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This year's fire threat is closer to home and you can blame the rain

By all accounts, the Manzanita wildfire is a perfect example of why officials consider this year's fire season more threatening than usual. The wild fire,...

A wildfire near Beaumont grew overnight, but so did its containment

A wildfire west of the Coachella Valley grew overnight, but so did its containment lines. As of 6:30 a.m., the Manzanita wildfire charred 6,309 acres...

Presidential campaign spurs outrage among readers

Unfortunately, they are acting just like Donald Trump, the prime defamer. First we had the obstructionist tea party stopping legislation, now it is the GOP...

Benghazi report revives controversy

Benghazi report enlightening. Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, Independent, male or female you really need to read the Benghazi report. I was amazed on...

Transparency measure hits a nerve at California Capitol

Led by Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley, Assembly Republicans criticized the Democrat's sunshine measure for its supposed loopholes, suggesting that the entire endeavor was at...

Hillary Clinton secures Democratic presidential nomination

Michael Garrison, vice chairman of the Riverside County Republican Party's get-out-the-vote committee, said he notified the District Attorney's Office of conservatives in Palm Springs, Moreno...

Ruiz versus Stone focuses on Iran nuclear deal

Earlier this year, state Sen. Jeff Stone announced his candidacy for Congress, assuring a crowd of conservative allies in La Quinta that, after more than...

Insider: Robert Sylk booted from GOP HQ for being mean

Most members are conservative, but recently endorsed two Democrats for office, including 42nd Assembly District candidate Greg Rodriguez,a Democrat, over Republican Assembly Leader Chad Mayes.

Desert tortoises to be airlifted from combat center

More than 1,000 desert tortoises will be relocated from the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms to designated sites in the Mojave...

Desert Arc dedicates new building on Palm Desert campus

It was standing room only near the entrance of Desert Arc's new 7,000 square-foot Adult Day Center in Palm Desert during a dedication ceremony and...

Union makes unusual endorsement of Koch-backed lawmaker

Several times in the last year, Assemblyman Eric Linder, R-Corona, pushed the green “Yes” button on his desk when most of his Republican colleagues pressed...

Riverside GOP cracks whip on Democratic endorsements

Others sulked. Then in mid-January, Democrat Burke Strunsky, a homicide prosecutor who's running for Superior Court, racked up the support of 10 prominent conservatives. They...

More money buoys California schools but challenges remain

“We're really cautioning districts about the out years because it's starting to look a little scary,” said longtime school lobbyist Kevin Gordon of Capitol Advisors.

Local teachers unions worried over Supreme Court case

On Monday, the Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed to agree with the plaintiffs, questioning a union's ability to take positions that are not political if...

It's official: Jeff Stone is running for Congress

After weeks of consideration, Jeff Stone made his candidacy for the 36th Congressional District official. The Republican state senator from Temecula is promising to release...

These are some of the big stories to look forward to in 2016

We're talking about Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez, the top contenders in the polls. But don't discount Republicans like Rocky ... revealed in April...

Economists: Expect weaker Canadian dollar to continue

•Two top aides to former Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty have been arrested over the so-called “gas-plants' scandal.” David Livingston, former chief of staff, and Laura...

Canada Report: Trudeau helps settle Syrian refugees

If so, “they would be seen on the world stage as cowards,” said Conservative Kellie Leitch. - Safeguards, such as higher down payments, are being...

Insider: County registrar cleans up the voter rolls

The city announced Thursday that the Chinese government is paying to bring council member Joe McKee, Planning Commissioner Dirk Voss, and Public Works Manager Daniel...

San Bernardino shooting victims ID'd, remembered

Thalasinos' profile there and on Twitter, where he used the handle @LeastServant, indicated he used the platforms to share his conservative and pro-Israel views. Some...

Sen. Jeff Stone weighs party, conscience in first year

He also won Indian Wells and Rancho Mirage, two of the more conservative-leaning cities in Coachella Valley, but that didn't exactly inspire confidence. “Originally people...

Insider: No more voting at Mizell Senior Center?

“I am reassured by the many leaders who support the deal and whose commitment to the security of the U.S. and Israel are beyond question,...

Chad Mayes rises to Republican Assembly Leader

But she also made significant changes to the caucus staff, replacing policy wonks with press aides, a move that Assembly member Tim Donnelly from Twin...

Desert Sun letters to the editor for April 19, 2015

Re: “Kids taste sweet victory at Peep eating contest,” April 5. There was ... David Rogers, Rancho Mirage. Defending a record. I honestly would appreciate...

Desert Sun letters to the editor for March 22, 2015

The guests were greeted with the music of Broadway and the joy and humor of the Barones art and sculpture, and that of other artists...

Voters choose new mayors, council leaders

In one of the Coachella Valley's most anticipated races, La Quinta Councilwoman Linda Evans is on her way to unseating veteran Mayor Don Adolph. Unofficial...

Remembering Gram Parsons on the anniversary of death

"Now if you go back to the late '60s and early '70s, country on the social side of things leaned towards the conservative, and Gram...

College of the Desert students deal with crowded classes

Students attend College of the Desert in Palm Desert on Thursday, September 4, 2014. (Photo: Richard Lui , Richard Lui/). 342 CONNECT 30 TWEETLINKEDIN 7...

Aliyah Bravo: NFL referees may donate money

Mackenzie Phillips: Addiction recovery an everyday feat ... Immigration, health care top issues for 36th DistrictMichelle Darkentell of Palm Springs describes herself as a conservative.

Valley students learn military service benefits

Cathedral City High School senior Stephanie Martinez speaks with U.S. Naval Academy midshipman first class Evan Davis about her interest in applying for service academics...

Democrats face dilemma in local state Senate race

Garcia pointed to Stone's conservative positions about the undocumented immigrants who the Border Patrol transferred to the Murrieta area in July, which prompted Stone to...