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Press Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff

Jan 10, 2014

Press Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review a few of the top Inland Empire news stories of the past week, including: - Norco ("Horsetown USA") considers luring a horse-racing off-track betting facility to the city; - Orange growers fear the citrus psyllid may spell the end of Inland Empire groves; - Bus crashes like the one that killed eight people in Mentone last year are spurring a crackdown on tour bus companies.

San Bernardino Mayoral Candidates Debate

Jan 9, 2014

The two finalists running for Mayor of San Bernardino faced off at a League of Women Voters forum this week. KVCR's Matt Guilhem was there, and has this report.

San Bernardino Mayoral Candidates Debate

Jan 9, 2014

The two finalists running for Mayor of San Bernardino faced off at a League of Women Voters forum this week. KVCR's Matt Guilhem was there, and has this report.

San Bernardino Mayoral Candidates Debate

Jan 9, 2014

The two finalists running for Mayor of San Bernardino faced off at a League of Women Voters forum this week. KVCR's Matt Guilhem was there, and has this report.

State Can't Stop Blue Shield Rate Hikes

Jan 9, 2014

California's Insurance Commissioner has deemed a Blue Shield hike in premiums as "excessive." However, there's little the state can do about it. KVCR's Mindi McNeil reports

State Can't Stop Blue Shield Rate Hikes

Jan 9, 2014

California's Insurance Commissioner has deemed a Blue Shield hike in premiums as "excessive." However, there's little the state can do about it. KVCR's Mindi McNeil reports

State Can't Stop Blue Shield Rate Hikes

Jan 9, 2014

California's Insurance Commissioner has deemed a Blue Shield hike in premiums as "excessive." However, there's little the state can do about it. KVCR's Mindi McNeil reports

One of the biggest, more prestigious film festivals in North American is an hour's drive from the Inland Empire... and we don't mean an hour's drive west to Los Angeles

Inland Empire Economist John Husing

Jan 7, 2014

John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, has his regular weekly chat with KVCR's Ken Vincent.  With Congress likely headed for another showdown over raising the debt ceiling next month, Dr. Husing explains that -- even when they inevitably do agree to raise the debt limit -- these Capitol Hill fights have a negative affect on aspects of the economy, such as consumer confidence and interest rates

Inland Empire Economist John Husing

Jan 7, 2014

John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, has his regular weekly chat with KVCR's Ken Vincent.  With Congress likely headed for another showdown over raising the debt ceiling next month, Dr. Husing explains that -- even when they inevitably do agree to raise the debt limit -- these Capitol Hill fights have a negative affect on aspects of the economy, such as consumer confidence and interest rates

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