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Not Opposed: No Longer a Freshman, State Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia Forges Ahead

Not Opposed: No Longer a Freshman, State Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia Forges Ahead

Tuesday, July 26, 2016  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

This has been one of the most highly charged and controversial election years in recent memory.

However, all is calm in State Assembly District 56, which includes Imperial County and much of the Eastern Coachella Valley. That’s the realm of Democratic State Assembly member Eduardo Garcia, who is faci...

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The Champ: Coachella's Citlalli Ortiz Fights to Keep Her Record Undefeated

The Champ: Coachella's Citlalli Ortiz Fights to Keep Her Record Undefeated

Tuesday, July 19, 2016  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Close to 1,000 young boxing hopefuls and proven amateurs this week are congregating at the 15th Annual Desert Showdown at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio—all in search of a title in their weight and age class.

For one local girl, the tournament means a return to the site of her first sanct...

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Cannabis in the CV: The GOP Takes Huge Steps Backward on Cannabis With Its Official Platform—and With Mike Pence

Cannabis in the CV: The GOP Takes Huge Steps Backward on Cannabis With Its Official Platform—and With Mike Pence

Monday, July 18, 2016  |  Sean Planck

As the GOP geared up for its national convention in Cleveland, Republican delegates decided what would be included in the official party platform—and amid wildly inaccurate and unproven claims, cannabis reform was rejected.

Some of the anti-cannabis arguments were some real gems, including claims tha...

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Off the Air: Community Radio Station KDHS Shifts Its Focus After a Licensing Snafu

Off the Air: Community Radio Station KDHS Shifts Its Focus After a Licensing Snafu

Thursday, July 14, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Desert Hot Springs’ community radio station is off the air—but the family that runs the station still has big plans for what is known as KDHS.

The Independent did a piece on KDHS back in March , when the low-frequency station was on the air at 98.9 FM. The story, however, raised the eyebrows of at least...

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For Your Veep Consideration: Apparent Trump Running Mate Mike Pence Has a Very Telling Congressional Record

For Your Veep Consideration: Apparent Trump Running Mate Mike Pence Has a Very Telling Congressional Record

Thursday, July 14, 2016  |  Annika Larson

Before Mike Pence was bestowed the responsibility of being governor of Indiana in 2013, he served six terms in Congress, from 2001-2013.

As the head of the state of Indiana, his political viewpoints have been blindly thrown onto the state within the past few years. (Most notable was his championing o...

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A Culture of Sexual Harassment: Congress Members, Activists Call for the Ousting of the Park Service Director

A Culture of Sexual Harassment: Congress Members, Activists Call for the Ousting of the Park Service Director

Thursday, July 14, 2016  |  Lyndsey Gilpin

On June 21, a new petition surfaced on the White House’s website. In large bold letters, it reads: “Fire National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis. We deserve a director who will uphold the agency's integrity.”

During its centennial year, the agency has fallen under increased scrutiny for not taking sw...

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