President Trump established a new tariff on imported solar panel parts yesterday (Tuesday).  Capital Public Radio's Ezra David Romero reports on how the tax may affect California.


An after-action report on San Bernardino County's response to the 2015 terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center will be delayed by at least six months.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

California could reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 - that's the prediction by a panel of clean-energy experts gathering in Sacramento today (Tuesday). KVCR's Benjamin Purper reports. 

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, begins a new series of Tuesday morning conversations with KVCR's Ken Vincent.  Dr. Husing reviews the past year's economy - and his predictions for last year - in preparation for the IEEP annual State of the Region/Inland Empire Economic Forecast luncheon on Thursday, March 29, at the Doubletree Inn Ontario.  (more info on the luncheon presentation is at

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A horrific criminal incident took place yesterday (Monday) on an Inland Empire freeway.  A woman drove a stolen truck through miles of wrong-way traffic on the 210 freeway between San Bernardino and Claremont, resulting in several injury collisions and a death.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The Inland Empire saw its second annual Women's March on Saturday, where roughly 3,000 people marched through Downtown Riverside chanting and carrying signs.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper was there, and has this report.

The 2018 Riverside Women's March began on the steps of the Riverside Courthouse, as the Resistance Reival Women's Chorus sang songs of hope and protest to a crowd of thousands.

Officials in Texas say they recall no interaction with the family of David and Louise Turpin, who are charged in Riverside County with torture, child abuse, and false imprisonment of 12 of their 13 children in their current home in Perris.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Riverside County's fire department is operating under an interim fire chief, after the current chief was dismissed by the powers that be in Sacramento.  KVCR's Ken Vincent explains.

California is experiencing a statewide record low unemployment rate.  And the Inland Empire also has one of the lowest jobless rates in recent memory.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

The effort to overturn the fuel tax and vehicle fee increases in California's new transportation funding law appears to be gaining momentum.  The author of one proposed ballot measure is now backing a rival initiative that could be headed for the November election.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler 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:

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We are learning new details about the case of 13 siblings held captive by their parents in the Inland Empire community of Perris.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper filed this report for NPR's Morning Edition today (Friday).

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The Perris couple charged with imprisoning and torturing their 13 children in their home could face life in prison.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper was at a news conference held by Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin today (Thursday), where the extent of the Turpin family parents' abuse of their children was detailed.

In the wake of a Perris couple being held in jail for holding their children captive in their home - which was also registered as a "home school" - an Inland Empire lawmaker is proposing legislation to give the state some oversight over home schools.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper filed this report for NPR News.

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In spite of California's new law declaring itself a "sanctuary state,"  there are reports that federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are planning a massive immigration "sweep" in parts of the state.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

California's community colleges and universities are urging their students who are DACA recipients to take advantage of what may only be a temporary window to renew their temporary status.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Drivers who want to continue to use their California drivers licenses to board airplanes can apply for new, federally-required IDs starting next Monday (Jan 22).  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

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Residents of a normally quiet neighborhood in Perris were shocked to hear that their neighbors - David and Louise Turpin - were holding their 13 emaciated children hostage under inhospitable conditions in their home.  In this story aired  on the California Report on 91.9 KVCR this morning (Wednesday), reporter Valerie Hamilton profiles the neighbors and neighborhood where apparently no one suspected anything about what went on inside the house for years.

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In Perris, it's not just the neighbors who were unaware of what was happening inside the Turpin home where authorities found the 13 emaciated Turpin children.  The Turpin parents arrested on suspicion of child abuse were running a home school that authorities seem to know nothing about.  Now, the California Legislature is looking into changing rules for home schooling.  Reporter Vanessa Rancano has more.

Perris Home Was a Prison for 13 Siblings

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KVCR reporter Benjamin Purper put together a disturbing story about 13 siblings held hostage by their own parents in Perris. Here is the story as reported today on Morning Edition.

Firefighters from multiple agencies doused nearly a dozen fires in the northwest corner of San Bernardino on Monday. KVCR's Rick Dulock voices this story reported by the San Bernardino Sun and Associated Press.

Today, celebrations around Southern California will mark the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, inclduign an inaugural MLK Day parade in Murrietta.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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An inmate has escaped from the men's detention center in Chino.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

The first major debate in California's upcoming gubernatorial race took place over the weekend in Los Angeles.  The town hall featured four Democrats and two Republicans - with more than a thousand people in the audience.  As KPCC's Mary Plummer reports, both the candidates and the crowd got contentious.

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a $175,000 contract to develop a memorial to the victims of the December 2, 2015 terrorist attack.  But not everybody is happy where the money is going.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

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Cal State San Bernardino was put on lockdown Wednesday after a bullet shattered one of the windows on campus.  While no one was injured, the shot propmpted a large police response and kept students in darkened classrooms for hours.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

Governor Jerry Brown's proposed budget is earning praise from children's advocates because it invests part of the surplus in programs to support health care.  KVCR's Ezequiel Ramirez has more.

Governor Jerry Brown sent his budget proposal to the California legislature for the 16th and final time.  He begins his last year in office with state revenues gushing in by the billions.  Yet with his trademark warnings of fiscal prudence, Brown once again sought to set an austere tone for the budget debate that will stretch into June.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

Hundreds of California lawmakers and Sacramento politicos partied hard at last night (Thursday) at the annual Tribal Bash.  That's the big "welcome back" celebration thrown by Natvie American tribes at the start of each yer's legislative session.  But this year, amid the #MeToo movement, organizers made some pretty big changes -- even at the very last minute.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

Cal State San Bernardino was locked down for hours last night (Wednesday) after a bullet hit a building on campus.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.