Supervisors back plan for fifth foreign trade zone

RIVERSIDE â“ The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted on Sept. 13 to support plans for a tax-advantaged foreign trade zone â“ most of it on Native American land â“ in the southeast Coachella Valley. The Four Winds Tribal Coalition won the boardâ’s endorsement in a 4-0 vote â“ Supervisor Jeff Stone was absent â“ […]

Groups Sue Feds over Accommodations for Tiny Gnatcatcher Bird

RIVERSIDE – A Riverside-based property rights group and other parties filed a lawsuit today seeking to compel the Obama administration to reassess whether a bird species should remain federally protected — with tens of thousands of acres reserved as ”critical habitat” — even though its nesting grounds extend well into Mexico. The Property Owners Association […]

Board of Supervisors to Consider Tax on Solar Energy Plants

RIVERSIDE – Solar energy providers planning to build plants in Riverside County may have to pay more than they bargained for if the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approves the imposition of a development fee that critics derisively call a ”sun tax.” The board will consider requiring solar power developers to pay the county 2 […]

Bill introduced to change presidential election rules

RIVERSIDE – A Riverside County lawmaker recently joined a colleague from the other side of the aisle in introducing legislation that would change how California’s electoral votes are distributed during a presidential election. Assemblymen Brian Nestande, R-Palm Desert, and Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, are sponsoring AB 459, which calls for awarding all of the state’s […]

Federal appellate court panel temporarily suspends “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” injunction

RIVERSIDE – A federal appellate court panel today temporarily suspended an injunction — issued by a Riverside judge — barring the U.S. military from continuing its ”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy” against open homosexual service. The three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a Justice Department request to allow the policy to […]

Riverside federal judge bars “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” military policy

RIVERSIDE – A federal judge in Riverside today barred the U.S. military from continuing to enforce the ”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that prevents open gay service. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips cited violations of gay service members’ first and fifth amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution in granting the permanent injunction. The Log Cabin […]

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