Sen. Kamala Harris Announces 2020 Presidential Candidacy

Updated at 9:10 a.m. ET California Sen. Kamala Harris is running for president in 2020. The first-term Democratic senator made the announcement on ABC's Good Morning America Monday morning. "I love my country, and this is a moment in time that I feel a sense of responsibility to fight for the best of who we are," Harris said. The 54-year-old Harris has been seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party even before she won a Senate seat in 2016. She received national attention as San Francisco...

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It's the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, a fitting day to celebrate a Beyonce Mass. KVCR's David Fleming reports.

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Doctors across California are grappling with a new state law requiring them to find homeless patients a place to sleep. They also have to offer a meal, clothing and other services. Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola looks at the impact on already-busy hospitals.

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A regional conference held at Cal State San Bernardino Thursday brought together representatives from Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties to discuss solving homelessness in our area. KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more. 

The conference, called “Ending Homelessness in the Watershed,” brought together leaders from the three counties to discuss the issue of homelessness.

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The man who measures California's snowpack is retiring. For 30 years, Frank Gehrke has shown up on TV, educating the public about California's "frozen reservoir" - the snowpack that provides one third of the state's water supply. But even though Gehrke's called it quits, Capital Public Radio's Ezra David Romero reports he's not letting go of his skis and snowshoes so easily.

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State lawyers have given the final okay to a regulation allowing home marijjuana deliveries statewide, even in communities that have banned commercial cannabis sales. Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric has more.

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Representative Pete Aguilar has been chosen for a leadership role on the House Appropriations Committee. KVCR’s Benjamin Purper has more.

Aguilar, whose district includes San Bernardino and parts of Rancho Cucamonga, was chosen as Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Committee.

The representative also announced he will serve on the Appropriations Subcommittes on Defense; Transportation, Housing & Urban Development; and Homeland Security.

Now in his third term, Aguilar also holds the leadership position of Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus.

The Inland Empire Women’s March returns for its 3rd year this Saturday in Downtown Riverside. More from KVCR’s Isel Cuapio.

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Groups that advocate for children in California are pressing state lawmakers to fully fund Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget requests to expand access to early learning. KVCR’s Katie Trojano has more.

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Two of Riverside County’s cities rank on the nation’s top 10 list of longest workday commutes. KVCR’s Katie Trojano has more.

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Walmart is opening a consolidation center and warehouse in Colton, which will bring over 600 jobs by 2021.

KVCR's Danielle Fox has more.

 

 

Walmart is opening a consolidation center and warehouse in Colton this July, which will bring over 600 jobs by 2021. The 340,000 square foot facility will initially employ 150 full-time associates with a base salary starting above $15 per hour.

 

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Wisconsin, the Dairy State, may someday be known as the Solar State too. While solar is a boost for some struggling dairy farmers, others fear the fallout from turning their farm community into a solar production site.

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Britain's prime minister, Theresa May, faced hours of blistering criticism on Monday from more than 100 lawmakers who questioned her leadership a week after Parliament decisively rejected her plan for leaving the European Union and mounted a failed effort to unseat her through a vote of no confidence.

May struggled to bring new ideas to parliament with just two months to go until the March 29 deadline for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

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