Protests blocked the street as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke in Sacramento to announce a federal lawsuit against the state's sanctuary policies for immigrants.  State leaders are promising a robust defense of their new laws.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

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California veterans are pushing back against a state VA policy that blocks some terminally ill patients from taking prescription drugs to end their lives.  Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola reports.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is holding a missing persons day this Saturday in Rancho Cucamonga, where they will try to help families locate missing loved ones. KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

Roundup Hearings Continue

Mar 7, 2018

A Federal Judge in San Francisco is holding hearings this week on whether a case can go forward claiming that chemicals in Roundup is linked to cancer. KVCR's Isel Cuapio has the story.

Lillian Vasquez begins this edition of KVC-Arts in conversation with Eric Gorges, host of "A Craftsman's Legacy," shown on KVCR-TV most Saturday afternoons. Then it's David Fleming in conversation with Andy Vargas about his band Souleros, The Andy Vargas Foundation, and his work over the last almost 20 years with Carlos Santana.

Inland Empire Economic Partnership economist John Husing and KVCR's Ken Vincent continue discussing the logistics, warehouse, fulfillment and trucking sector, which provides 1 of every 5 jobs in the IE.

A demonstration in Irvine yesterday (Monday) drew both supporters and opponents of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program - DACA - on the day that the DACA program was supposed to be terminated.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The third snow survey of the year yesterday (Monday) revealed promising results for the state's water supply.  But as Capital Public Radio's Ezra David Romero reports, it's going to take a few more storms to make up the deficit.

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Did you see the Inland Empire community of Lake Elsinore get a shout-out at last night's (Sunday) Academy Awards telecast?  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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A couple in Joshua Tree has been charged with three counts of felony child abuse after their three teenage children were found living in a makeshift shelter in the desert.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.


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In a case with potentially broad implication, the U.S. Supreme Court has made it harder for the federal government to prosecute people for obstructing IRS enforcement of the tax code.

Federal prosecutors have for decades used a broadly written provision of the tax code to prosecute a wide variety of offenders, from those involved in major financial scams to more mundane criminals who hide their profits from tax collectors.

The provision makes it a felony to "corruptly...endeavor to obstruct or impede the due administration" of the tax code.

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Authorities say Mark Anthony Conditt, the man suspected in the recent series of deadly Austin-area bombings, died in a blast that he intentionally triggered as police closed in on him Wednesday. Questions now turn to Conditt's background and what drove his killing spree. A friend of the suspect, Jeremiah Jensen, describes Conditt as shy, smart and thoughtful. Jensen attended church with Conditt and says he was "pretty good friends" with him in 2012 and 2013. Jensen says Conditt never...

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In Oaxaca, Mexico, A Locally Made Soda Takes Aim At Coca-Cola's Supremacy

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Lawsuits Force Alleged Trump Affairs, Sexual Misconduct Claims Back Into Public Eye

Previously dismissed by President Trump and his allies after alleging sexual affairs or unwanted sexual advances by the real estate tycoon, a number of women are asking the courts to help them break their silence. A former Playboy model who says she had a 10-month extramarital affair with Trump filed a lawsuit in California on Tuesday, asking to be released from an agreement she signed to keep quiet about the relationship. And in New York, a Supreme Court judge ruled that a defamation case...

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Fed Raises Interest Rates Again As New Chairman Steps Into Spotlight

Updated at 2:59 p.m. ET The Federal Reserve announced a quarter-point increase in interest rates as expected Wednesday, the first rate move under its new chairman, Jerome Powell. The key fed funds rate was moved up to a target range of 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent. In its statement, the Fed said the labor market "has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a moderate rate. Job gains have been strong in recent months, and the unemployment rate has stayed low." In...

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More Than 100,000 Puerto Rico Homes, Businesses Still Without Electricity

Six months after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Ricos power grid, more than 100,000 homes and businesses on the island still lack electricity. Here & Now s Robin Young speaks with David Ferris ( @DavidFerris ), reporter for Energy & Environment News. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit

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What Questions Do You Have About Facebook And Your Personal Data?

With recent backlash surrounding analytics firm Cambridge Analytica 's access to and alleged misuse of massive amounts of Facebook user data, NPR wants to hear from social media users. Fill out the form below. An NPR producer might be in touch, and your response may be used for an upcoming story. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit

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Where Trump, Mueller And The Russia Investigation Stand

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Small City Moves To Opt Out Of California Sanctuary Law

The city council in Los Alamitos, Calif., voted on Monday night to exempt itself from the state's so-called sanctuary law, which limits cooperation between local enforcement and federal immigration agents authorities. And in the process, the Orange County city of fewer than 12,000 is aligning itself with a harder line on immigration than the more liberal policies adopted elsewhere in California. The state's sanctuary law, Senate Bill 54 , took effect on Jan. 1. And with a 4-1 vote, the Los...

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Research Misconduct Allegations Shadow New CDC Director

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