• Corona beer stops production

    Production of Corona beer is being temporarily suspended in Mexico because of the coronavirus pandemic. Grupo Modelo, the company that makes the beer, posted the announcement on Twitter, stating that it’s halting production and marketing of its beer because the Mexican government has shuttered non-essential businesses. The Anheuser-Busch Inbev-owned company also makes Modelo and Pacifico […]

  • Safety Concerns Shut Down Indio Elementary School

    Sunday night the Desert Sands Unified School District held an emergency meeting to approve a temporary shutdown of James Madison Elementary School in Indio. On Friday a contractor hired to modernize the school found several buildings to be structurally unsound. The buildings include the administration building, library and several modular classrooms. During the meeting, Pam […]

  • Bill would withhold pay from president, Congress during government shutdowns

    Three congressmen introduced a bipartisan bill that would withhold pay from members of Congress and the president during government shutdowns. Reps. Dan Crenshaw, Jared Golden and Max Rose introduced the legislation Tuesday. “This legislation will help prevent the American people from being political pawns for party leaders and help return sanity to the task of […]

  • ‘Shutdown angel’ pays furloughed cancer patient’s medical bills

    The government shutdown forced her to have to choose between her rent and her chemotherapy — but an anonymous angel made sure she didn’t have to worry about either. Quashawn Latimer went to the hospital earlier this week to undergo her final cancer treatment, and the Maryland mother of three was told something astonishing. “Someone […]

  • Government shutdown cost economy $11 billion, budget office says

    Federal employees went back to work Monday after the longest shutdown in government history — but the economic effects will be felt for a long time. A report released Monday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that the economy took an $11 billion hit, including $3 billion that’s gone forever, in the 35 days that parts of […]

  • Trump announces short-term deal to end government shutdown with no wall funding

    President Donald Trump announced on Friday a short-term deal to temporarily reopen the government, ending the longest closure in U.S. history. The stop-gap agreement with congressional leaders will last three weeks, until Feb. 15, and would allow talks to continue over security and a wall on the southern border. It includes no new money for […]

  • GOP Measure to End Shutdown Defeated in Senate

    President Donald Trump said Thursday that he’s leaving the solution to the shutdown in the hands of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. “If they come to a reasonable agreement I would support it,” the president said. But, Trump said, “I have other alternatives.” Trump spoke from the […]

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