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University of California President Janet Napolitano will be in the Inland Empire today, spending time at schools in Moreno Valley.  More form KVCR's Ken Vincent.

California regulators have committed to a ten-year plan to deal with the shrinking Salton Sea.  KPBS's Erik Anderson has details.

During his trip to Europe this week, California Governor Jerry Brown is urging foreign governments to bypass the Trump administration and coordinate with states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford looks at how far the governor can wade into international diplomacy.

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The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians yesterday (Tuesday) announced a huge expansion of their casino property in Highland.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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With California's multi-billion-dollar cannabis industry coming on line next year, state officials are thinking about piles of money.  A report out yesterday (Tuesday) looks at where growers and sellers should park their cash, since most banks won't touch it.

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Speaking in Brussels at the European Parliament yesterday (Tuesday), California Governor Jerry Brown says the state should link its signature climate change program, cap-and-trade, to it's European counterpart.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports, that could make it less expensive for businesses to cut  emissions, but also to introduce more risk.

For four straight years, the California Senate has quietly shelved an Assembly bill that would have provided whistleblower protection to legislative employees. Now, the sexual harassment turmoil at the Capitol could give the bill new life. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports. 

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership continues his conversation with KVCR's Ken Vincent comparing and contrasting Riverside County's and San Bernardino County's economic and demographic data.  In this segment, Dr. Husing reveals statistics that show the share of the Inland Empire's population that are non-U.S. citizens and non-primary English speakers is relatively small.  In fact, there is a larger share of non-citizens and non-primary English speakers in the Southern California coastal counties than in the IE.

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Could competing efforts to repeal the new California gas tax mean imminent failure? KVCR's Ken Vincent shares this story from Capital Public Radio.

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Capital Public Radio's Chris Nichols checks on the accuracy of recent statements made about the cost of roadbuilding in California by San Diego businessman and GOP candidate for governor John Cox.

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:

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Covered California is launching a massive marketing campaign this open enrollment season.  The public health exchange is using roughly one-third of its total budget on outreach this year - and spending much more than any other state.  Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola explains in this report.

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Ken Burns and Lynn Novic have produced a new documentary. "The Vietnam War," for PBS.  It's an 18-hour series that's airing on KVCR TV Thursday nights.  KVCR's Lillian Vasquez has produced a local series, "The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War," talking with veterans from the Inland Empire about their Vietnam experiences.  Here's this week's segment.

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Claims of sexual harassment in the state Capitol have prompted an independent investigation and legislative hearings later this month. This morning (Thursday), the Associated Press reports that the California Legislature has already paid out well more than half a million dollars in the last five years to settle harassment and other claims.  All of this comes as the California state Senate is getting ready to choose a new leader. Among those vying for the job is Chino Democratic state Senator Connie Leyva. In her first term in the legislature, Sen.

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From Morning Edition this morning, California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how social media companies have responded to questions about Russian propaganda on their platforms.

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If it feels like gas prices are up, it's not just you.  California raised its tax on fuel by 12 cents per gallon - and 20 cents for diesel.  As Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports, many drivers aren't thrilled with the increase.

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Riverside Police detectives will today try to determine why the father of a student at Castle View Elementary School in Riverside came onto the school campus and held a teacher hostage for hours, before the suspect was shot to death by a police SWAT team.   More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A little-known section of the San Jacinto Fault in Southern California could erupt with a damaging earthquake a lot sooner than once thought.  A research team at UC Riverside made the discovery by using a new technique in seismic detection.  Details from The California Report's Steven Cuevas.

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California's Insurance Commissioner says neighborhoods once considered as being low risk for wildfires may now get a second look.  Capital Public Radio's Randol White has more.

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Candidate for California Governor Delaine Eastin recently claimed Millennials have only a 50-50 chance of doing better financially than their parents.  That marks a big drop in upward mobility compared with the past.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked the Democratic candidate's statement.

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership and KVCR's Ken Vincent continue theri conversation comparing and contrasting economic and demographic data for Riverside County and San Bernardino County. 

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A ballot initiative has been filed that would reverse recently-approved laws aimed at reforming California's criminal justice system,  Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric has more on how opposing sides see the impact of the changes when it comes to public safety.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Delaine Eastin is accusing termed-out Governor Jerry Brown of "tepid" leadership. especially on education.  As part of his interviews with the candidates for governor, Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has this report.

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A California Assemblyman is the first lawmaker to be named in the sexual harassment scandal sweeping through the state Capitol.  A legislative staffer says Democrat Raul Bocanegra of the San Fernando Valley groped her at a public event eight years ago.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

Governors Jerry Brown of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York are crying foul over the Republican push to end a federal tax break that largely benefits their states.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Favorable weather conditions and a boost in resources have helped firefighters increase containment of the
Wildomar Fire from 75 percent Saturday evening (Oct 28) to 90 percent Sunday morning, while holding the blaze to 850 acres burned.  

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The Wildomar Fire burning near Lake Elsinore and Wildomar has consumed 850 acres and is 50 percent contained.  On Friday evening, Oct 27, all evacuations associated with the Wildomar Fire were lifted and residents were allowed to return to their homes.  If winds and weather cooperate, authorities anticipate full containment on Monday, Oct. 30.

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:

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Inland Empire-based local, state, and federal officials will gather with representatives from the California Air Resources Board today (Friday) to break ground on CARB's new, giant, state-of-the-art headquarters and vehicle emissions testing facility.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

An increasing number of wildfires in recent years has governors in the West pushing for more federal money to help fight them.  As Capital Public Radio's Randol White explains, this requires changes to the way Congress does it's wildfire budgeting.

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