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March Astronomy: Venus, Jupiter, Sirius and Canopus Are This Month's Evening Standouts

March Astronomy: Venus, Jupiter, Sirius and Canopus Are This Month's Evening Standouts

Friday, February 27, 2015  |  Robert Victor

March 2015 at dusk: Early in the month, the four brightest “stars,” in order of brilliance, are: Venus , in the west; Jupiter , in the eastern sky; Sirius , the “Dog Star,” 40 degrees up in the south as seen from the Coachella Valley; and Canopus , less than 4 degrees up when it passes due south about 21 min...

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Don't Smile! You're Not on Camera: Coachella Valley Law Enforcement Agencies Have Been Slow to Embrace Body-Cam Technology

Don't Smile! You're Not on Camera: Coachella Valley Law Enforcement Agencies Have Been Slow to Embrace Body-Cam Technology

Thursday, February 26, 2015  |  Brane Jevric

We’re living in a video world. Cameras are everywhere: on streets, tablets, smart phones and satellites.

Cameras can also help protect the public and law enforcement alike when placed in key public areas and—increasingly—on police officers themselves.

However, you won’t find very many law-enforcement ...

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A Little Bit of Hope: Farmworkers Will Benefit From the East Valley's New Plaza Esperanza

A Little Bit of Hope: Farmworkers Will Benefit From the East Valley's New Plaza Esperanza

Wednesday, February 18, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

In 2000, Riverside County agreed to a settle a dispute with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development which was triggered after 24 Coachella Valley families filed complaints. According to HUD archives, the complaints stated “that Riverside County had targeted Hispanic-owned and -...

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How to Die With Dignity: Brittany Maynard's High-Profile Death May Usher in a Right-to-Die Option for Terminally Ill Patients in California

How to Die With Dignity: Brittany Maynard's High-Profile Death May Usher in a Right-to-Die Option for Terminally Ill Patients in California

Friday, February 13, 2015  |  Melinda Welsh

The call comes on your cell when you least expect it. The doctor, a specialist from out of town, says: “The telephone isn’t the ideal way to deliver test results, but ...”

You urge him to proceed. He tells you about your brain cancer.

It has metastasized with a vengeance. His words are both shocking a...

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Now in Charge: What Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, the New Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Thinks About Western Issues

Now in Charge: What Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, the New Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Thinks About Western Issues

Tuesday, February 10, 2015  |  Brian Calvert

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski opened her first legislative meeting as chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources by using talks on the Keystone XL pipeline to hint at a broader agenda.

The statement helps inaugurate the political season, with a new Congress controlled by Republic...

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February Astronomy: Venus, Mars and the Crescent Moon Make a Date!

February Astronomy: Venus, Mars and the Crescent Moon Make a Date!

Friday, January 30, 2015  |  Robert Victor

Two planets and a star far outshine all competitors at dusk in February.

They are: Venus , of magnitude -4, low in the west-southwest, shifting toward the west and slowly gaining altitude as this month progresses; Jupiter, of magnitude -2.6, starting very low in the east-northeast, moving into the east a...

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