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Caitlin Thropay

Fentanyl’s heartbreaking impact and how Riverside County is tackling the deadly drug

It’s a devastating reality; the number of deaths related to fentanyl in Riverside County are growing at an alarming rate. That’s according to the Riverside County District Attorney’s office. In an exclusive interview, News Channel 3’s Caitlin Thropay spoke with Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin and sat one-on-one with a grieving mother who lost

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School districts consider changing graduation requirements this year due to the pandemic

Local school districts are changing graduation requirements so more seniors can graduate this year. News Channel 3’s Caitlin Thropay explains why these changes may happen. The Coachella Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) outlined in a presentation at their last board meeting how the pandemic has created significant hardships for their students especially graduating seniors. That’s

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Supervisor Jeff Hewitt says his campaign for governor is focused on ‘innovation’

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Hewitt is hoping to be the next governor of California. “My campaign is basically this: innovation, innovation, innovation,” Hewitt told News Channel 3 on Monday. The libertarian businessman is running to challenge Governor Gavin Newsom in the upcoming recall election. “The straw that broke the camels back for me was actually

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RivCo health officials ‘keeping a close eye’ on slight uptick in coronavirus cases

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors held a meeting Tuesday morning updating the county on coronavirus infections, vaccination efforts and what the county’s public health department’s goal is right now. Riverside County director of public health Kim Saruwatari kicked off the meeting. She said coronavirus infections have slightly ticked up likely due to reopenings, holidays

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Local churches come together to help support local businesses in new movement called Love Local CV

Update: Night of Worship raised $118,000 for small businesses in the Coachella Valley. Several churches across the Coachella Valley are coming together to raise money for struggling small local businesses. News Channel 3’s Caitlin Thropay explains how businesses can get involved in the Love Local CV campaign and how you can help too! “These businesses

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Learn about Palm Spring’s designated preserved historic sites at upcoming virtual symposium

Palm Springs is well known for its unique mid-century modern architecture. What might not be as well know are the efforts made to preserve our historic structures. News Channel 3’s Caitlin Thropay spoke with the Palm Springs Historic Site Preservation Board on their efforts to educate the community through their upcoming symposium. “The idea is

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