himself into police confessed to molesting some 50 children over the past several years across Southern California.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The California Legislature has paid out nearly $2 million for sexual harassment complaints over the past 25 years.  They involve seventeen elected officials or key aides.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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California cities and counties are preparing ordinances ahead of next year's rollout of legal adult-use cannabis.  At least many are.  Some others are not.  Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter 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:

  1. The Redlands City Council selected an appointee to fill the vacancy left by the death of Councilwoman Pat Gilbreath.
  2. A coalition of three public interest groups is suing a federal agency over the approval of a controversial desert water project.
  3. Inland cities are repealing restrictions they enacted on where registered sex offenders can live.

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With just six months to go before California's primary election - and less than a year until the 2018 midterms - two Democrats lead the pack of candidates to replace termed-out Governor Jerry Brown.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

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