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The Problems in Palm Desert: The City Council Candidates Many Not Agree on All Issues—but All Support Measure T

The Problems in Palm Desert: The City Council Candidates Many Not Agree on All Issues—but All Support Measure T

Tuesday, September 27, 2016  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

All five candidates for the three Palm Desert City Council seats up for election this year, not surprisingly, say they’re proud of their mid-valley city.

All agree that the city’s wide roads, pleasant parks, good schools and upscale neighborhoods are virtues that continue to make Palm Desert an attra...

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Cathedral City Concerns: While Mayor Stan Henry Runs Unopposed, Two Incumbent City Council Members Face a Challenger

Cathedral City Concerns: While Mayor Stan Henry Runs Unopposed, Two Incumbent City Council Members Face a Challenger

Monday, September 26, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Cathedral City has faced some tough times in recent years.

Developers have broken promises. Redevelopment in the downtown area, along Highway 111, has seen ups and downs.

These are just a couple of the issues Cathedral City’s City Council is dealing with as the November election approaches. Mayor Stan...

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The Costs of Public Safety: Palm Desert Freezes Several Police Positions in an Effort to Save Money

The Costs of Public Safety: Palm Desert Freezes Several Police Positions in an Effort to Save Money

Thursday, September 22, 2016  |  Brane Jevric

The Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station, located on Gerald Ford Drive, is the home of the Coachella Valley’s most robust local policing force.

The station covers all unincorporated areas of the western valley, as well as the cities of Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage and Indian Wells, each of which contracts wit...

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Cannabis in the CV: Montel Williams Gets Into the MediPot Biz; a New Device Tests Breath for THC

Cannabis in the CV: Montel Williams Gets Into the MediPot Biz; a New Device Tests Breath for THC

Sunday, September 18, 2016  |  Sean Planck

In his keynote speech at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition on Sept. 8 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, longtime cannabis advocate Montel Williams announced his entry into the medical marijuana business with the launch of LenitivLabs.

“I’m proud to announce the formation of Leni...

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District Disagreements: State Sen. Jeff Stone Hopes to Upset Rep. Raul Ruiz in November

District Disagreements: State Sen. Jeff Stone Hopes to Upset Rep. Raul Ruiz in November

Thursday, September 15, 2016  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Rep. Raul Ruiz upset Mary Bono Mack four years ago to become the California District 36 congressman.

This year, state Sen. Jeff Stone hopes to pull off an upset of his own.

The Democratic Party has high hopes this year. Party leaders think it’s possible to retain the presidency, regain control of the ...

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Prioritizing Endangered Species: Buried in Petitions, the Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes a New System

Prioritizing Endangered Species: Buried in Petitions, the Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes a New System

Wednesday, September 14, 2016  |  Cally Carswell

In the Black River south of Carlsbad, N.M., rare Texas hornshell mussels are trying to multiply.

It’s a bizarre and complicated process: Male mussels spit sperm into the river, where the females catch it. After brooding fertilized eggs for about a month, they chuck the larvae into the water. There, t...

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