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Mid-Valley Decisions: Palm Desert Voters Will Say Yes or No to Cannabis Businesses, and Elect Two Members of the City Council

Mid-Valley Decisions: Palm Desert Voters Will Say Yes or No to Cannabis Businesses, and Elect Two Members of the City Council

Oct 22, 2018 17:35  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Palm Desert was incorporated as a city just 45 years ago—on Nov. 26, 1973, making it the second-youngest city in the Coachella Valley.

This November, Palm Desert is poised to become the fourth valley c...

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Registration Consternation: DMV Motor-Voter Problems Fuel GOP Claims of Voting Fraud

Registration Consternation: DMV Motor-Voter Problems Fuel GOP Claims of Voting Fraud

Oct 17, 2018 07:00  |  Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has given the public a series of piecemeal explanations as it acknowledged making more than 100,000 errors in recent months while registering Californians t...

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Cannabis in the CV: When It Comes to Treating Pets With Marijuana, Knowledge Is Hard to Find

Cannabis in the CV: When It Comes to Treating Pets With Marijuana, Knowledge Is Hard to Find

Oct 16, 2018 14:45  |  Charles Drabkin

A new law directing the California Veterinary Medical Board to create guidelines for veterinarians to discuss pets’ use of cannabis was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in September, and will go into effect...

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Pride and Progress: Now the State's Second-Largest LGBTQ Festival, Greater Palm Springs Pride Makes a Move This Year

Pride and Progress: Now the State's Second-Largest LGBTQ Festival, Greater Palm Springs Pride Makes a Move This Year

Oct 11, 2018 15:15  |  Jimmy Boegle

In 2010, Ron deHarte joined the Greater Palm Springs Pride board of directors. He’d soon become the president of the board—and under his leadership, the Pride festival has grown from a fun but quaint ...

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The Real Fight Against Fake News: This Year's List of Project Censored's Top 10 Censored Stories

The Real Fight Against Fake News: This Year's List of Project Censored's Top 10 Censored Stories

Oct 09, 2018 15:50  |  Paul Rosenberg

“Fake news” is not a new thing. In Censored 2019: Fighting the Fake News Invasion , Project Censored’s vivid cover art recalls H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds .

The situation today may feel as desolate as th...

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The One Gubernatorial Debate: John Cox and Gavin Newsom Meet—and Disagree About Pretty Much Everything

The One Gubernatorial Debate: John Cox and Gavin Newsom Meet—and Disagree About Pretty Much Everything

Oct 09, 2018 10:40  |  Ben Christopher, CALmatters

The two men competing to be the next governor of California met earlier this week for their first (and, alas, probably only) one-on-one debate.

If you didn’t see it, that’s because the showdown—which w...

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Political Posturing: Three Relative Newcomers and Two Political Mainstays Battle for Two DHS City Council Seats

Political Posturing: Three Relative Newcomers and Two Political Mainstays Battle for Two DHS City Council Seats

Oct 05, 2018 11:00  |  Brian Blueskye

On Nov. 6, Desert Hot Springs voters will choose between five candidates for two City Council seats.

Incumbent Joe McKee chose not to run for re-election, while Jan Pye hopes to retain the seat to whic...

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Mixed Results on #metoo: Gov. Brown Signs Eight Anti-Harassment Bills—but Vetoes Five

Mixed Results on #metoo: Gov. Brown Signs Eight Anti-Harassment Bills—but Vetoes Five

Oct 04, 2018 15:30  |  Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters

Patricia Brooks said it was sexual harassment when she was taking a call as a 911 dispatcher in San Mateo and a colleague reached his hand inside her bra and fondled her breast.

The courts disagreed in 2...

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