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OPINION: Vaccination hesitancy in Black community justified

By Paul Quick Some are becoming increasingly aware that African Americans are wary of the recently approved vaccines that promise to restore some sense of normalcy to their and all Americans’ lives. It is especially concerning considering how COVID-19 has ravaged our communities. Blacks often lack access to quality health care and are more likely

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Opinion: America needs new approach to substance abuse

By Erik Galicia As COVID-19 continues to ravage the entire world, another horrific deadly disease has faded into the background, where it continues to thrive. This seemingly never ending American epidemic emerged long before our current pandemic. It has taken different forms in different decades, but the result has always been the same: jails, institutions

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Halloween survives COVID-19

By Neyra Rodriguez In previous years, people would party with their friends and family on Halloween night. Some people would stay home, with a bowl of popcorn and a bucket of candy, and enjoy a Halloween movie marathon. But most children preferred dressing up in their favorite costumes and going trick-or-treating. Unfortunately, many children will

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Opinion: Just wear a mask

By Chloe Hunter Riverside county has reentered the purple tier and infection rates are widespread throughout the county.  The Blueprint for a Safer Economy put in place by Gov. Gavin Newsom categorizes levels of infection by county and comes with restrictions depending on infection levels.  Wearing masks irresponsibly has played a part in Riverside County’s

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Riverside County Board of Supervisors votes against defying state on reopening businesses

By Cheetara Piry The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted against a fast-tracked timeline to reopen businesses before Halloween and bypass state guidelines. Supervisor Jeff Hewitt first presented the plan Sept. 22, but it required further revision and was rescheduled for discussion Oct. 6.  The proposal was rejected 4-1, with only Hewitt dissenting.  The board

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Corona Police Department cracks down on illegal alcohol sales

By Rolinda Espinoza The Corona Police Department began putting to use a $51,000 grant awarded to them by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control on June 9.  The ABC grant aims to reduce alcohol access for minors while creating a safer community in Corona.  “By keeping alcohol out of the hands of anyone under

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Editorial: Americans need another stimulus package

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board Welcome to the Great Depression 2.0. Our country’s unemployment has not reached such dismal levels since the 1930s. While the U.S. Department of Labor reported a 0.9% decrease in unemployment in July, amounting to 16.3 million unemployed people, the department admits an overall increase of 10.6 million unemployed people since

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Riverside Community College District creates task force to examine procedures for safe reopening of campuses

By Erik Galicia A task force is making recommendations for the safe reopening of the Riverside Community College District. “This is a very large task,” Robin Steinback, Moreno Valley College president and head of the new task force, said at the Board of Trustees meeting May 19. “It’s much easier to invite people to leave

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