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Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assaulting her when they were in high school, has agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, her attorneys said Saturday.

After many extensions last week, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, gave Ford a deadline of 2:30 p.m. on Saturday to decide whether she would testify before the panel next week. If she did not comply, the committee would go ahead with a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination on Monday.

The two finalists for California's state schools chief faced off in a debate last night [Tuesday] in Sacramento.  As Capital Public Radio's Nadine Sebai reports, the race is a battle between teachers unions and charter school advocates.

Riverside County is moving toward designating reserved parking spots at county office buildings and facilities for military active duty or veterans who've recieved Purple Heart medals for their service.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continues his discussion with KVCR's Ken Vincent about how the major sectors of the Inland Empire economy have been expected to perform in 2018.  In this segment, Dr. Husing explains the "high-paying" - or entrepreneurial - sector of the IE economy.

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act are asking Governor Jerry Brown to sign Senate Bill 910, which would limit so-called "junk" insurance plans.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has the story.

Eight people were shot in the courtyard of a San Bernardino apartment complex on Sunday, August 2nd.  Police are frustrated with the challenge of finding cooperative witnesses.  KVCR's Trisha Ahmed investigates why witnesses say they're choosing not to report information to the police.  And a note:  the voice of the person interviewed in the following story has been altered to protect his identity.

California bail workers are fighting for their livelihoods after Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that would eliminate their industry.  They've filed a referendum hoping voters will overturn the law.  Capital Public Radio's Nadine Sebai looks at the law's impact on bail agencies, their regulators, and taxpayers.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is trying to determine if there was criminal activity related to the hospitalization of 25 poeple attending a wedding at a venue in the San Timoteo Badlands between Redlands and Beaumont.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Firefighters are battling a brush fire in the San Gabriel mountains north of Glendora that was reported over the weekend.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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:

1.                 Democrats are now in the majority on the California Air Resources Board.

2.                 A member of the Moreno Valley school board has resigned after he was charged with having an illegal assault rifle.

3.                 A member of the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water Board was reprimanded for what she drank while attending a district meeting.

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Comedian Alonzo Bodden, a frequent panelist on NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me," will be at the Ontario Improv for the next three nights.  He recently spoke with KVCR and, in this segment produced by KVCR's Shareen Awad, talks about how he got into comedy and what to expect at his upcoming shows.


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