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Health Care for All … Eventually: Advocates for a Single-Payer System Play the Long Game in California

Health Care for All … Eventually: Advocates for a Single-Payer System Play the Long Game in California

Feb 20, 2018 15:30  |  Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters

By many measures, the rambunctious campaign for a single-payer health-care system in California appears to be struggling.

A bill that would replace the existing health-care system with a new one run by...

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Aging With HIV: People With the Virus Are Living Long, Productive Lives—So Organizations Like the Desert AIDS Project Have a Lot of Work to Do

Aging With HIV: People With the Virus Are Living Long, Productive Lives—So Organizations Like the Desert AIDS Project Have a Lot of Work to Do

Feb 19, 2018 11:00  |  Brian Blueskye

HIV is no longer a death sentence: Today, most people with the virus—as long as they receive proper medical care—will live long and productive lives.

However, the amazing medical advances that have all...

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Change or the Status Quo? Three Rancho Mirage Council Incumbents Face Three Challengers With Very Different Opinions About the State of the City

Change or the Status Quo? Three Rancho Mirage Council Incumbents Face Three Challengers With Very Different Opinions About the State of the City

Feb 14, 2018 13:30  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

When voters in Rancho Mirage mail in their ballots on or before Tuesday, April 10, they won’t simply be voting for the City Council candidates they prefer; they’ll be voting on the direction in which ...

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About CV Link: Rancho Mirage's Candidates All Say the Proposed Valley-Wide Path Is a Dead Issue—Until One Reads Between the Lines

About CV Link: Rancho Mirage's Candidates All Say the Proposed Valley-Wide Path Is a Dead Issue—Until One Reads Between the Lines

Feb 14, 2018 13:30  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

All four of the Rancho Mirage candidates whom the Independent spoke to about CV Link—the 50-mile bike, pedestrian and low-speed electric-vehicle path that, if completed, would connect all eight of the C...

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Democracy in Crisis: Hysteria Over 'The Memo' and a Baltimore Corruption Trial Highlight the Muddled State of Law Enforcement in America

Democracy in Crisis: Hysteria Over 'The Memo' and a Baltimore Corruption Trial Highlight the Muddled State of Law Enforcement in America

Feb 12, 2018 12:00  |  Baynard Woods

I got a text from my mom flipping out about The Memo—the document assembled by Fresno-area Congressman Devin Nunes and released, despite intelligence agency concerns, on Feb. 2.

She’s smart but not esp...

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Stuck in the Middle: California Businesses Face Conflicting State, Federal Immigration Laws

Stuck in the Middle: California Businesses Face Conflicting State, Federal Immigration Laws

Feb 07, 2018 09:45  |  Elizabeth Aguilera, CALmatters

Growing tension between California and the federal government over immigration has business owners in the crosshairs—worried about the potential effect on their enterprises, and unsure which laws they...

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February Astronomy: The Pre-Dawn Sky is the Time and Place to Watch Our Solar System's Planets This Month

February Astronomy: The Pre-Dawn Sky is the Time and Place to Watch Our Solar System's Planets This Month

Jan 30, 2018 17:00  |  Robert Victor

In February 2018, the predawn sky hosts all three bright outer planets, spanning 44 degrees. After the total lunar eclipse at dawn on Jan. 31, follow the waning moon each morning in the first half of ...

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Snapshot: The January 2018 Palm Springs Craft Cocktail Championship

Snapshot: The January 2018 Palm Springs Craft Cocktail Championship

Jan 26, 2018 13:25  |  Staff

Some 75 attendees enjoyed fantastic cocktails, noshed on delicious food and learned a lot about mixology at the second annual Palm Springs Craft Cocktail Championship, held at the Purple Palm Restaura...

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