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A Note From the Editor: Good Journalism Is Now More Important Than Ever Due to the President-Elect

A Note From the Editor: Good Journalism Is Now More Important Than Ever Due to the President-Elect

Thursday, December 01, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

I wish were using this space to discuss the results of the third annual Best of Coachella Valley readers’ poll —and explain how we received an all-time-high number of votes, and gush about how proud I am that our list of winners and finalists represents all parts of the valley.

I wish I were using this...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Dec. 1, 2016!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Dec. 1, 2016!

Thursday, December 01, 2016  |  Staff

On this week's eggnog-craving weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson offers scenes from Standing Rock; The K Chronicles lives in the House of Sick; This Modern World examines the great political divide; and Red Meat enjoys a new exercise routine.

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Know Your Neighbors: After the Election, the American Civil Liberties Union Finds Itself Quite Busy

Know Your Neighbors: After the Election, the American Civil Liberties Union Finds Itself Quite Busy

Wednesday, November 30, 2016  |  Anita Rufus

I knew something was going on when I walked into the community room at the Palm Desert Library for a meeting sponsored by the Desert Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California—and there were more than 140 people, hauling in chairs and standing along the side and back walls....

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Ask a Mexican: Why Do Mexican Americans Represent Mexican Culture So Poorly?

Ask a Mexican: Why Do Mexican Americans Represent Mexican Culture So Poorly?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: What’s up with pochos and their disrespect for their origins?

I’m a Mexican who was born and raised in Mexico, a proud chilango , and, well, I gotta know: Why do pochos, or Mexican Americans or whatever, try to make our reputation as bad as possible by acting all like gangsters, drug deal...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Nov. 24, 2016!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Nov. 24, 2016!

Thursday, November 24, 2016  |  Staff

On this week's completely stuffed weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson offers helpful Thanksgiving survival tips; The K Chronicles urges Americans to keep up the fight; This Modern World suggests some things for which to be thankful; and Red Meat comes in out of the rain.

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Ask a Mexican: Why Do Mexicans Always Break the Rules?

Ask a Mexican: Why Do Mexicans Always Break the Rules?

Wednesday, November 23, 2016  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: We have Mexican teenagers in my apartment building who are chronic troublemakers. My question to you is: Why do Mexicans break the rules, refuse to be corrected, and harass us senior citizens? Why is it always the Mexicans who are the worst? Is it in their culture? Or are these just un...

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