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Category: Regional News

A look into local campaign funding

Campaign contributions are involved in elections at every level of government, including local assembly districts and school board races. Assembly District 71 Brian Jones, the Republican candidate for the 71st State Assembly District, has raised nearly $225,000 for his campaign, of which $40,000 has arrived since Oct. 1. Jones is an incumbent running in an […]

Proposition 30 for education and public safety funding

Proposition 30, the Schools and Public Safety Protection Act, proposes to raise personal income tax rates on individuals making more than $250,000 a year for the next seven years and to increase the state sales tax by a quarter of a cent for the next four years. According to the measure’s authors, the additional revenue […]

Propositions 34 and 36: Death penalty and three strikes

Proposition 34, Death Penalty Polls show growing support for Proposition 34, an initiative to repeal the death penalty in California, but passage still remains unlikely at this time. Current law makes first-degree murder punishable by either death or life in prison without the possibility of parole when special circumstances are proven. Those circumstances include murder […]

Congressional District 36: Interviews with Bono Mack and Ruiz

Editor’s note: Idyllwild is in the 36th Congressional District. This district is slightly different from former Congressional District 45. Congressional District 36 extends west from the Colorado River to the San Bernardino National Forest, but includes Banning, San Jacinto and Hemet rather than the western Riverside communities of Temecula and Murrieta. In 2011, when redistricting […]

Assembly District 71: Patrick Hurley, Democrat

Assembly District 71: Patrick Hurley, Democrat

Editor’s note: Idyllwild is now part of Assembly District 71, which runs from Poppet Flat to the Mexican border. Much of the district is part of former Assembly District 77 and Brian Jones (R-Santee) is the incumbent, elected to his first term in 2010. His Democratic opponent is Patrick Hurley, also a resident of San […]

Assembly District 71: Brian Jones, Republican

Assembly District 71: Brian Jones, Republican

Editor’s note: Idyllwild is now part of Assembly District 71, which runs from Poppet Flat to the Mexican border. Much of the district is part of former Assembly District 77 and Brian Jones (R-Santee) is the incumbent, elected to his first term in 2010. His Democratic opponent is Patrick Hurley, also of San Diego suburbs. […]

Proposition 32: When a ballot title is part of the story

Drafters of Proposition 32 call it the “Stop Special Interest Money Now Act,” or “Paycheck Protection Initiative.” In its preamble, it says it aims to reduce the influence of special interests on the political process. But reading the language of the entire initiative may leave voters wondering if the measure does what the title suggests […]

No charges in Hemet High smashup

Following extensive review, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office has determined no criminal charges will be filed against the driver of a 1994 Ford Ranger pickup that struck and injured several students outside Hemet High School on May 30, 2012. The California Highway Patrol, assisted by the CHP’s Border Division Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT), […]

Congressional debate heated, but disappointing

Candidates for California’s Congressional District 36 debated Friday night, Oct. 12. Policy answers were infrequent. Instead both candidates challenged their opponent’s character. Incumbent, Republican Representative Mary Bono Mack opened the debate with a revelation about her democratic challenger Dr. Raul Ruiz’s political actions while attending Harvard Medical School. He was involved in several protests against […]

Oak borer infestation zone in San Diego County

In an ongoing campaign to educate the public about the Goldspotted oak borer and the danger it presents to California’s oaks, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection declared and mapped a zone of infestation in San Diego County. The declaration and the borders of the zone were adopted at a September meeting of […]

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