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Fewer undocumented students in California are applying for college financial aid, likely because of deportation fears.  That's prompted an urgent message from college students days before the March 2 Cal Grant deadline.  Capital Public Radio's Steve Milne reports.

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In her first official speech on the U.S. Senate floor, Senator Kamala Harris blasted President Trump's recent immigration actions.  The California Democrat said the orders instill fear in Latinos who she claimed are already 40 percent less likely to call 911 when they've been the victim of a crime.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols checked out the Senator's statistic.

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In what was called an extraordinary moment of incivility in the California Legislature, a Democratic state Senator ordered security to remove his Republican colleague from the floor of the Senate chamber yesterday (Thursday).  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford explains what happened.

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Anaheim's mayor and police cheif spoke to reporters yesterday (Thursday) with more information on a violent confrontation this week between an off-duty cop and a bunch of teenagers that resulted in the officer firing his weapon with the teens nearby.  The incident sparked protests in the streets of Anaheim Wednesday night.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Earthquakes are common occurrences in Southern California, but have the potential to cause serious destruction and injury.  KVCR's Brandon Gunzel interviews a local professor and geologist, as well as the CEO of a non-profit earthquake insurance company in the second of our series on earthquake safety and disaster preparedness.

Residents protested in the streets Wednesday evening following a confrontation between an off-duty police officer and a group of teenagers in an Anaheim neighborhood. The interaction ended with physical conflict and the officer firing his gun into the ground with kids around him. KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

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A group of protestors demanding Inland Empire Congressman Ken Calvert hold a town hall meeting rallied outside a Calvert fundraiser in Riverside yesterday.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A citrus disease that has spread from other countries into the U.S. has led to the decline of three-quarters of Florida's citrus industry.  As the disease now appears to be spreading in Southern California, the federal government has given a multi-million dollar grant to UC Riverside to help fight it.  KVCR's Ken Vincent and Brandon Gunzel have more.

Riverside Police say a body was found in a home that caught fire after a night-long standoff with a gunman who fired at officers.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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The Adelanto Elementary School District has identified more than 170 of its employees as possible victims of a clerical error, meaning the district could owe millions of dollars to its classified employees.  Reporter Charity Lindsey broke the story for the Victor Valley Daily Press last week, and now brings her report to KVCR.

Two separate vehicle crashes in the Inland Empire over the holiday weekend resulted in two deaths.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A new survey by the traffic analytics firm Inrix finds that traffic in the metro Los Angeles area -- including the Inland Empire -- is rated the worst in the nation.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

The debate over whether California should adopt a single payer, government-run health care system has returned to the state Capitol.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Bleary-eyed teenagers shuffling to school barely after daybreak could become a thing of the past, if a state lawmaker has his way.  Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports on the proposal to push back middle and high school start times to at least 8:30.

Rain heavy at times, foothill flooding, and veritable blizzard conditions in the mountains will all be part of today's storm as it passes through the Inland Empire.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Riverside County prosecutors yesterday (Thursday) filed numerous felony bribery, corruption, and conflict of interest charges against Steve Pougnet, the recent former  mayor of Palm Springs and two Palm Springs developers, John Wessman and Richard Meany.  The charges come following a nearly year-and-a-half-long investigation.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Republican State Assemblyman Travis Allen of Huntington Beach recently claimed the Oroville Dam emergency in Northern California was "entirely avoidable."  He added that Governor Jerry Brown failed to spend a single dollar from a recent water bond to pay for upgrades to the massive structure.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols checked out those claims by the Orange County lawmaker

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Although you might not believe it looking at Inland Empire weather conditions today (Thursday), some Forecasters say the storm that will barrel through the IE tomorrow (Friday) could provide some of the wettest, windiest, and potentially more dangerous weather conditions that we've experienced in this part of Southern California in years.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

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Living on the West Coast has its perks, but it comes at a cost.  California is one of the most geologically-active places in North America.  KVCR's Brandon Gunzel interviews a local professor and geologist in the first of a series of reports on earthquake safety and disaster preparedness.

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Foreign delegations routinely visit the California state Capitol.  But with Mexico and the U.S. at odds over certain policies these days, this week's visit from a half-dozen Mexican senators carries added significance.  Our Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler spent some time with two of the senators.

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A vote in Congress has imperiled California's new state-run retirement program just as officials prepare to launch it.  The U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday (Wednesday) to repeal a federal rule allowing the program.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

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The Trump administration has approved federal emergency aid funds to help California respond to the aftermath of the Oroville Dam crisis.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent and Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler.

In this excerpt from KVCaRts, KVCR's Rick Dulock interviews Madeline Scully about a Black History Month/Civil Rights concert upcoming in San Bernardino.

Music promoter Goldenvoice is seeking applicants for a number of positions to work at the upcoming Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals in Indio.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

For more information about the Goldenvoice Job Fair Feb. 24 in Indio, contact this e-mail address:  work@coachella.com

John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continues his conversation with KVCR's Ken Vincent about how Trump Administration policies might affect the IE economy.  In this segmetn, Dr. Husing says Trump's promises to spend billions of dollars on infrastructure projects could be very good for the Inland Empire's economic sectors... IF the infrastructure promises actually pan out, AND if California can get it's share of that funding.

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The federal license that allows the state of California to operate the now-damaged Oroville Dam expired 10 years ago, and has been operating since then with yearly "temporary" licenses, according to reports from the Associated Press.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

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Tens of thousands of residents downstream from Oroville Dam are still under evacuation orders, even as conditions improve for workers trying to alleviate the structural emergency plaguing the dam.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Federal agencies are providing California with preliminary assistance for the Oroville Dam emergency.  That's in spite of some rumors President Donald Trump is withholding aid to the state, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

Caltrans says that the Ortega Highway -- Highway 74 between Lake Elsinore and San Juan Capistrano -- could reopen to traffic this week, following a 3-week closure of the highway because of storm damage.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

President Trump's Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly spent part of last week meeting with officials from states who share a border with Mexico.  As KVCR's Ken Vincent reports, Gen. Kelly got some tough questions regarding alleged ICE immigrant raids this past weekend. 

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