FIRST BABIES OF 2018 DELIVERED AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

New Year’s means new beginnings. For two couples at a Joshua Tree hospital over the weekend, that platitude literally came true. Reporter David Haldane tells the story…

Her name is Khloe. At 11:16 a.m. on New Years Day, Khloe’s mom was in a world of pain. Eventually it all worked

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CHP MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT NETS 4 DUI ARRESTS

The California Highway Patrol made four arrests for driving under the influence over the New Year’s holiday weekend. According to CHP officer Ramon Duran, that is a 33 percent increase from the previous year. The CHP was on maximum enforcement from 6 p.m. Friday, December 29, until midnight Monday, January

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CALIFORNIA IS NOW THE NATION’S FIRST “SANCTUARY STATE”, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

A slew of new immigration laws went into effect January 1. And though filed under the tag “immigration,” much of the new legislation will affect U.S. citizens including business owners, law enforcement professionals, teachers, landlords, and city employees. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills us in… New for 2018, California becomes the

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NEW BUSINESS LAWS KICK IN JANUARY 1

Minimum wage earners will be getting a pay raise as of January 1. The state’s minimum wage increases to $10.50 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees, and $11 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees. Managing editor Tami Roleff lists some of the other employment

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NEWS LAWS FOR 2017, PART 1 OF A 4-PART SERIES

As we welcome a new year, several new laws took effect as of January 1. Minimum wage earners will notice an increase in their paychecks, as the minimum wage will go up to $10.50 an hour, up from $10, for businesses with 26 or more employees. And all K through

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A TIMELY REMINDER FROM THE DESERT HOT SPRINGS POLICE CHIEF

As we approach the News Years day holiday, this warning from the Desert Hot Springs Police Chief also pertains to the Morongo Basin. Chief Dale Mondary issued this statement, “As we prepare to ring in the New Year we are asking citizens to celebrate appropriately. We want to remind everyone

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