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With less than four months to go, how much are this year's midterm elections at risk for the kind of interference sowed by Russia in 2016? It's a question that's coming up again after President Trump's seemingly shifting positions this week about Russia's responsibility for the interference in 2016, and after special counsel Robert Mueller's recent indictments of 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking the Democratic Party and state election computer networks. It would be "foolish...

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A federal judge in Sacramento has upheld California's law shielding immigrants in the country without legal documentation.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

Inland Empire Economist John Husing and KVCR's Ken Vincent continue discussing the IE's logistics economic sector, the largest jobs-provider in the region.  Dr. Husing responds to efforts by local environmental and economic justice activists to slow the expansion of the IE's logistics economy.

A top San Bernardino County prosecutor has been placed on administrative leave after making offensive social media comments.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.



The Valley Fire burning in the San Bernardino National Forest east of Highway  38 north of Forest Falls  has consumed 1,341 acres and is 13 percent contained as of 8am this morning (Monday).  The fire was reported early Friday morning.

Evacuation orders for the communities of Forest Falls and Mountain Home Village have been lifted.. However,. Hwy 38 is still closed from Bryant Street in Yucaipa  to Angelus Oaks   because of fire danger and several thunderstorms that resulted in some flooding and debris.


A month after voting day, California's primary election is not over.  The California Secretary of State will finish the count and certify the results Friday (July 13).  In the meantime, though, Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports it's now possible to estimate the election's turnout, and what it means for the November races.

All lanes of the eastbound 210 freeway where it intersects the 215 freeway in San Bernardino were closed for hours this morning (Friday) while authorities investigated a suspected shooting that resulted in the crash of a motorcycle and the death of one person and critical injuries to another.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Twitter via East Bay Times

A federal judge has denied a request by the Trump administration to blck California's "sanctuary state" law, which shields immigrants in the country without legal documentation.  Burt the judge did suspend another  law for impeding federal immigration agents at work places.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

The County Fire, located east of Lake Berryessa and covering parts of Yolo and Napa Counties, now covers 86,000 acres and is 30% contained. KVCR's Rick Dulock has an update.

San Bernardino County Fire Investigators have confiscated thousands of pounds of fireworks. KVCR's Rick Dulock has the story.

The Trump Administration attacked Senator Kamala Harris this week - claiming on the official White House Twitter account that the California Democrat is 'supporting' the brutal MS-13 gang. Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked the statement.



Just In From NPR:

More than 100 former student athletes have reported "firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct" committed by Ohio State University physician Richard Strauss nearly two decades ago, the school announced on Friday.

Officials said the allegations date from 1979 to 1997. They include students who, at the time, were varsity players in 14 sports and patients of Student Health Services.

Amy Powell's five-year run as head of Paramount Studios' television division came to a halt on Thursday.

She was suddenly ousted after an internal investigation of her alleged use of racially charged language, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos announced Powell's dismissal in a memo to staff.

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