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Your Vote: Previewing Nov. 2024 rematches

We are one year from the next general election and two local races are shaping up to be re-matches from 2022. The 47th Assembly District and the 41st Congressional District races will again be expensive, hard-fought races in 2024 In the 41st congressional district race, Incumbent Republican Ken Calvert will once again face Democratic challenger

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Steve Garvey, baseball legend and Palm Desert resident, announces bid for U.S. Senate seat in California

Former Los Angeles Dodgers legend Steve Garvey formally announced a run for the US Senate in California Tuesday morning. The Palm Desert resident is running for the seat left open by the late Senator Dianne Feinstein. Garvey, 74, has been talking to party leaders and donors for several months about a potential bid for office. Garvey joined

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Riverside County’s top election official resigns, agrees to nearly $800K settlement

Riverside County agreed to a nearly $800,000 settlement with Rebecca Spencer following her resignation as the county’s top elections official.  The county accepted Spencer’s resignation as Registrar on Friday, Sept. 29, county spokesperson Brooke Federico confirmed. More: RivCo board OKs contract with new vendor for elections, despite reservations Spencer has been with the Registrar of

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RivCo board OKs contract with new vendor for elections, despite reservations

The Board of Supervisors today signed off on a $3 million-a-year contract with a ballot printing firm for upcoming elections in Riverside County, though the chairman and one other supervisor hesitated in supporting the agreement based on another vendor’s complaints about actions by the now-former registrar of voters. “There are some real discrepancies,” Supervisor Karen

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Butler sworn in as third Black female senator in US history, replaces late California Sen. Feinstein

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former union leader and Democratic insider Laphonza Butler was sworn in as the newest member of the Senate on Tuesday, replacing California Sen. Dianne Feinstein after her death and becoming only the third Black female senator in history. Butler was appointed by

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Local Congressional candidate Brian Hawkins arrested on suspicion of child assault

San Jacinto Councilmember, and local Congressional candidate, Brian Hawkins was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a child over the weekend in Lake Elsinore. The city of San Jacinto confirmed Hawkins’ arrest in a news release on Monday. “The Riverside County Sherriff’s Department and Riverside County District Attorney’s Office notified the City of San Jacinto of

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Local Rep. Ken Calvert discusses his concerns with the border after end of Title 42

Questions continue to swirl over the future of our country’s policies at the southern border following the end of Title 42.  While those on the ground report the expected surge of arriving immigrants did not materialize, authorities are reporting they are still processing thousands of asylum claims a day.  Border patrol officials are now reporting

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California Sen. Feinstein says she won’t run for reelection

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced Tuesday that she will not seek reelection in 2024, signaling the end of a groundbreaking political career spanning six decades in which she shattered gender barriers and left a mark on political battles over reproductive rights, gun control and environmental protection. Feinstein, first elected in 1992, said in

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