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Two low-key challengers for assembly seat

Two low-key challengers for assembly seat

New Assembly District 71, in which the Hill communities form the northern apexes of the district, has three candidates on the ballot. Incumbent Brian Jones and John McLaughlin are Republicans and Patrick Hurley is the Democratic candidate. However, under the rules of California’s new top-two open primary, the two candidates, regardless of party, with the […]

It's Cameron versus Eckhardt for Superior Court Office 1

It’s Cameron versus Eckhardt for Superior Court Office 1

In one of four contested races for Riverside Superior Court, incumbent Judge Victoria Cameron faces challenger attorney Tom Eckhardt in the Tuesday, June 5 primary election. In an interview, Cameron cites her courtesy on the bench and the plaudits for fairness she has received from both prosecution and defense attorneys who have come before her. […]

Bono Mack organizes House Republican women

In a show of unity, 24 Republican women from 17 states in the U.S. House of Representatives today joined together to form the Women’s Policy Committee, a formal Congressional caucus with the goal of raising the profile of GOP women in their roles as lawmakers, highlighting their diverse achievements and providing a unique, unified voice […]

Race for Superior Court judge examines experience and record

Race for Superior Court judge examines experience and record

The race for Judge of the Superior Court Office Number 9 pits incumbent Judge Craig G. Riemer against Supervising Deputy District Attorney John A. Henry. This is the first opportunity in years for Riverside County voters to choose between two candidates for the same judgeship. While there are 12 judgeships up for election, eight are […]

Propositions 28 and 29 seem familiar: Term limits and tobacco tax

Once again California voters are being asked to use their collective wisdom to address what some see as problems in the terms California legislators serve and how to raise money through what is sometimes called a “sin” tax. Proposition 28 addresses term limits, which California embraced 22 years ago, and which voters had previously considered […]

Dennis versus Gould for board of education

Dennis versus Gould for board of education

We begin our June primary election coverage with the race for the 4th trustee district for the Riverside County Board of Education, which includes the Idyllwild area. Contending for a full four-year term are Bruce Dennis, appointed last June to the board, and challenger Bill Gould. Dennis is postmaster for the city of Walnut and […]

New General Educational Development tests in 2014

Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, GED Testing Service will release a new version of the General Educational Development test. This new version will be administered solely on the computer. All paper testing will be eliminated as of Jan. 1, 2014. Any applicants who have taken the GED between 2002 and Dec. 31, 2013, must complete all […]

June 5 is primary election day

The June 5 primary election is only eight weeks away. The ballot will be crowded this year. Not only will voters have choices for County Supervisor, State Assembly and the Federal House of Representatives, but numerous local judgeships and Riverside County Board of Education seats will be on the ballot for Hill residents. In addition, […]

Jones has money for November

Jones has money for November

Republican Assemblyman Brian Jones, Santee resident, currently represents California’s 77th Assembly District. He is one of three candidates running for the new 71st Assembly District, which includes Idyllwild and its surrounding communities. Patrick Hurley and John McLaughlin are the other two candidates. Jones is the only one of the three to have already filed financial […]

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