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A More Representative Council? A Chat With Councilwoman Lisa Middleton About Palm Springs' Steps Toward Changing to District Elections

A More Representative Council? A Chat With Councilwoman Lisa Middleton About Palm Springs' Steps Toward Changing to District Elections

May 22, 2018 16:21  |  Brane Jevric

Lisa Middleton got more than 7,000 votes to lead the way in last year’s at-large Palm Springs City Council election, becoming the first openly transgender person to be elected to a non-judicial office...

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Voting for Their Lives: After the School Shooting in Parkland, Fla., Students Took to the Streets. Now They're Registering to Vote.

Voting for Their Lives: After the School Shooting in Parkland, Fla., Students Took to the Streets. Now They're Registering to Vote.

May 21, 2018 08:40  |  Brian Blueskye

The Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., in February changed something among many young people in the United States.

First came the March for Our Lives protests on March 24, with te...

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Cannabis in the CV: It's Time to Take Farmers' Market Values and Apply Them to Marijuana

Cannabis in the CV: It's Time to Take Farmers' Market Values and Apply Them to Marijuana

May 14, 2018 14:45  |  Charles Drabkin

I have long proclaimed the greatness of using local produce grown and picked at the height of ripeness—something I learned after working in the restaurant industry.

I visit the farmers’ market in Palm ...

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Democracy in Crisis: The Case of Mexican Journalist Emilio Gutierrez Soto Portends a Grim Future for Press Freedom

Democracy in Crisis: The Case of Mexican Journalist Emilio Gutierrez Soto Portends a Grim Future for Press Freedom

May 12, 2018 14:30  |  Baynard Woods

Emilio Gutierrez Soto had to flee Mexico a decade ago to seek asylum in the United States—because people there took his journalism too seriously.

He may get sent back because an American judge does not...

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Cultivating Clout: Taking Cues From Other Businesses, the Marijuana Industry Is Throwing a Lot of Money Into California Politics

Cultivating Clout: Taking Cues From Other Businesses, the Marijuana Industry Is Throwing a Lot of Money Into California Politics

May 09, 2018 17:40  |  Laurel Rosenhall

Lobbyists in slick pinstriped suits and burly veterans with tattooed arms crowded into a Capitol hearing room earlier this month as lawmakers considered a bill to make it easier for Californians to bu...

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'Young People Have No Clue That This Is How We Lived': Cleve Jones, Being Honored at the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast, Expresses Concern About the Future

'Young People Have No Clue That This Is How We Lived': Cleve Jones, Being Honored at the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast, Expresses Concern About the Future

May 04, 2018 13:30  |  Brian Blueskye

Cleve Jones has been at the forefront of the fight for gay rights since the 1970s.

Today, he continues to speak out—and will be honored with the Harvey B. Milk Leadership Award of the Coachella Valley ...

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Fight Over the Environment: Here's What's Important for Land, Sea and Air in California's Fight With Trump

Fight Over the Environment: Here's What's Important for Land, Sea and Air in California's Fight With Trump

May 03, 2018 11:00  |  Julie Cart, CALmatters

The punch-counterpunch sparring between the Trump administration and the state of California over rollbacks of federal environmental regulations is often described as a war of words, with neither the pr...

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May Astronomy: This Month Kicks Off a Special Time for Viewing Our Fellow Members of the Solar System

May Astronomy: This Month Kicks Off a Special Time for Viewing Our Fellow Members of the Solar System

May 01, 2018 07:00  |  Robert Victor

Two planets far outshine all the stars this month. May through June, Venus , at magnitude -4 in the west-northwest at dusk, attains peak altitude of its current apparition and sets a maximum of 2.6 hour...

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