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California voters to weigh constitutional right to abortion

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will decide in November whether to guarantee the right to an abortion in their state constitution, a question sure to boost turnout on both sides of the debate during a pivotal midterm election year as Democrats try to keep control of Congress after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe The post California voters to weigh constitutional right to abortion appeared first on KESQ.
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CA legislature approves $79 million budget request for new building at CSUSB Palm Desert Campus

The California legislature has approved a $79 million budget to build Phase I of a new Student Center Building at the Cal State San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus. "With the campus seeing a significant increase in student enrollment, this investment of $79 million to fund a student center as part of the efforts to expand The post CA legislature approves $79 million budget request for new building at CSUSB Palm Desert Campus appeared first on KESQ.
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Nearly $400K worth of meth found hidden in gym bags & a plastic container during traffic stop in Indio

A 20-year-old U.S. citizen was arrested after Border Patrol reported finding nearly $400,000 worth of meth hidden in gym bags and a plastic container during a traffic stop in Indio. The arrest happened Friday afternoon on Interstate 10 near the Golf Center Parkway exit. Border Patrol agents conducting anti-smuggling operations on Interstate 10 performed a The post Nearly $400K worth of meth found hidden in gym bags & a plastic container during traffic stop in Indio appeared first on KESQ.
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State budget proposal includes $15M toward affordable housing development in Coachella Valley

Rent prices are going up year after year. “I’m already tapping into my savings just to get by to pay for rent,” said resident Kassandra Loureiro. Loureiro, like so many others, is experiencing these significant price increases firsthand. “It went from like $1400 to $1800, and then now that I’m gone it went up to The post State budget proposal includes $15M toward affordable housing development in Coachella Valley appeared first on KESQ.
COACHELLA, CA

State budget proposal includes $15M for Coachella Valley Housing Catalyst Fund

The Coachella Valley's Housing Catalyst Fund, which is aimed at expediting development of affordable housing units, would receive $15 million under the latest iteration of the state's proposed budget the community group that helps administer the effort announced today.    According to Lift to Rise, the allocation would help fund 2,500 affordable housing units in The post State budget proposal includes $15M for Coachella Valley Housing Catalyst Fund appeared first on KESQ.
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3 killed, at least 50 injured after Amtrak train traveling from LA to Chicago derails in Missouri

You can watch special live coverage from our sister station ABC17 KMIZ in Missouri: Authorities said three people were killed and at least 50 were injured when an Amtrak train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago derailed in Missouri. Amtrak officials say the train struck a dump truck in Mendon, Missouri, causing "several cars" to The post 3 killed, at least 50 injured after Amtrak train traveling from LA to Chicago derails in Missouri appeared first on KESQ.
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Multiple people killed & at least 50 injured after an Amtrak train traveling from LA to Chicago derails in Missouri

WATCH A LIVE NEWS CONFERENCE BELOW (STARTS AT 3 PM PT): Authorities said multiple people were killed and at least 50 were injured when an Amtrak train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago derailed in Missouri. Amtrak officials say the train struck a dump truck in Mendon, Missouri, causing "several cars" to derail. MEDIA STAGING The post Multiple people killed & at least 50 injured after an Amtrak train traveling from LA to Chicago derails in Missouri appeared first on KESQ.
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Amtrak train traveling from LA to Chicago derails in Missouri; Deaths reported

An Amtrak train that originated at Los Angeles Union Station en route to Chicago derailed in Missouri, with officials confirming there were deaths, according to the rail agency. Amtrak officials say the train struck a dump truck in Mendon, Missouri, causing "several cars" to derail. MEDIA STAGING AREA: Media responding to the train incident in The post Amtrak train traveling from LA to Chicago derails in Missouri; Deaths reported appeared first on KESQ.
MENDON, MO

Amtrak train traveling from LA to Chicago derails in Missouri

An Amtrak train that originated at Los Angeles Union Station en route to Chicago derailed in Missouri, and some people are believed to be injured, according to the rail agency. Passengers sit atop rail car after an Amtrak train hit a dump truck and derailed in Mendon, Missouri.Details: https://t.co/Des0V2T0dx pic.twitter.com/zRwEvOy1uK— ABC News (@ABC) June 27, The post Amtrak train traveling from LA to Chicago derails in Missouri appeared first on KESQ.
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Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for new entrance at Betty Ford Center marking start of transformation project

Monday was a historical day for the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage. Officials gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its new entrance. The ceremony marks the beginning of the center's $30 million transformation project which will see the center undergo a major facelift. "Today represents so much, but we're just thrilled to open The post Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for new entrance at Betty Ford Center marking start of transformation project appeared first on KESQ.
RANCHO MIRAGE, CA

