Bernie Sanders didn't win California's Democratic presidential primary last year, but his platform is getting real traction in the state Legislature.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, Assembly Democrats are putting forth a plan they say will allow in-state college students to graduate debt-free.

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The president of Pitzer College in Claremont says a recent on-campus controversy has drawn a fiery reaction - including what the college president calls "hate speech" - from off-campus observers.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The mayors of San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico signed an agreement yesterday (Monday) reaffirming the partnership between the two border cities.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

The years-long construction project on the 91 freeway in Corona is almost done, as KVCR's Ken Vincent reports.

One person died and another was injured as they hiked a trail on Mt. Baldy over the weekend.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit in San Diego demanding that the federal government limit the amount of time that people can be held before seeing an immigration judge.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Californians who have registered to vote since the November election are increasingly turning away from both the Democratic and Republican parties.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more.

High school students who are suspended are at greater risk to drop out, and they earn less than peers who graduate.  Now, a study from the University of California looks at the economic costs of suspension.  Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric reports.

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:

- Not everyone is thrilled that San Bernardino is asking President Trump for help with the city's crime problem;

- California Supreme Court decides public officials can't hide communications about public business in personal e-mail accounts, and;

- Riverside County Supervisors, dealing with budget issues, don't want to close a fire station.

Has one of the Inland Empire's Republican members of Congress gone missing?  That's what the political activist group called "Indivisible" would lead you to believe.  In an interview with her colleague - Victor Valley Daily Press political reporter Shea Johnson - Daily Press reporter and KVCR contributor Charity Lindsey explains the regional impact of this political trend.

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President Trump wants to detain more immigrants. He could — with California’s help.  The president has promised to deport 2 to 3 million people this year alone. The California Report investigates how an already straining immigration system could handle the surge.

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A rally at the California state Capitol on International Women's Day and the "Day Without A Woman" drew a couple-hundred people ... and more than a dozen Democratic elected officials.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more on yesterday's (Wednesday) rally.

California will have a vacant seat on its Supreme Court in September.  Justice Kathryn Werdegar announced she will retire after more than two decades on the state's top court.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports it could represent a major swing in the court's make-up.

In what could be a significant decision concerning groundwater rights in California, a federal court panel has affirmed that an Inland Empire-area Indian tribe does have rights to groundwater supplies below its lands.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

After five years of drought followed by all of the precipitation we've had so far this winter, there's so much snow in the Sierra Nevada that state water officials are preparing for a massive runoff year.  But the traditional way of calculating the snowpack has a huge margin of error.  As Valley Public Radio's Ezra David Romero reports, a new way to measure it could greatly decrease that inconsistency.

A new study says an earthquake fault running from San Diego to Los Angeles is capable of producing a magnitude 7.4 temblor that could affect some of the most densely-populated areas in California.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

The crash of an ultralight plane in Hesperia yesterday (Tuesday) resulted in the death of the pilot.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

In this excerpt from KVCaRts, KVCR's Lillian Vasquez interviews Chase Bailey, a 15-year-old who -in his journey with autism - wrote a cookbook to help him and others enjoy recipes with foods that otherwise they might not eat.

John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, concludes his series of conversations with KVCR's Ken Vincent on how the policies of the Trump administration could affect the IE's economy.  In the final segment of the series, Dr. Husing explains how Trump and California are likely to clash over energy development.

Following the shooting death of a Whittier police officer in late February, Riverside County Republican state Senator Jeff Stone claimed violent crime has been on the rise in California since 2011.  Stone added that violent crime spiked 12 percent in 2015.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols checked out those claims by the state Senator from Temecula.

Students in California shouldn't have to go hungry if their parents haven't paid their school lunch bills.  That's the idea behind a proposal in the state Legislature by Van Nuys Democratic state Senator Bob Hertzberg.  Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports.

California legislative leaders from both parties will speak next week at UC Riverside  on the subject of bipartisan leadership.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


The last opportunity of the season to spend a day in the forest helping U.S. Forest Service rangers count bald eagles in Inland Empire forests is approaching, as KVCR's Ken Vincent reports.

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Caltrans and local law enforcement authorities are looking for the motorcyclist who was caught on video jumping his motorcycle between two cliffs

over lanes of moving traffic on the 60 Freeway where it winds through the San Timoteo Badlands east of Moreno Valley.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

The company planning to build a high-speed train system linking Las Vegas and Southern California says the rail project would attract 11-million round-trip riders by full buildout in 2035.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

This week, California lawmakers will consider whether to add a ballot measure for the 2018 election.  The state Assembly is scheduled to vote on it's first bill this session -- a $3 billion parks bond.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

The power company PG&E -- Pacific Gas & Electric -- says marijuana growers could qualify for an "Ag Energy Rate" on their electricity bill if 70 percent of their annual energy use goes to growing cannabis.  As Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric reports, it's not clear what the move will mean for the state's indoor pot operations.

After a hiatus of several months, longtime Inland Empire journalist Cassie MacDuff returns to 91.9 KVCR with a weekly review of some of the top news stories in the Inland Empire.  After catching us up on where she's been and what she's doing now, Cassie and KVCR's Ken Vincent discuss:

- KVCR TV yields a financial windfall for the San Bernardino Community College District, thanks to the Federal Communication Commission's nationwide reorganization of television broadcast channels;

In the High Desert last month, the Victor Valley College board discussed offering marijuana research as a subject for students.  The Mayor of Adelanto attended the meeting to make what college board members called, "a pretty unbelieveable offer."  Charity Lindsey broke the story for the Victor Valley Daily Press, and has a report from KVCR.

Public officials in California must disclose e-mails under the state public records act, even if they come from their personal accounts.  The state Supreme Court issued that ruling yesterday (Thursday), as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.