On The Issues

The Reporter strives to make most of our reporting easy to comprehend and quick to read. As time and resources allow, however, we will take deeper dives into issues that effect our community. Below is our collection of those articles, some of which takes months to research and report.

New momentum, federal support has commuter rail between valley, LA on track

This week, representatives from multiple local governments are meeting with elected officials and others in Washington, D.C. The goal? Build on recent bipartisan support to see commuter rail finally come to the Coachella Valley.

Trouble ahead for program aimed at homeless with severe mental health issues

Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Court is designed to help people with serious mental illnesses, including about 14% of those without housing here. But both supporters and critics are pointing out its potential flaws.

Valley-based effort aims to solve America’s gun violence problem. The approach just might surprise you.

Can we the people step in to solve the issues around deaths involving guns where politicians on both sides of the aisle have failed? That’s the premise of exhaustive work being done by one local podcaster.

Police mull listening devices to help fight gun violence in Palm Springs. Community asks why city never listened to them first

Think you know what’s happening in Desert Highland Gateway Estates? Think again. In this comprehensive report about the community, we dispel many of the myths.

Can ‘the situation’ in South Palm Springs be solved?

Business owners live in fear of retaliation, police are stretched thin, and a growing community of unhoused residents vows to stay where they call home.

‘It’s a nightmare’: Renters experiencing their own housing crisis with little hope for relief

Exorbitant fees. Outrageous deposits. Nonrefundable charges just to be on a waiting list. Welcome to the Coachella Valley rental market, where even the would-be mayor of Palm Springs is struggling to find suitable accommodations.

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