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Water levels at Lake Mead hit record lows

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Lake Mead is at its lowest level since the 1930s, when Hoover Dam was built and the lake was first filled in. Federal officials are preparing to release a new projection on the lake, which currently at 39 percent capacity, according to an Associated Press report. Lake Mead is currently …

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Liberal (ever-so-slightly) Riverside

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Riverside a bastion of liberalism? Well, not quite. But the city did rank as mildly left-of-center politically in a study conducted by Professors Chris Warshaw of MIT and Chris Tausanovitch of UCLA, the results of which appear in this month’s edition of American Political Science Review. Both academics brought together …

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Radical water-saving legislation being considered

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Legislators in Sacramento are working with Gov. Jerry Brown to craft legislation that would regulate groundwater pumping for the first time in the state’s history. Farmers and cities that tap into California’s underground aquifers – the state’s largest source of water – historically have had no limits on how much …

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Upgrade of home water fixtures would save water

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California can do much to ease its drought crisis by upgrading older homes with modern fixtures, according to an official with the California Building Industry Association. “More than half of the state’s 7.5 million homes were constructed before 1980, which means they are still equipped with old fixtures that use …

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Steve Adams Discusses Affordable Care Act with Local Doctors

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On August 4, Riverside City Councilman and congressional candidate Steve Adams took the time to meet with several doctors in Riverside County. His goal was to learn how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) had affected their practices, specifically in regards to their ability to care for patients. What he learned, …

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Mixed verdicts in Colonies case

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Both sides received favorable rulings Wednesday in the Colonies corruption trial. San Bernardino County Superior Court Judge Michael A. Smith upheld charges of bribery and misappropriation of public funds against Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum and three former county officials. Smith also declined to dismiss all of the charges based …

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