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Bernie Sanders’ Story: How a Vermont Socialist Improbably Won Key Elections—and a National Stage

Bernie Sanders’ Story: How a Vermont Socialist Improbably Won Key Elections—and a National Stage

Tuesday, August 04, 2015  |  Kevin J. Kelley

Editor’s Note: Seven Days , the alternative publication in Burlington, Vt., has been on the Bernie Sanders beat for decades: He got his political start as the mayor of the city. Seven Days , which has been chronicling Sanders’ career since 1972, recently offered to write this story about Sanders’ politi...

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Snapshot: Bike Drive for the Boys and Girls Club

Snapshot: Bike Drive for the Boys and Girls Club

Saturday, August 01, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

It was a big day for 30 children with the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Springs.

On Friday, July 31, the children received their very own bikes, all of which were gathered during a bike drive that was spearheaded by the City of Palm Springs Office of Sustainability. The children also received a bike lock...

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August Astronomy: When the Moon's Away, Enjoy the Milky Way and the Perseid Meteors

August Astronomy: When the Moon's Away, Enjoy the Milky Way and the Perseid Meteors

Friday, July 31, 2015  |  Robert Victor

Jupiter sets almost an hour after the sun on Aug. 1, and three minutes earlier each evening thereafter. Using binoculars a half-hour after sunset, look very low, about midway between west and west-northwest, to the left of the sunset point.

If you can still find Jupiter on Aug. 5, try for Mercury , 1.9 ...

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In Defense of DHS: An 'Analysis' Recently Declared That Desert Hot Springs Is the Worst Place to Live in California. Here's Why We Disagree.

In Defense of DHS: An 'Analysis' Recently Declared That Desert Hot Springs Is the Worst Place to Live in California. Here's Why We Disagree.

Friday, July 24, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

When I moved to Desert Hot Springs a decade ago, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

I didn’t know a thing about the desert city when I moved here from Cleveland in 2005. However, I was soon filled in by others: DHS has a lot of crime. Meth houses. Trashy people. Corrupt government.

In the d...

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A Bill That's All Wet: House Effort Seeks to Build Dams to Alleviate Water Shortages

A Bill That's All Wet: House Effort Seeks to Build Dams to Alleviate Water Shortages

Tuesday, July 21, 2015  |  Elizabeth Shogren

If you tuned into the debate on a drought bill in the House earlier this month, you would have gotten a bleak picture of the agriculture industry in a state that fills the produce aisles in much of the rest of the country.

You also would have heard the water shortage blamed on radical environmentalis...

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Drought's Impact on Electricity: Natural Gas, Wind and Solar Help Fill Hydropower Gaps

Drought's Impact on Electricity: Natural Gas, Wind and Solar Help Fill Hydropower Gaps

Tuesday, July 14, 2015  |  Jonathan Thompson

The water-energy nexus spans the world of electricity generation and water movement, particularly in Western states. It takes water to produce steam for coal, natural gas and nuclear power plants, and they usually need water to cool them down. Huge amounts of electricity are needed to pump water acros...

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