Fourth of July firework preparations in light of new water restrictions

Fourth of July firework celebrations come as local water agencies start enforcing state-mandated water restrictions. Starting earlier this month, daytime watering is no longer allowed.  More: State-mandated water restrictions, what Coachella Valley residents need to know "So with the new watering restrictions, I expect many people probably have grass that's getting a little brown or dried out," The post Fourth of July firework preparations in light of new water restrictions appeared first on KESQ.
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Marriott is looking to hire 200 positions in Palm Desert

Marriott Vacations Worldwide is looking to hire 200 resort operations positions across Palm Desert this summer. Marriott is a globally recognized company that is leisure travel-focused with over 120 resorts worldwide. They offer part-time and full-time positions, along with year-round employment and flexible shift opportunities. Marriott will be hosting three in-person hiring events throughout the The post Marriott is looking to hire 200 positions in Palm Desert appeared first on KESQ.
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See how much you’d receive under the state’s proposed ‘Inflation Relief’ rebate

Millions of Californians may be eligible to receive an 'Inflation Relief' rebate payment. Valley residents, like many Californians are looking for relief. "It's not only gas prices. You look, and inflation is going up everyday. I think something major has got to be done," says Alibaba Farzaneh, who was pumping gas in Palm Desert. One The post See how much you’d receive under the state’s proposed ‘Inflation Relief’ rebate appeared first on KESQ.
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Palm Springs Police Officer Diaz revives man after opioid overdose

Palm Springs Police Department carries Narcan to support various emergency calls. In this case, an unresponsive man due to an opioid overdose in Palm Springs was revived by Officer Diaz using Narcan. The Narcan carried by PSPD officers is a nasal spray used to treat opioid-related emergencies. The unresponsive man had shallow breathing and was The post Palm Springs Police Officer Diaz revives man after opioid overdose appeared first on KESQ.
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‘This is about to explode’: Monkeypox exposure reported in Palm Springs amid questions about county’s preparedness

Health officials at a Palm Springs STI clinic says Riverside County public health is not ready for a rise in Monkeypox cases after a patient there reported possible exposure to the virus. Dr. Phyllis Ritchie, CEO and Founder of PS Test in Palm Springs, said a patient last Thursday reported receiving a notification from Los The post ‘This is about to explode’: Monkeypox exposure reported in Palm Springs amid questions about county’s preparedness appeared first on KESQ.
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Monkeypox exposure reported in Palm Springs, clinic questions if county is prepared

Officials at a Palm Springs STI clinic says Riverside County public health is underprepared for a rise in Monkeypox cases after a patient there reported possible exposure to the virus. Dr. Phyllis Ritchie, CEO and Founder of PS Test in Palm Springs, said a patient last Thursday reported receiving a notification from Los Angeles County The post Monkeypox exposure reported in Palm Springs, clinic questions if county is prepared appeared first on KESQ.
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Jan. 6 panel calls surprise hearing to present new evidence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 panel says it is calling a surprise hearing to present “recently obtained evidence.” The hearing scheduled for 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday comes after Congress left Washington for a two-week recess. Lawmakers on the panel investigating the 2021 insurrection said last week that there would be no more The post Jan. 6 panel calls surprise hearing to present new evidence appeared first on KESQ.
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Local Fourth of July events and celebrations

Independence Day is almost here! Below is a list of Fourth of July celebrations in the desert, some taking place on the day, while others are a little earlier. Palm Springs - Fireworks show on Monday, July 4 at Palm Springs StadiumAfter a two-year hiatus and much debate, the fireworks show in Palm Springs is The post Local Fourth of July events and celebrations appeared first on KESQ.
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Californians to get up to $1,050 in inflation relief payments as part of budget deal, lawmakers say

California state leaders have reached a budget agreement that would send inflation relief payments to 23 million Americans, amid soaring inflation and rising gas prices. The office of Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) issued a joint press release on Sunday night announcing The post Californians to get up to $1,050 in inflation relief payments as part of budget deal, lawmakers say appeared first on KESQ.
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Leaders share why they support reproductive rights throughout California

Jen Carter didn't know how impactful her 'Women in Wine' Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood would be when she planned it a year ago. Over a hundred people gathered in Bouchet in Palm Springs to show their support. All proceeds from the fundraiser went straight to the organization. Among them was Planned Parenthood, Donor Relations Manager, The post Leaders share why they support reproductive rights throughout California appeared first on KESQ.
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