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Snapshot: Coachella Valley Citizens Join Protesters Worldwide to Call Attention to the Global Climate Crisis

Snapshot: Coachella Valley Citizens Join Protesters Worldwide to Call Attention to the Global Climate Crisis

Sep 21, 2019 10:45  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Massive worldwide demonstrations took place yesterday, Sept. 20, to demand meaningful governmental responses to the climate crisis—including a rally in Palm Desert.

According to media reports, some 2,5...

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People as Property: The Goal of Coachella Valley Sexual Assault Services' Anti-Human-Trafficking Conference: Letting People Know About the Terrible Things Happening in Our Own Backyard

People as Property: The Goal of Coachella Valley Sexual Assault Services' Anti-Human-Trafficking Conference: Letting People Know About the Terrible Things Happening in Our Own Backyard

Sep 17, 2019 16:00  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

It was a rude awakening to examine the murky underworld of human trafficking while working on this story about the Second Annual Anti-Human-Trafficking Conference, sponsored by Coachella Valley Sexual...

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Candidate Q&A: Palm Springs City Council District 1 Candidates Les Young, Scott Myer and Grace Garner

Candidate Q&A: Palm Springs City Council District 1 Candidates Les Young, Scott Myer and Grace Garner

Sep 16, 2019 07:00  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Palm Springs residents living in the newly drawn Districts 1, 2 and 3 will head to the polls to elect three City Council members.

These elections are the first step in the city’s tr...

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Curbing Rent Gouging: Here's What You Need to Know About California's New Rent Increase Cap

Curbing Rent Gouging: Here's What You Need to Know About California's New Rent Increase Cap

Sep 12, 2019 14:15  |  Matt Levin, CalMatters

Millions of California renters are about to receive some of the nation’s strongest protections against rent hikes and evictions—and the primary advocacy group for California landlords is OK with that....

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A Workforce Earthquake: AB 5 Passes the Legislature, Transforming the Status of Independent Contractors Across the State

A Workforce Earthquake: AB 5 Passes the Legislature, Transforming the Status of Independent Contractors Across the State

Sep 12, 2019 13:15  |  Judy Lin, CalMatters

Doctors, real estate agents and hairdressers can keep their independent contractor status—but not truckers, commercial janitors, nail-salon workers, physical therapists and, significantly, gig economy...

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Informed Dissent: Drawing the Line From Gerrymandering to Trump and Sharpie-Gate

Informed Dissent: Drawing the Line From Gerrymandering to Trump and Sharpie-Gate

Sep 09, 2019 12:00  |  Jeffrey C. Billman

I suppose I can’t not write about Sharpie-gate, as much as I’d rather not. After all, of the myriad episodes that have defined the Trump administration’s idiocracy, few have reached this peak of stupidi...

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Working Toward a Healthier Coachella Valley: An Interview With Dr. Conrado Barzaga, the New CEO of the Desert Healthcare District

Working Toward a Healthier Coachella Valley: An Interview With Dr. Conrado Barzaga, the New CEO of the Desert Healthcare District

Sep 05, 2019 14:30  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

The last few years have been quite transformative for the Desert Healthcare District (DHCD).

First, there was the need to change the board of directors election process from an at-large standard to a d...

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The Deadliest Wave: Ben Westoff's New Book Dives Into the Newest—and by Far Worst—Era of the Opioid Epidemic

The Deadliest Wave: Ben Westoff's New Book Dives Into the Newest—and by Far Worst—Era of the Opioid Epidemic

Sep 05, 2019 11:00  |  Chris Faraone

First a spoiler alert: Among the multiple apocalyptic revelations in Ben Westhoff’s Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic is bad news for all hard-dru...

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