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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.

 

Patients who get written prescriptions from their doctors may be having a tough time getting their medications this month. CapRadio’s health care reporter Sammy Caiola has more.

As the federal government shutdown continues, CalFresh recipients will be receiving their February benefits early.

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A serious storm that forecasters say could flood burn scars and drop a lot of rain and snow is about to pummel California. Capital Public Radio’s Ezra David Romero explains.

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State Senator Richard Roth has proposed a bill that would alleviate the Inland Empire’s severe shortage of physicians. KVCR’s Benjamin Purper has more.

PG&E To File For Bankruptcy For The Second Time

Jan 15, 2019

PG&E announced it will file for bankruptcy for the second time in recent history because of an estimated 30 billion dollars in liability costs from wildfires. Capital Public Radio’s Ezra David Romero explains.

PG&E's announcement that it will file for bankruptcy is spurring some California lawmakers to question what the utility should look like when it emerges. KVCR’s Rick Dulock has more.

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Governor Gavin Newsom took his first step towards providing free community college in California last week.

Capital Public Radio’s PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols has this update on Newsom’s campaign promise.

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 The Inland Empire rang in the new year with strong economic growth — even outperforming the state's economy. That's according to a new report released Thursday by the UCR School of Business. KVCR's Danielle Fox reports. 

 

When it comes to job growth, San Bernardino and Riverside counties have done better than the state’s economy for several quarters running.

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An estimated 50% of all Americans are diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lifetime, according to the CDC. KVCR's Benjamin Purper spoke with psychiatrist David Puder about some ways to protect your mental  health in 2019. 

David Puder is the director of the MEND partial and intensive outpatient program at the Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center.

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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After today, the Inland Empire will rain in the valleys and snow in the mountains for perhaps most of the next several days.  Details from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A healthy economy and a fresh perspective have prompted new Governor Gavin Newsom to propose some of the most progressive programs and sweeping investments in a California state budget blueprint in years.  For the most part, majority Democrats in the Legislature like the budget proposal, while Republicans have questions and concerns.  Here's more in a report from KVCR's Ken Vincent and Captial Public Radio's Ben Adler.

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Joshua Tree National Park will not be closed to the public beginning this morning after all.  In spite of the partial federal government shutdown, park officials have found some money that will allow them to keep some of the park open, for the time being.  KVCR's Ken Vincent explains.

A San Bernardino County gang prosecutor has resigned after backlash to his racist rants on social media.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has the story.

California Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to push health care expanisonin his first budget proposal, out today.  Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola looks at what that might entail.

Turpin Home Back in the Market

Jan 9, 2019

Reports from the Press Enterprise say that the house in Peris where prosecutors say the children of David and Louise Turpin were tortured, which appeared to have sold last week, is going back on the market. 

The house was sold at an auction on January 2nd to an unidentified bidder. The house will be up for bid again on the Hudson and Marshall website starting January 12th. 

A new sheriff and two new supervisors were sworn into office yesterday (Tuesday) in Riverside County.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Governor Gavin Newsom wants to en the California National Guard deployment that former Governor Jerry Brown negotiated with the Trump Administration last year.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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In his inauguration speech Monday, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a handful of proposals he says will make health care more affordable.  Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola looks at his plan to tackle drug pricing.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld two California animal welfare laws by declining to hear challenges to  them.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Paper receipts could become a thing of the past if a new California bill becomes law.  Capital Public Radio's Ezra David Romero reports.

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If you live in the Inland Empire and are driving on the 60 Freeway from Riverside towards Los Angeles, you might have seen the HUGE steel "elephant"-like statue looming in the distance on the hill above the freeway.  Many people don't know it's acutally a sculpture of an ancient mammoth. Lots of drivers have wondered what it is, how it got there, and why it sits on that Jurupa Valley hill.  As part of our listener-interactive reporting project, The Inland, KVCR's Shareen Awad went on a mission to find out more.

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Some residents of Bloomington say they're devastated after the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors ignored their concerns about health and safety, and used a "greatly flawed" developer's impact report to approve a warehouse in a residential area near a high school.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more in this feature report.

I’m at the house of Thomas and Kim Rocha. They live in a cul-de-sac next to 17 acres of empty land in the unincorporated area of Bloomington.

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The City of Redlands has declared a shelter crisis, and various agencies are figuring out what they can do to continue supporting the homeless.  KVCR's Katie Trojano has more in this feature report.

Meet Justin Burzachiello, a 17-year old senior at Redlands High School. Through collaboration with ESRI, a local high-tech mapping company, Justin developed an app called the Helping Humans application. This app helps assist those struggling with homelessness by compiling a list of hotlines, county services, employment assistance, service providers and provisions.

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Governor Gavin Newsom made claims on everything from rising rents to his palns for California's rainy day fund in his inaugural address yesterday (Monday).  Capital Public Radio's Chris Nichols fact-checked the governor's speech.

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