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Gov. Newsom stops in Indio to raise support for Proposition 1 days before primary election

California Governor Gavin Newsom is making a final push throughout the state to raise support for Proposition 1 ahead of next Tuesday’s Primary Election. Friday morning, Newsom toured the ABC Recovery Center in Indio, alongside Riverside County Fourth District Supervisor Manuel Perez and Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia. The addiction treatment facility would be able to access

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Local Congressman share their endorsements in US Senate race

Friday morning, local Congressmen Raul Ruiz and Ken Calvert announced who they are supporting in the US Senate race. Ruiz said he is endorsing Congressman Adam Schiff. Schiff represents California’s 30th Congressional District, which covers West Hollywood to Pasadena and Echo Park to the Angeles National Forest. Rep. Raul Ruiz, who represents California’s 25th Congressional

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Your Vote 2024: California U.S. Senate Seat

News Channel 3’s John White is going in-depth on the primaries for U.S. Senate in California. New campaign finance data is out today, revealing how the candidates are prepared for the primaries and the general election, should they be one of the two top finishers in March. You can do your own research here: https://www.fec.gov/data/elections/senate/CA/2024/

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Union president responds to accusations he ‘physically attacked’ COD board member; says ‘entire scenario was staged.’

Joe Duffle, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1167, is responding to allegations he attacked Former College of the Desert President and current COD Board member Joel Kinnamon, Ed.D., at a political gathering over the weekend, telling News Channel 3 the accusations are “false and a gross misrepresentation of the facts.”

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Palm Desert City Council approves final redistricting map

The Palm Desert City Council unanimously approved the final map for the redistricting process as the city gets ready to shift from two council districts into five. On Thursday, councilmembers approved Map 109 Renumbered B, which came about after objections from the city’s objections from Northside residents last month. 06-Redistricting-pptDownload The city’s five council districts

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Questions on artificial intelligence and a budget deficit await returning California lawmakers

By TRÂN NGUYỄN and ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers return to work on Wednesday for the start of an election-year legislative session dominated by decisions on artificial intelligence and the state’s struggling budget. The budget is a big issue every year in California, which is the nation’s most populous state

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Exclusive: Supervisor Manuel Perez speaks out against claims of resignation, illness

Riverside County 4th District Supervisor Manuel Perez is speaking with News Channel 3 about a recent newspaper article that falsely claimed he decided to resign as supervisor due to illness. That editorial was published online in the Desert Review in Imperial County. The same article also endorsed State Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia to take Perez’s place

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Emotions run high at Indio City Council meeting amid resolution over Israel-Hamas war

The Indio City Council unanimously passed a resolution on Wednesday condemning the Hamas terrorist attacks and anti-semitism, but it wasn’t without controversy. The resolution was pulled from the consent calendar by Councilmember Oscar Ortiz to allow for public comment. This led to 30 minutes of public comment with all of the speakers urging the council

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Board revises short-term rental rules for Idyllwild, Temecula Valley

The Board of Supervisors today tentatively approved a bevy of amendments to Riverside County’s short-term rental ordinance, focusing on minimum age, family transfer and related regulations of rental properties in Idyllwild-Pine Cove and the Temecula Valley Wine Country. “This is not perfect, and there are quite a bit of trade-offs,” Supervisor Manuel Perez said. “Maybe

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