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Local program is getting homeless people off Coachella Valley streets but hitting roadblocks to helping more

A Coachella Valley effort to remove homeless people from the streets by offering them permanent housing is showing positive results but facing headwinds in its search for affordable homes to keep the program expanding. High housing costs are a part of California’s growing homeless population, and the Coachella Valley Association of Governments is now running into the same problem as so

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Courting Injustice: Why are so many local court cases being dismissed?

Since October, more than 1,700 court cases have been dismissed in Riverside County. These dismissals include cases involving child sexual assault, attempted murder, DUIs, and domestic violence. This is due to a backlog caused by the pandemic. Riverside Superior Court officials cited a lack of available judicial resources and courtroom space as they reinstated defendants’

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‘Safety Matters’: Local school officials didn’t follow safety protocols in reported weapons incidents

A News Channel 3 investigation has uncovered that district officials didn’t follow safety protocols in multiple incidents when weapons were reported at valley schools. In response to outraged parents, scared students and KESQ’s questions, the district says it made changes. But are they working? Repeated reports of weapons Three east valley schools and thousands of

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A Year of Fear: Local Ukrainian residents reflect as 1 year anniversary of Russian invasion approaches

Friday marks one year since Russia invaded Ukraine. It’s made a big impact on millions of people worldwide, and even here in the Coachella Valley. News Channel 3’s Samantha Lomibao caught up with two local Ukrainian business owners who have been directly impacted by the war. Elena Vitkovskaya has owned Marmelad Beauty House for 3 years. Every day,

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In the Line of Duty: An in-depth look at the increase in assaults on law enforcement

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and Palm Springs Police Department are sounding the alarm after there was an increased number of assaults on law enforcement in the last year.  According to the Palm Springs police crime data report conducted by the police department for 2022, it shows while crime has decreased overall, the number of assaults on Palm

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