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Hardening School Security: I-Team investigates what’s being done to keep kids safe on campus

News Channel 3 is looking at the safety of students on campus and seeing some security changes underway. This follows several instances of end-of-the-school-year violence most notably in Uvalde Texas. As parents get ready to send their kids to classrooms around the Coachella Valley the requested details, dug through documents, and went one-on-one with heads

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News Channel 3 Investigates: Seismic Deadline

The 1994 Northridge earthquake killed nearly 60 people and injured more than 9,000. The 6.7 magnitude quake destroyed or severely damaged tens of thousands of homes, apartments, and businesses, making it one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history. In addition, eleven hospitals suffered structural damage or became unusable. Not only were those hospitals

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Desert Water: How secure is our water supply? Better off than you might think

An I-team investigation reveals that despite the statewide drought declaration and additional water restrictions, the Coachella Valley’s water supply is dramatically better off than most other areas of California right now. It’s not the message you’re hearing from state leaders, but experts say our local water supplies are plentiful and well-managed as they have been

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I-Team Investigates: Water Woes

Clean water is something many of us take for granted. While new luxury housing developments, surf wave parks, and lagoon resorts in the Coachella Valley quickly obtained approval for clean water, some of the Valley’s poorest communities still can’t get clean water from the faucet. Once or twice a day, Mecca resident Roberto Gomez said

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I-Team goes in-depth on money and politics

We’re less than three weeks away from the June primary and some local races are beginning to take shape. Candidates are stepping up their fundraising games to get their message out ahead of June 7. Visit Our “Your Vote” Section for Election Coverage TV ads are hitting the airwaves, people still working on putting signs up,

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I-Team: Uplift Our Homeless reveals successes, failures, and costs of new effort to get people into permanent homes

“Thank God I’m still alive,” said Leonard McGensy while talking to News Channel 3’s Jeff Stahl in his temporary apartment located in downtown Cathedral City. It’s a new feeling for McGensy to have a roof over his head and not be living on the streets of Indio. An I-Team investigation is uncovering the successes and failures

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I-Team: Paranoia Nextdoor

Is crime on the rise in the Coachella Valley?  If you regularly scroll through the social media site “Nextdoor” you might believe it’s true. While there are daily posts about lost pets or questions about how to find a handyman, the most popular have to do with crime.   I-Team Reporter Karen Devine spoke with La Quinta resident Ray

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CRT In Class: Local school district admits lessons on race, gender, and privilege were potentially biased

An I-team investigation reveals Critical Race Theory lessons, also known as CRT, were assigned to some local students. CRT is a divisive subject and is a subject the district says it doesn’t teach. I-Team investigator Jeff Stahl reveals the Desert Sands Unified School District has admitted some recent lessons involving race, gender, religion, and other

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Family continues to demand answers as third year of Rebecca Modrall’s disappearance approaches

Rebecca Modrall, 33, of Rancho Mirage, was last heard from on February 5, 2019. She was last seen in La Quinta. Authorities declared the case a homicide investigation, even though Modrall’s body has not been found and no arrests have been made. Three years have passed since she disappeared. Now, the family just wants answers as the investigation

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I-Team: Indio Police Chief says he won’t give in to what he calls “unethical bullying tactics”

Indio Police Chief Mike Washburn is stepping up his defense against multiple allegations coming from people and unions in his department. Washburn says he’s not planning on leaving as he faces new allegations from Indio Police Command Unit President Lt. Chris Hamilton. Hamilton, in a News Channel 3 exclusive interview, revealed that Riverside County District

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Dining Decks: Some aren’t as safe as you think they are. How to spot a good one when Dining on the Curb

Outdoor dining decks outside restaurants have popped up and become so popular during the pandemic. An I-Team investigation reveals you might not be as safe as you think you are, or should be, when dining out on the curb in front of your favorite restaurant. Our investigation also shows actions are being taken to improve your safety when sitting in

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I-Team takes a deeper look at the turmoil at the Indio Police Department

There are new questions about the status of an investigation into the Indio Police Department and its Chief of Police, Mike Washburn. General Counsel for the Indio Police Command Unit(PCU), Wendell Phillips, says the city has fired the investigator looking into the various allegations made against the chief. “Well, you know, you have to assume logically that the

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