On The Issues

The Reporter strives to make most of our reporting 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.

Has a nationwide ‘Airbnbust’ reached the Coachella Valley? Not yet, experts say, but owners should be aware of some key data

One by one, local vacation rental owners took to social media in recent months to report the same thing: A once steady stream of bookings was evaporating. Turns out, they were catching on to an emerging trend.

Despite obstacles, thousands of affordable housing units are on the way in the valley. They still won’t be enough.

Dozens of projects are either under construction or in the works throughout the Coachella Valley, with city councils, planning commissions, and key stakeholders pitching in to push nearly 4,500 units of affordable housing forward.

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.

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