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Trump Embroiled In 2 Controversies About Professional Sports, Race And Culture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JMnfmxA_Qo Updated at 5 p.m. ET Sunday Editor's note: This story contains language that some might find offensive. In the span of less than 24 hours, President Trump catapulted himself into the center of two racially charged controversies involving professional sports, reigniting criticism that he is divisive and insensitive — a month after Trump struggled with criticism of his multiple remarks in response to violence in Charlottesville, Va. The president was...

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The Riverside City Council has put a temporary moratorium on recreational marijuana businesses in the city until city officials come up with permanent regulations.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

California's law enforcement community is split on the "sanctuary state" bill agreement reached this week by Democratic Sente leader Kevin de Leon and Governor Jerry Brown.  But as Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, there appears to be enough support for the deal to ensure its passage later this week.

Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing and KVCR's Ken Vincent conclude their summer-long series of conversations about the advantages and disadvantages the Inland Empire economy has in relation to the Southern California coastal economies in competing for jobs, growth, and a higher quality of life.  Dr. Husing  sums up the series with a region-wide call for more attention to - and investment in - education and job training.


At its regular meeting today, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors will discuss whether to partner with the federal government in figuring out how to get rid of contaminated groundwater posing problems at March Air Reserve Base.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


Following the lead of New York and 14 other states, California is taking the Trump Administration to court for phasing out the DACA program.  State Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the filing yesterday (Monday).  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

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The author of a bill that seeks to ban California law enforcement agencies from cooperating with federal immigration authorities has reached agreement with Governor Jerry Brown.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, the Legislature will take final votes by the end of this week.


A San Bernardino-based nonprofit is building affordable housing units to address the city's housing crisis.  KVCR's Ben Purper has the story.


The City of Riverside will lead a community-wide commemoration of the terror attacks that took place 16 years ago today in New York, Washingotn, D.C., and Shanksville, PA.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more on Riverside's "Day of Service."

In addition to events commemorating September 11 in Riverside, the city of Murrieta will also host a day of activities to mark the 9/11/2001 terror attacks.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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:

- Verdicts were reached for three of the four Colonies defendants.  But the jury remains out on the fourth;

- An environmental challenge to a foreign company taking millions of gallons of water out of the San Bernardino National Forest got a boost, and;

- Concerns have been raised about the treatment of inmates in an Adelanto prison where people awaiting deportation are held.


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