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How local school districts are using emergency funding to handle rising mental health challenges

As kids struggle with mental health challenges in school after pandemic distance learning, educators across the nation are reporting an increase in anxiety, bullying, and violence among student populations. For Brianna Garcia, a mother of two elementary school kids in Indio, she’s doing her best to help her girls catch up. And that means tutors, along with a

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I-Team Wasted Water Woes: Fines have CVWD customers seeking to conserve and save money

Some Coachella Valley homeowners and communities are saving water and meeting new state-mandated water conservation targets by taking a number of dramatic actions to avoid costly drought fines. But in an I-Team In-depth report, some higher-than-expected monthly bills from the Coachella Valley Water District, or CVWD, are taking customers by surprise.  Jeff Stahl spoke with

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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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