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John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, and KVCR's Ken Vincent continue reviewing the 2017 economy - a good year for the Inland Empire - as Dr. Husing prepares to deliver his annual State of the Region and 2018 Inland Empire Economic Forecast luncheon on Thursday, March 29 at the Ontario Doubletree Inn.

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Supporters of the three national monuments created by President Barack Obama in the Southern California desert are celebrating the monuments' second birthday, in spite of moves by the Trump administration to reconsider development in the area.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

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People around the world have been tuning in to the online "Eagle Cam" in the San Bernardino National Forest hoping to catch a glimpse of two new baby eagles that hatched this week in a nest near Big Bear.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has this update.

YOU CAN LOG INTO THE BIG BEAR EAGLE CAM LIVE BY CLICKING HERE.

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Hundreds of buildings across the Inland Empire are vulnerable to extreme damage and danger to occupants in the event of a major earthquake.  The analysis by the Los Angeles Times finds IE officials have not responded to the vulnerability like officials in Coastal communities have.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A driver plowed his car at a high speed into a group of bicyclists participating in the annual Tour de Palm Springs Bicycle Race, killing one cyclist and injuring another.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Penalties for handling cell phones while driving would get tougher under a new bill proposed in the California Legislature.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

A debate around a treatment intended to reverse pill-induced abortions bubbled up recently when a state regulatory board allowed some nurses to be trained in the practice.  Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola has the story.

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Writers, poets, and other speakers from across the nation will participate in the University of California, Riverside's annual Writers Week events.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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People who were lucky enough to be logged into an online camera positioned near an eagle's nest in the San Bernardino National Forest near Big Bear got to see 2 eggs hatch and 2 baby eagles slowly emerge from their shells, with their parent eagles hovering over the nest. One eaglet hatched yesterday, the other just past noon today (Monday).  YOU CAN LOG INTO THE BIG BEAR EAGLE CAM LIVE BY CLICKING HERE.

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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Opponents of offshore oil production offered visiting federal officials a rude "welcome to California" yesterday (Thursday) as the feds arrived in Sacramento for a public meeting on a Trump administration plan to reopen waters off California to drilling.  More from KQED's Craig Miller.

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California comes in close to the middle of the pack in a new report that compares states in terms of their residents' overall prosperity.  KVCR's Isel Cuapio has more.

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California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia — the chair of the California Legislature’s Women’s Caucus and an original signer of the We Said Enough letter that sparked the #MeToo movement at the state Capitol — is now the subject of a sexual harassment investigation herself.

As reported by Politico on Thursday, a former legislative staffer says an inebriated Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) cornered and groped him in 2014 after the annual legislative softball game.

February 8: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Feb 8, 2018
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This week on Lifestyles, Lillian talks to Melissa Russo, director of the San Bernardino County Museum, about "Dome Talks." http://www.sbcounty.gov/museum/ Also, a conversation with Mayor Charles Townsend on his five favorite movies and things happening in Rancho Mirage. https://www.ranchomirageca.gov/

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Two Democrats in this year's race for California governor have emerged as the clear favorites in the June primary.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, a new poll shows Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa locked in a virtual tie.

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Hearings on creating a single-payer health car system or universal coverage wrapped up last night (Wednesday) at the California state Capitol, for now.  The meeting of a state Assembly committee was dominated by discussion of a single-payer bill passed by the state Senate last year.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

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Fuel cells are "clean" replacement technology for combustion engines, but until now required extremely expensive materials to manufacture. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside say they've developed a new material that could drastically lower the price of fuel cells. KVCR's Benjamin Purper has the story.

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a new material that could drastically lower the price of fuel cells, which can power things like cars and even airplanes.

California and eight other states, including New York, are again suing the Trump Administration and, yes, it's about water. The states filed the lawsuit on Tuesday just hours after federal agencies announced a new delay in the federal Clean Water Rule. Ben Bradford has this report from Capital Public Radio.

The lack of rainfall and snow pack has people wondering if the Golden State is on the verge of another drought. CPRN reporter Ezra David Romero looks into the issue of water supply and storage in California.

Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing joins KVCR's Ken Vincent to continue reviewing the 2017 economy, in preparation for Dr. Husing's annual State of the Region and 2018 Inland Empire Economic Forecast luncheon on Thursday, March 29 at the Ontario Doubletree Inn.

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A California lawmaker and a children's advocacy group want to shed light on what they say is an army of fake social media accounts - or bots - that spread false information online.  Capital Public Radio's Chris Nichols has more.

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Whistleblower protections for legislative staff who report harassment or abuse at the California Capitol - written by Lake Elsinore GOP Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez - have finally passed both houses of the Legislature and are on their way to Governor Jerry Brown's desk for his signature.  More from KQED's Tara Siler.

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A call to change the mentality over the way forests are managed is the topic of the latest research by the Little Hoover Commission.  Capital public Radio's Ezra David Romero reports.

AARP's Free Tax Help Service Turns 50 This Year

Feb 6, 2018
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It's time to start getting ready for tax day, and the AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide service is now in full swing for the program's 50th year.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

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Four current California lawmakers, including a candidate for governor, are named in sexual harassment claims released today by the state Legislature.

The California Senate and Assembly released 12 years of documents that show a combined 18 substantiated or well-founded sexual harassment complaints against state lawmakers or top staffers. Click here to read the full documents.

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The federal Affordable Care Act's individual insurance mandate is on the way out, but California may be coming up with its own version.  Capital Public Radio's Health Care reporter Sammy Caiola has more.

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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The San Bernardino City Council continues to defy the will of the city's voters by once again extending a moratorium on the legal sale of recreational and medicinal marijuana within the city.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

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A new report finds city employee pension costs will continue to rise in California, putting further stress on cash-strapped local governments.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A new report shows nearly two-thirds of California children ar born to low-income families, and the state gets dismal grades on access to child care.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

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