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A Note From the Editor: The Coachella Valley Needs to Change the Way It Looks at Water

A Note From the Editor: The Coachella Valley Needs to Change the Way It Looks at Water

Friday, May 01, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

Before I moved to the Coachella Valley, I lived in Tucson, Ariz.

One of the things I love about Tucson is that the residents there seemingly understand that they live in the desert: Outside of a few neighborhoods, lawns are the exception, not the rule; instead, residents put xeriscapes and low-water ...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for April 30, 2015!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for April 30, 2015!

Thursday, April 30, 2015  |  Staff

On this week's dangerous Independent comics page: This Modern World talks to a drone (and congrats to Tom Tomorrow, aka Dan Perkins, for being a Pulitzer finalist!); Jen Sorenson explains the mess in Baltimore; The K Chronicles goes skateboarding; and Red Meat gets ready to dump some dirt.

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Ask a Mexican: Why Do Mexicans Lie So Much?

Ask a Mexican: Why Do Mexicans Lie So Much?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: Why do Mexicans make up such glaringly obvious lies? Like this galán who had his sister call me and say it was really him—with a cold. Or my friend who pretends to be traveling around the world, but is really sending emails from his mother’s home computer. Or the random person on the str...

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The Potted Desert Garden: Transforming an Empty Side Yard

The Potted Desert Garden: Transforming an Empty Side Yard

Tuesday, April 28, 2015  |  Marylee Pangman

Desert homes are often built with sizable front yards and comfortable back patios. However, how many of us neglect our oftentimes unused side yards? They’re used as a thoroughfare, or an area to stash things—yet these small corridors are often an eyesore on the homeowner’s never-ending to-do list.

He...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for April 23, 2015!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for April 23, 2015!

Thursday, April 23, 2015  |  Staff

On this week's moving Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson wishes she could use her bike more; The K Chronicles wonders if some right-wing converts are for real; This Modern World enjoys the presidential-primary process; and Red Meat gets a special message from God.

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Know Your Neighbors: Meet Local Members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Local Members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Wednesday, April 22, 2015  |  Anita Rufus

One category of gun deaths goes beyond even National Rifle Association-inspired “no restrictions on guns” inanity: when small children get guns and accidentally shoot someone.

It happens far too often:

  • Elmo, Mo.: A 5-year-old found his grandpa’s loaded gun and killed his 9-month-old baby brother with ...

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