Tom Coulter, The Desert Sun

Tom Coulter

The Desert Sun

Palm Springs, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Tom:

In lawsuit, Turpin siblings say foster parents beat them, forced them to eat vomit

Complaints say the county knew of problems far sooner than has been made public. → Read More

Aiming to keep hold of Congress, Democrats adding resources to oust GOP Rep. Ken Calvert

With Democrats looking to keep control of Congress, national organizers hope to play offense in some districts, including one in the Coachella Valley. → Read More

California bill to split coroner-sheriff offices advances in Legislature; some sheriffs push back

Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said the bill is "nothing more than a continuation of an agenda to eliminate the Office of Sheriff and paint law enforcement as corrupt." → Read More

4 states on West Coast 'put welcome sign on door' for abortion access

Leaders of California, Oregon, Washington and Nevada are signaling worry about what other reversals may be in store after the voiding of Roe v. Wade. → Read More

'Something's not right' with system: Low turnout in California's primaries troubles experts

About 16% of mail-in ballots sent to registered voters have been cast in California’s primary — but thousands of ballots are still being processed by local election officials as of Thursday. → Read More

Desert Water Agency in Palm Springs prohibits spray irrigation during daytime amid drought

The Desert Water Agency's Board of Directors adopted a pair of water restrictions Tuesday, including a ban on spray irrigation during daylight hours. → Read More

Live updates: Riverside County elections include district attorney, sheriff races; ballot drop off locations

Election results, reactions and analysis of the California Primary elections in Riverside County and the Coachella Valley. → Read More

California primary: 11% of Riverside County ballots have been returned as Election Day nears

The turnout in Riverside County has been fairly close to the statewide rate: 13% of ballots sent to California voters had been returned as of Sunday. → Read More

Coachella 2022 security: Police, security prepare as experts anticipate high-energy crowd post-COVID

After two years of lockdowns, crowd science experts anticipate Coachella attendees will have even more energy than usual. → Read More

Voters to decide fate of legalized sports betting in California, the market's 'crown jewel'

More than half of U.S. states have legalized sports betting since a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2018, but California has not. That could change later this year. → Read More

I-10 off-ramp at Cook Street closed after crash; reopening time unclear

The sheriff's deputy involved in the crash was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. → Read More

Expect delays: Semitruck crash backs up traffic along eastbound Interstate 10 near Cabazon

The crash occurred when a semi-truck was broken down in one lane, and another semi-truck ran into it. → Read More

California lawmakers propose $400 rebate for taxpayers to soften blow of rising gas prices

The rebate, which would be paid using some of the multibillion-dollar budget surplus, would cost $9 billion. Even those without cars would get it. → Read More

Rep. Raul Ruiz joins congressional delegation on trip to Poland's border with Ukraine amid war

The delegation included members of Congress from both parties, though Ruiz was the only member of California's delegation on the trip. → Read More

Desert Hot Springs police investigating fatal car crash Wednesday night

The incident occurred at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Hacienda Avenue and Maui Way. → Read More

Judge to challenge incumbent Riverside County DA Mike Hestrin in upcoming election

Indio judge and former Riverside County prosecutor Burke Strunsky announces bid for DA's office. → Read More

Man killed in Palm Desert late Thursday; sheriff's department investigating

Deputies with the department's Palm Desert station responded at 10:21 p.m. Thursday to the 43000 block of Tennessee Avenue, where several gunshots had been reported. → Read More

Local gun store owner Storm Jenkins launches bid for Congress against Rep. Raul Ruiz

"I’m not running in San Francisco any more,” the former cop said in announcing his bid for Congress. “Republicans can win here, and many have.” → Read More

Flair Airlines announces nonstop flight from Palm Springs to Toronto starting Dec. 15

The new route between Palm Springs and Toronto will be offered twice a week, starting Dec. 15. → Read More

Police unable to locate man reported with gun at Pete’s Hideaway in downtown Palm Springs

Police said the report involved a man carrying a firearm. → Read More