Politics

Daniels tapped for city manager position

Daniels tapped for city manager position

By ROBIN RICHARDS, News West — Rick Daniels, city manager at Desert Hot Springs, Calif., is to become city manager in Needles, subject to final contract provisions to be brought before Needles City Council in August. Council met with Daniels in executive session before the July 23 regular meeting; he remained for the regular session of […]

Yvonne Parks, Scott Matas and Jan Pye kick-off Fundraising Campaign Party

Yvonne Parks, Scott Matas and Jan Pye kick-off Fundraising Campaign Party

A fundraising party for the 2013 election campaigns of Desert Hot Springs mayor Yvonne Parks, mayor pro tem Scott Matas and councilwoman Jan Pye was held in a private residence on Wednesday night, April 17. The host provided an excellent ambiance and delicious food to the invited guests, who had a fun evening kicking off […]

Maduro wins Venezuela elections by narrow margin

Maduro wins Venezuela elections by narrow margin

With the vote split almost equally acting President Nicolas Maduro has won Venezuelan presidential election to replace Hugo Chavez. The opposition leader Henrique Capriles however claimed fraud on the part of the ruling party. Venezuelan election authorities have announced that with 99.12% of votes counted Maduro is leading with 50.66 per cent of the votes […]

Joe McKee is running for Desert Hot Springs City Council

Joe McKee is running for Desert Hot Springs City Council

Over a hundred  enthusiastic supporters gathered at the Miracle Springs Resort & Spa to cheer-on and pledge their support to Joe McKee. Joe is running for a seat on the Desert Hot Springs City Council. McKee hopes to unseat the incumbents Jan Pye and Scott Matas. *Councilman Matas is running for Mayor this time around, as […]

Palestinians deserve an independent and sovereign state and an end to occupation by Israel – Obama

Palestinians deserve an independent and sovereign state and an end to occupation by Israel – Obama

American President Barack Obama confirms the US is committed to creating two independent states, Israel and Palestine, whatever time it takes to reach the goal. Obama stressed direct talks between Palestinians and Israelis is the only way to do so. Obama spoke at a news conference in the West Bank with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud […]

US B-52s imitate nuclear bombing of North Korea

US B-52s imitate nuclear bombing of North Korea

In a bid to intimidate North Korea and draw attention to the US military’s capabilities, American B-52 bombers – which are capable of carrying out nuclear strikes – are practicing over South Korea. The move is in response to rising tensions after North Korea conducted its third successful nuclear test last month. This month’s first […]

Rand Paul lashes out at Obama over NDAA at conservative conference

Rand Paul lashes out at Obama over NDAA at conservative conference

Fresh off the heels of last week’s sure-to-be-historic filibuster, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) gave a rousing speech at Thursday’s Conservative Political Action Conference that once again ripped into US President Barack Obama. Speaking on day one of the annual CPAC conference near Washington, DC, the libertarian-leaning senator briefly rehashed his arguments from last week’s 13-hour filibuster on […]

Three-quarters of Americans distrust the government

Three-quarters of Americans distrust the government

A new poll shows that 73 percent of Americans distrust the decisions made by the federal government – a number that has been steadily increasing throughout the last two administrations. At its highest point, which occurred during President Obama’s first term, 80 percent of Americans lacked faith in the federal government. While former President George […]