ELECTIONS: Riverside County Congressional Reps face contenders

RIVERSIDE  – New and familiar names are on Tuesday’s election ballot, competing in congressional races throughout Riverside County. In the 36th congressional district, which encompasses the entire Coachella Valley – stretching east to Blythe and west to Hemet – Sen. Jeff Stone, R-Temecula, and accountant Stephan Wolkowicz are vying to displace Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert. Ruiz unseated […]

House passes congressman’s legislation to de-fund ‘Sanctuary Cities’

TEMECULA – An inland congressman’ bill seeking to strip federal funding from so-called “sanctuary cities” – which  maintain policies shielding undocumented immigrants with criminal backgrounds from deportation – was approved today by the U.S. House of Representatives. “This legislation is about one thing – accountability,” said Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Temecula. “When the arrest of an illegal immigrant is made, the federal […]