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Updated at 5:40 p.m. ET The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that President Trump's controversial travel ban should be kept on hold, maintaining a nationwide preliminary injunction that blocks key elements of the executive order from being enforced. A 13-judge panel of the court heard arguments over the ban earlier this month . In Thursday's decision, the chief judge writes that the travel ban "drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination." Trump has signed two...

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Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing and KVCR's Ken Vincent conclude Dr. Husing's series of segments over the past several weeks detailing the 2017 economic forecast for the region. 

This weekend, there will be two opportunities for people looking for work in the Inland Empire to explore careers in the grocery industry, and in the aviation industry.   Ralph's Supermarkets will be interviewing, and several local aviation-related businesses and institutions will be at Riverside Municipal Airport Saturday offering information on careers in aviation-related fields.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

The California Chamber of Commerce will continue to pursue its lawsuit against the state's signature climate change program, cap-and-trade.  The business group asked the state's top court yesterday (Monday) to overturn a recent decision.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.


California lawmakers are trying to ban edible marijuana from resembling candy, after an uptick in emergency room visits.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports on a bill passed yesterday (Monday) by the California Assembly.

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The construction of a new desalination plant -- to turn seawater into drinking water -- in Huntington Beach in Orange County is drawing support from prominent Democratic elected officials.  But the prospect of the plant being built near the water in Huntington Beach is being criticized by environmental groups.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


With a deadline looming, California is willing to spend more than $220 million to bring driver licenses and state identification cards up to federal standards.  KVCR's Rick Dulock has more.


Thousands of Navy sailors and Marines will return to San Diego today (Monday) after a 7-month deployment overseas.  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:

- Gov. Brown has appointed former assemblyman Manuel Perez to teh Riverside County Board of Supervisors vacancy created by the death of John Benoit;

- Lawsuits blame social media for Dec. 2, 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, and;

- Faculty Senate votes no confidence in Cal State San Bernardino President Tomas Morales.

Governor Jerry Brown is in the Inland Empire today to hold a bill-signing ceremony that will restore funds to 4 IE cities.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


The state of California expects to have a couple billion dollars more revenue than it projected at the beginning of the year.  In his latest spending plan out yesterday (Thursday), Governor Jerry Brown would use that money to restore some cuts he proposed in January, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.


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