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A Battle for Clean Air: Here's Why California's Environmental Fights With the Feds Matter

A Battle for Clean Air: Here's Why California's Environmental Fights With the Feds Matter

Oct 23, 2019 15:00  |  Rachel Becker, CalMatters

Commuters in California may not have to worry about federal threats to yank highway funding just yet—but the recent tiff with the feds over California’s clean air plans is bigger than a simple paper-s...

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A Final Resting Place: The History Behind Desert Hot Springs' Pet Cemetery, Haven for Pets

A Final Resting Place: The History Behind Desert Hot Springs' Pet Cemetery, Haven for Pets

Oct 22, 2019 16:45  |  Paul Koudounaris

As Halloween approaches, people start to think about cemeteries—and the Coachella Valley has no lack of them, including the burial spots of numerous celebrities and other luminaries.

Yet the most intri...

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Cannabis Concerns: Marijuana Has Moved Into Downtown Palm Springs—and Some Neighboring Businesses Are Suffering as a Result

Cannabis Concerns: Marijuana Has Moved Into Downtown Palm Springs—and Some Neighboring Businesses Are Suffering as a Result

Oct 22, 2019 11:10  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Casey Bahr, the owner of Revive Wellness Center, Spa and Salon, was notified by his landlord last year that his business would have to vacate the spaces Revive had occupied for 15 years.

Why? A new can...

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Job Talk: A Chat With California's Labor Secretary About AB 5, Income Inequality and the Future of Work

Job Talk: A Chat With California's Labor Secretary About AB 5, Income Inequality and the Future of Work

Oct 17, 2019 13:30  |  Judy Lin, CalMatters

Julie Su wants the world’s fifth-largest economy to remain a global juggernaut. To do so, California’s labor secretary acknowledges, the state will need to position its workforce for the jobs of the f...

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Informed Dissent: Donald Trump Will Hold Onto Power 'by Force, by Fraud or by Law'—Whatever It Takes

Informed Dissent: Donald Trump Will Hold Onto Power 'by Force, by Fraud or by Law'—Whatever It Takes

Oct 17, 2019 11:40  |  Jeffrey C. Billman

“There are three ways in which we may rule,” said Charles Aycock, then the soon-to-be governor of North Carolina, to his supporters in 1900. “By force, by fraud or by law. We have ruled by force; we c...

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A Mix of Birdies and Bogies: Palm Desert's Braden Bernaldo, 14, Looks Back at a Golf Experience of a Lifetime

A Mix of Birdies and Bogies: Palm Desert's Braden Bernaldo, 14, Looks Back at a Golf Experience of a Lifetime

Oct 14, 2019 14:30  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

A while back, local media went crazy over Braden Bernaldo, a 14-year-old Palm Desert High School sophomore.

In July, the golf prodigy was selected as one of just 78 youth members, boys and girls, of th...

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Censored Stories: Facebook, Big Pharma and the Justice Department Are All Part of This Year's List of Stories Underplayed by the Mainstream Media

Censored Stories: Facebook, Big Pharma and the Justice Department Are All Part of This Year's List of Stories Underplayed by the Mainstream Media

Oct 10, 2019 14:10  |  Paul Rosenberg

Every year, Project Censored scours the landscape for the most important stories that the mainstream corporate media somehow missed—and every year, the task seems to get a bit stranger. Or “curiouser ...

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Slow Progress: California Students' Test Scores Improve Again—but Achievement Gaps Remain Huge

Slow Progress: California Students' Test Scores Improve Again—but Achievement Gaps Remain Huge

Oct 10, 2019 11:00  |  Ricardo Cano, CalMatters

In a steady but painstakingly slow pattern that has come to define California’s push for equity in education, statewide test scores inched up incrementally this year—though about half of the state’s s...

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