Archive for April 20th, 2014

InlandPolitics: Happy Easter!

Happy Easter

Sunday, April 20, 2014 – 10:01 a.m.

InlandPolitics.com would like to wish everyone a pleasant and Happy Easter holiday.

InlandPolitics: Is the economy as strong as people think?

Economy

Sunday, April 20, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.

Much effort is being put into making Americans believe the economy is building strength.

The assertion is prominent within government circles.

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SBx Bus

Omnitrans trains drivers and tests new sbX buses on the new rapid transit line north and south on E Street in San Bernardino on Wednesday. The Omnitrans sbX Green Line will span a 15.7 mile corridor between San Bernardino and Loma Linda, with 16 stations. Service will start April 28. John Valenzuela — Staff

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 04/19/14, 9:59 PM PDT |

After more than a year of construction and a decade of planning, Omnitrans is about ready to roll out its $197.1-million rapid transit bus line later this month.

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VVDailyPress: GOP still dominant regionally

County voter stats provide hyper-local glimpse
April 19, 2014 9:08 PM
SHEA JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER

VICTORVILLE • In a state of mostly Democrats, this region has historically been a rare pocket of majority Republicans. Data released this week by the San Bernardino County Elections Office — specific to local-level districts and cities — only reaffirms that the area’s votership continues to buck the statewide trend.

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By DON THOMPSON / ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: April 19, 2014 Updated: 2:49 p.m.

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state’s criminal justice system by increasing the burden on local governments.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014 – 12:00 am

When you get past the political fuzz and buzz, the Capitol’s quest for a new rainy-day fund to store excess state revenue is an admission that politicians have failed in the past and can’t be trusted in the future.

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U.S. Capitol

The Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Tish Wells – McClatchy)

By David Lightman
McClatchy Washington Bureau
April 18, 2014

WASHINGTON — Democrats are finding that their path to keeping control of the U.S. Senate this year is getting bumpier.

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LATimes: Student debt holds back many would-be home buyers

College Debt

Of the many factors holding back young home buyers — rising prices, tougher lending standards, a still-shaky job market — none looms larger than the recent explosion of college debt.

By Tim Logan
April 19, 2014, 6:33 p.m.

Sarah Luna wants to buy a home in up-and-coming northeast Los Angeles before it’s too late.

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