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Prop 72 excludes rain-water capture systems from property tax assessments

By Marshall Smith Correspondent Proposition 72, on the June ballot as a constitutional amendment, proposes to exclude rain-water capture systems added after Jan. 1, 2019, from...

Prop 68 to fund parks and natural resource protection

By Marshall Smith Correspondent Proposition 68, titled the “Parks, Environment and Water Bond,” would allow the state to sell $4.1 billion in general obligation bonds to...

Proposition 64 would legalize recreational use of marijuana

Proposition 64 proposes to legalize growing, possession and use of recreational marijuana for persons 21 years or older, subject to certain restrictions. A “yes” vote...

Supervisor forum part 2: Washington and Milne

On Oct. 6, Supervisor Chuck Washington and Hemet Council member Shellie Mine, candidates for the Riverside County 3rd District supervisor’s seat, were in Idyllwild...

Jeff Stone runs for Congressional District 36: National security and jobs...

State Sen. Jeff Stone (R-28) is concerned about national security and homeland security threats facing our country. He believes these threats are imminent and...

Proposition 59 advises overturn of Citizens United

Proposition 59, the “California Overturn of Citizens United Act Advisory Question,” if passed, would support encouraging the state’s elected officials to use their authority...

Prop 58 aims to restore bilingual education options and local control

Proposition 58, titled “California Education for a Global Economy Initiative,” seeks to provide California students bilingual education in English, and one or more other...

Washington continues to lead Milne in campaign funding

As the race for Riverside County’s 3rd District supervisor seat winds down, current incumbent Chuck Washington holds a significant cash advantage over challenger Shellie...

Registrar mails sample ballots, information

About 940,000 sample ballots and information pamphlets have started going out to Riverside County voters for the general election on Nov. 8. The initial...

Forest Service enlists White House support to change wildfire funding mechanism

The need to modify the U.S. Forest Service’s budget process so that the cost of fighting wildfires does not jeopardize funding for other programs has...

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