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Congressman Jeff Denham's use of the word "bipartisan" in response to a question about the recent House GOP health care bill sparked criticism last week.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporty Chris Nichols checked out the comments from the Central Valley Republican and found misleading claims on all sides of this story.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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California Governor Jerry Brown has proposed withholding money from the University of California system, until it makes changes, after a scathing state audit.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

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Cal State San Bernardino officials will join Inland Empire Congressman Pete Aguilar at a news conference this afternoon to announce increased federal funding for Pell Grants, and to announce federal grants to CSUSB's Cybersecurity Studies program.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Desert Trip -- last fall's big classic rock festival organized by the folks who bring us the annual Coachella festival -- will not be returning to the Indio polo grounds in 2017.  However, festival organizer Goldenvoice says they'll continue working toward a possible 2018 repeat of the festival fondly nicknamed "Oldchella."  Details from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Hoping that it's problems with bankruptcy are behind it, the City of San Bernardino is hoping to use a projected revenue surplus to restore some budget cuts and to shore up the city's public safety.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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In his latest budget proposal, Governor Jerry Brown will likely look to continue the state's signature climate-change-fighting program -- cap and trade -- past 2020, when it's set to expire.  But there's a growing body of lawmakers whop want to overhaul it, and that's created some strange bedfellow.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

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A new report finds that some California families are losing their homes and being driven into bankruptcy by the fees counties charge when kids get arrested -- with little to no profit to taxpayers.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Public tours of historic, architecturally-significant buildings in downtown Riverside will take place this evening.  MOre from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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There will be a memorial service and a celebration of  the life of the late former president of Cal State San Bernardino, Al Karnig, who died  last week at age 75.  Today's service will be at 2:00 this afternoon at Coussoulis Arena on campus.  The public is welcome.  Following the celebration service, Dr. Karnig will be remembered at a reception at the Legacy Fountain adjacent to the arena.  The event starts at 2:oo pm today at Coussoulis Arena; you’ll be directed to parking lot 'N' as you enter campus.

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V. Manuel Perez, the former Coachella Valley state Assemblyman whom Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday tapped to fill a vacancy on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, won't be formally sworn in for another couple of weeks.  And already, Perez has a potential challenger to his election campaign for the seat next year.   KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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The Riverside County Sheriff's Department has raised the rates it charges cities to contract with the sheriff's department for police services.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Orange County environmental quality officials have ordered a section of beach between Huntington Beach and Newport Beach closed following a sewage spill into the ocean.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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The Orange County city of Laguna Beach has banned smoking in any public place in the city.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

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Governor Jerry Brown has made an appointment to the seat on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors left vacant by the death of Supervisor John Benoit last December.

Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing and KVCR's Ken Vincent continue discussing Dr. Husing's 2017 economic forecast.  In this segment, Dr. Husing looks at the performance of moderate-paying and low-paying jobs in the region.

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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors was preparing for what was expected to be a busy weekly meeting today, with public safety and budget issues on the agenda.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The California Public Utilities Commission announced yesterday (Monday) that state regulators are considering possible penalties against Southern California Gas Company for faulty billing practices that may have taken place between June 2015 and May 2016.  KVCR's Rick Dulock has more.

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Democratic candidate for governor and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently claimed he played a key role in improving graduation rates at the LA Unified School District.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols examined that claim, as part of our series fact-checking the 2018 California governor's race.

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A spring rainstorm put a crimp in outdoor activities around the Inland Empire yesterday (Sunday), and weather forecasters say more wet, chilly weather is in store for the region.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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A Southern California university is considering creating a special center to study marijuana.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent. 

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