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A Reporting Trailblazer: Desert AIDS Project Honoree Hank Plante Talks About His Long and Varied Journalism Career

A Reporting Trailblazer: Desert AIDS Project Honoree Hank Plante Talks About His Long and Varied Journalism Career

Jan 27, 2020 13:15  |  Jimmy Boegle

Hank Plante is a familiar name and face to Coachella Valley residents who follow the news. He’s a political analyst for NBC Palm Springs, and recently stepped down from The Desert Sun editorial board af...

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Not a Done Deal: Despite Misleading Statements by the City, Palm Desert's New Two-District Voting System Is Still Up for Discussion

Not a Done Deal: Despite Misleading Statements by the City, Palm Desert's New Two-District Voting System Is Still Up for Discussion

Jan 24, 2020 11:00  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

The settlement that would resolve a lawsuit accusing the city Palm Desert of not complying with the 2001 California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) is not so settled after all.

The first public forum—held by ...

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Hollywood Subsidized: Californians Have Underwritten TV and Film Productions for a Decade; Has It Been Worth It?

Hollywood Subsidized: Californians Have Underwritten TV and Film Productions for a Decade; Has It Been Worth It?

Jan 23, 2020 16:30  |  Adria Watson, CalMatters

When Oscar night rolls around, Californians rooting for Once Upon A Time … in Hollywood, Marriage Story or Ford v Ferrari will be able to thank themselves as well as the Academy.

In all three cases, Golden...

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Help or Else: A Governor's Task Force Suggests Forcing Cities to Take Action Regarding Homelessness—or Get Sued

Help or Else: A Governor's Task Force Suggests Forcing Cities to Take Action Regarding Homelessness—or Get Sued

Jan 16, 2020 14:00  |  Matt Levin and Jackie Botts, CalMatters

Declaring that moral persuasion and economic incentives aren’t working to bring in people from the sidewalks, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s task force on homelessness earlier this week called for a “legally enf...

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Uneven Improvement: The Desert Healthcare District's Expansion Is Leading to Good Things—but a Serious Funding Disparity Needs to Be Addressed

Uneven Improvement: The Desert Healthcare District's Expansion Is Leading to Good Things—but a Serious Funding Disparity Needs to Be Addressed

Jan 15, 2020 18:00  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Back in October, a mulch fire ignited at the Sun Valley Recycling Center near Thermal, on land owned by the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians. The smoke plagued schools and neighborhoods for sev...

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Speaking With the Speaker: Anthony Rendon Talks About 2020 Priorities, Chad Mayes—and Parenting

Speaking With the Speaker: Anthony Rendon Talks About 2020 Priorities, Chad Mayes—and Parenting

Jan 09, 2020 13:30  |  Laurel Rosenhall, CalMatters

Anthony Rendon arrived feeling a little punchy. At 51, the speaker of the California Assembly is adjusting to life as a new dad—and his 3-month-old baby hadn’t slept well the night before.

“She was up ...

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'We've Lost Our Compass': The State of California Is Ill-Equipped to Deal With Mentally Ill Residents Who Need Treatment

'We've Lost Our Compass': The State of California Is Ill-Equipped to Deal With Mentally Ill Residents Who Need Treatment

Jan 07, 2020 15:30  |  Jocelyn Wiener, CalMatters

The sightings of James Mark Rippee are all over his sisters’ Facebook account.

Someone spotted him sleeping by a furniture store in Vallejo. Someone walked him to a gas station for coffee. Someone pray...

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History, Repeating: After the Assassination of Qassim Suleimani, a Blustering President Could Get a Lot of People Killed—Again

History, Repeating: After the Assassination of Qassim Suleimani, a Blustering President Could Get a Lot of People Killed—Again

Jan 03, 2020 13:15  |  Jeffrey C. Billman

Second verse, same as the first

a little bit louder and a little bit worse.

I was 23 in the run-up to the Iraq invasion—a just-out-of-college reporter for a local newspaper in Florida, part of a generat...

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