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Hillary Clinton blamed in US-AID memos outlining chaos in Afghanistan aid

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WASHINGTON D.C. - In internal government documents the U.S. Agency for International Development repeatedly cited former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for a policy to waive restrictions on who could receive U.S. aid in Afghanistan,

 

Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover

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SALT LAKE CITY -It is time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday.

 

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L.A.’s $400 million trash train going nowhere

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The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County have spent a decade and $430 million building a railway system to haul trash to an Imperial Valley landfill, but the system is sitting idle because it is too expensive to use.

 

THE BEAT

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OLDSMOBILE HILL DUNES – On Friday, April 18th, an anonymous caller reported a quad accident to the Imperial County Sheriffs Office close to the intersection of Hwy 78 and Gecko Road which had four units responding, including Gold Cross Ambulance.

 
 

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Palmer Performing Art Center to begin Seismic Retrofit

Palmer Performing Art Center has been closed since damaged from the August 2012 earthquake swarms

BRAWLEY – After Oakview Constructors withdrew their bid on repairing The Palmer Performance Art Center Seismic Retrofit and Modernization Project, the BUHSD board voted to accept the bid of $1,433,192 from Nielsen Construction.

 

Imperial Valley Historical Society presents the tragic story of UFC Middleweight Champ’s Desert Death

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IMPERIAL - In September of 2008, UFC Middleweight Champion, Evan Tanner, went into the desert to have an adventure and to test himself – there he died.

 

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Look! Up In The Sky! It’s the Lyrid Meteor Showers

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Following the first of the four Blood Moons, now, comes the Lyrid meteor shower 2014 with peak dates, April 21 and 22, with a sneak preview already underway.

 

CalPERS Admits 52% Underfunding on State Employee Pensions

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The California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) just admitted that the state-managed pension plan, that provides retirement for the state and almost 1,600 local government agencies, is 52% underfunded and will be forced to jack up taxpayer-funded contribution rates by about $1.518 billion.

 
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