Governor revives water bill tax

With little attention and no fanfare, Gov. Jerry Brown plans to resurrect the idea of a state tax on local water bills. Last summer,...

Democrats overtake Republicans in Riverside County

3rd District has most voters and most Republicans The Secretary of State released the first report of the number and party affiliation of voters registered...

Sen. Jeff Stone to face challenger in November

Joy Silver of Palm Springs is seeking the Democratic nomination for the state Senate District 28 (which includes the Hill) to challenge incumbent Republican...

Officials continue to urge vaccination

This flu season is especially bad The 2017-18 flu season has been one of the harshest and deadliest in nearly 10 years. “Unfortunately, it looks like...

Congressman gets wildfire assistance bill passed

Included in the scramble and confusion of the recent congressional appropriations bill, U.S. Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz succeeded in gaining approval of his “Wildfire...

Forest Service budget suffers under Trump

Construction, land acquisition and staffing down considerably While the total federal budget President Donald Trump proposed earlier this month increases about $100 billion from the...

Joshua Tree visitors can now reserve campsites

Starting Friday, Feb. 9, campsites at Jumbo Rocks and Cottonwood Campgrounds in Joshua Tree National Park were available by reservation only.   To reserve...

Trump administration considers changes to Desert Conservation Plan

About 17 months after the U.S. Bureau of Land Management adopted the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, which applies to about 10.8 million acres...

Supervisors cautious about budget and projections

Uncontrollable increases down the road While the discussion of the Riverside County 2017-18 budget mid-year review did not create panic nor any major cutbacks last week,...

County formulating vision for future growth

A Supervisor Washington-initiated effort Riverside County is developing a vision or strategic plan to guide policy and budget issues over the next decade. Vision 2030...
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