Archive for December 2nd, 2015

InlandPolitics: Trump widens lead in latest national poll

Quinnipiac University

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 – 08:30 a.m.

Billionaire Businessman Donald Trump has widened his lead in the race for the republican nomination for President of the United States.

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Dwight Kealy


December 1, 2015 – 3:09 pm

An attorney and former Marine Corps intelligence officer has announced plans to run against Inland Rep. Raul Ruiz in 2016.

To read post by Jeff Horseman in The P-E Political Empire Blog, click here.

Harry Ramos

District attorney’s office’s decision does not affect a civil lawsuit filed by a Ramona woman who says Ramos sexually harassed her. (Frank Bellino – File Photo)

Published: Dec. 1, 2015
Updated: Dec. 2, 2015 7:01 a.m.

The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office has declined to pursue criminal charges against Murrieta Councilman Harry Ramos for his actions during a Murrieta Chamber of Commerce event in January.

To read article by Aaron Claverie in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Ontario International Airport

The number of flights increases; also, cargo tonnage is up at the Inland airport

Published: Dec. 1, 2015 – Updated: 4:59 p.m.

Both domestic and international passenger traffic at Ontario International Airport increased in October, up more than 5.6 percent. There were 380,584 passengers in October, compared with 360,256 for the same month one year ago.

To read article by Richard K. De Atley in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

California State University - San Bernardino

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 12/01/15 – 5:52 PM PST |

Manufacturing in the Inland Empire may be back in growth mode as manufacturers responded positively to questions about the state of their businesses, according to the latest report from the Institute of Applied Research at Cal State San Bernardino.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
December 1, 2015

  • State has levied special tax to finance Medi-Cal
  • Feds say that tax is no longer acceptable
  • Gov. Brown struggles to write a replacement

For years, the state has conducted something of a shell game to help finance Medi-Cal, its health insurance system for the poor that now covers nearly a third of Californians.

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The Hill: UnitedHealth CEO regrets entering ObamaCare

The Hill

By Sarah Ferris
12/01/15 – 11:05 AM EST

The CEO of UnitedHealthcare on Tuesday said he regretted the decision to enter the ObamaCare marketplace last year, which the company says has resulted in millions of dollars in losses.

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Sovaldi, an expensive Hepatitis C treatment, is made by Gilead Sciences. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Gilead Sciences)

By Carolyn Y. Johnson and Brady Dennis
December 1, 2015 at 2:27 PM

–This story has been updated.–

Gilead Sciences executives were acutely aware in 2013 that their plan to charge an exorbitantly high price for a powerful new hepatitis C drug would spark public outrage, but they pursued the profit-driven strategy anyway, according to a Senate Finance Committee investigation report released Tuesday.

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