NATIONAL AND STATE ELECTION RESULTS

In yesterday’s presidential election, Donald Trump beat out Hillary Clinton, with 279 electoral votes to 218. Kamala Harris is California’s next U.S. senator, with 66 percent of the vote. Congressman Paul Cook and Assemblyman Chad Mayes easily kept their seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and California Assembly, with

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LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS

In what the Registrar of Voters calls “Final Unofficial Results” in local contests, Jeff Drozd and Robert Lombardo are the winners for the Yucca Valley Town Council, Drozd with 31.55 percent and Lombardo with 28.78 percent. In Twentynine Palms, Steve Bilderain and Joel Klink are the winners with 31.07 percent

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CALIFORNIA STATE MEASURE RESULTS

The Statewide Proposition results are: Prop 51: YES, Borrows $9 billion in school bonds Prop 52: YES, Restricts diverting funds away from Medi-Cal Prop 53: NO, Would have forced a statewide vote on bonds bigger than $2 billion Prop 54: YES, requires legislation to be published online before final vote

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HOW TO RETURN BALLOTS IN TIME FOR TUESDAY’S ELECTION

Area residents who are voting by mail must return their ballots to the county elections office in time for Tuesday’s election. The ballots may be mailed, but must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, November 8, and received within three business days following the election. To ensure your ballot is

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WHAT HAPPENS TO ELECTION BALLOTS WITH INSUFFICIENT POSTAGE?

What happens to election ballots with insufficient postage? With California’s 17 initiatives this election cycle, that mail-in ballot is thicker and heavier than it’s been in a long time. In fact, it’s so heavy that, in many counties, it takes more than one stamp to get the ballot back to

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FINAL YUCCA VALLEY TAX MEASURES MEETING TOMORROW

The Town of Yucca Valley will hold informational sessions for the two tax measures placed on the November ballot for Yucca Valley voters. Measure Y would provide local funds (that are protected by law from the state), for local town services, including public safety and street and pothole repair. Measure

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EARLY VOTING STARTS IN YUCCA VALLEY TODAY

Beginning today, Monday, October 31, voters in the Morongo Basin can cast an early ballot in Yucca Valley prior to the November 8 presidential general election. The early voting site at the Yucca Valley Town Hall will also collect mail-in ballots from voters. Earlier this month, early voting began at

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER CANDIDATES FORUM TOMORROW

A candidates’ forum for the Joshua Basin Water District Board will be held tomorrow. Reporter and Forum Moderator Mike Lipsitz tells you when and where… Meet and query the five candidates vying for three board seats at the Joshua Basin Water District at a public forum 6:30 p.m. to 8

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SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES FORUM TONIGHT

A forum featuring candidates for the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education is set for tonight (Thursday, October 13). Sponsored by the Morongo Teachers Association, the event is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Friendly Hills Elementary School, 7252 Sunny Vista Road, in Joshua Tree. Members of the

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OUR ENDORSEMENTS FOR THE YUCCA VALLEY AND 29 PALMS COUNCILS

Today Z107.7 begins a series of endorsements for local offices and untangling the crowded state ballot. We begin the series with the Z107.7 News Editorial Board’s endorsements for the Yucca Valley Town Council and the Twentynine Palms City Council. For the Yucca Valley Council, we are endorsing incumbent Robert Lombardo

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COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE LOOKING FOR POLL WORKERS

The November 8 election is expected to be a busy one with national, state, and local candidates and initiatives on the ballot. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the county is looking for poll workers… The San Bernardino County Elections Office is recruiting poll workers for the November 8 general election.

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VOTER GUIDES HIT MORONGO BASIN MAILBOXES

Morongo Basin residents should start receiving their voter information guides this week for November’s general election. The guide includes a sample ballot as well as information about the propositions, local measures, and voting. The back cover of the guide has the voter’s polling location. Voters are encouraged to hold on

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NON-PARTISAN POLITICAL POP-UP PUTS CANDIDATES AND VOTERS TOGETHER

Candidates for offices across the Morongo Basin met with voters at Saturday’s non-partisan political pop up sponsored by Z107.7 and the Sportsman’s Club in Joshua Tree. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us who turned out to meet with voters…

Candidates and voters turned out in about equal numbers offering ample access

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TWENTYNINE PALM COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM HEARS DIFFERING OPINIONS

Four candidates for the Twentynine Palms City Council aired their views last week in a two-hour forum sponsored by Z1077 FM. Reporter David Haldane was there… There’s a fair amount of agreement regarding priorities among Twentynine Palms’ four candidates vying for two City Council seats in the November election. One

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YUCCA VALLEY’S MEASURE “Y” AND “Z” PROPONENTS ON Z107.7 TOMORROW

Supporters of the two proposed tax measures for Yucca Valley will be the featured guests on tomorrow’s Up Close Show. Call in between 10 and 11 a.m. Friday morning to ask Lori Herbel, Sabrina Peukert, and Bob Stadum about sales tax Measures Y and Z. Herbel and Peukert represent the

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29 PALMS CANDIDATES FORUM THIS FRIDAY, NON-PARTISAN POP-UP SATURDAY

Two opportunities to hear from local candidates this weekend. Friday night, October 7, a Z107.7 News Twentynine Palms City Council election candidates’ forum will be held at the Community Services Building at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. as a public service. Each candidate will

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NON-PARTISAN POLITICAL POP-UP THIS SATURDAY MORNING AT THE SPORTSMAN’S CLUB

Z107.7 Radio and the Sportsman’s Club are sponsoring a non-partisan office political pop-up event Saturday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. The free event is designed to give residents a chance to talk one on one with the candidates prior to the November 8 general election. All non-partisan candidates are

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TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATE UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR CAMPAIGN VIOLATION

A candidate for Yucca Valley Town Council is under investigation by the California State Fair Political Practices Commission. After a query by Z107.7 News, Eric Quander confirmed he was under investigation for starting an on-line fundraising effort before he had filed the proper forms with the commission. Teri Rindahl from

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NON-PARTISAN CANDIDATE POP-UP PLANNED IN JOSHUA TREE

Z107.7 Radio and the Sportsman’s Club are sponsoring a non-partisan office political pop-up event Saturday morning, October 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. The free event is designed to give residents a chance to talk one-on-one with the candidates prior to the November 8 general election. All non-partisan candidates are

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a town council candidates’ forum tomorrow evening. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells us when and where those who want to be informed voters should be… Yucca Valley residents are invited to a candidates’ forum Thursday, September 29. Each candidate running for Yucca

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