• Trial Underway For Felon Accused of Killing Thermal Woman

    A Thermal woman lived in fear of her boyfriend’s son and tried to protect herself by various means, including hiding potentially dangerous weapons and barricading herself in her bedroom, before the ex-con stabbed her dozens of times, a prosecutor alleged Monday in the defendant’s murder trial. Raul Alcantar Sanchez Jr., now 41, is charged with […]

  • 10 million people have been infected with coronavirus in the US

    (CNN) — In less than 10 months, the US went from one known coronavirus infection to 10 million. That bleak milestone was reached Monday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. And the most recent 1 million infections happened faster than any previous million, in just 10 days. The virus is now spreading exponentially in all […]

  • Registrar: Mail-in Ballots Preferred, But Residents Can Vote in Person

    RIVERSIDE (CNS) – Mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 general election will be going out to all registered voters in Riverside County in just under five weeks, but Registrar of Voters Rebecca Spencer said Tuesday that in-person voting will still be permitted with precautions. “We’re encouraging all voters to fill out their vote-by-mail ballots and […]

  • Pandemic causes shortage of voting polls staff

    The Covid-19 pandemic has amped up pressure on election officials ahead of November’s general election. They’re charged with filling a likely shortfall caused by older poll workers, at greater risk from coronavirus, who are canceling plans to work at local polling places. And young people could help solve the problem. More than half of the […]

  • Forum Allows Six Palm Springs Candidates a Chance to Talk the Issues

    Palm Springs, CA There are six candidates vying for two open seats on the Palm Springs City Council. Wednesday night a forum for the candidates hosted by the Palm Springs American Legion and moderated by KMIR’s Janet Zappala was an opportunity for Lisa Middleton, Glenn Flood, Christy Holstege, Robert Stone, Judy Deertrack and Henry Hampton […]

  • Cathedral City Unanimously Approves City Charter Ballot Measure

    Cathedral City, CA The Cathedral City Council unanimously approved placement of a November ballot measure that would allow voters to choose whether to switch from being a general-law city to a charter city. If approved by voters, Cathedral City would be allowed to define its own rules for governance through the provisions outlined in its charter. The final […]

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