NATIONAL: Parkland student: ‘You’re the president. You’re…

Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger Sunday at President Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive. "You're the president. You're supposed to bring this nation together, not divide us,"… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Funeral after funeral, an emotional marathon…

PARKLAND, Fla. — Under vacation-blue Florida skies, the young mourners have emerged from family SUVs and minivans at funeral after funeral, high school girls in black dresses and heels and teen boys in black shirts and pants. “This is physically… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: ‘We Will Get Through This Together’:…

In an emotional video message recorded days after his school was the site of the largest high school shooting in U.S. history, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Ty Thompson put the focus on students, pledging to walk through the… Read full article at Education Week

Boy arrested in Hemet, accused of…

HEMET — A Hemet boy was arrested Friday for allegedly threatening to shoot a classmate at Diamond Valley Middle School. The confrontation in which the threat was allegedly made from one boy to another happened Friday morning and was reported… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Women Who Rule Win Again

The Desert Regional Medical Center sponsored the 6th annual Women Who Rule Awards Luncheon and Fund Raiser at the Agua Caliente Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage. This annual event was created by The Women Leaders Forum of the Coachella… Read full article at The Desert Sun

NATIONAL: School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida…

The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws. Organizers behind… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

NATIONAL: DeVos and Democrats Urge Congress to…

A chorus of Democratic lawmakers have joined the education secretary, Betsy DeVos, in calling for Congress to act after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Fla. In a letter on Friday, all 17 Democrats on… Read full article at The New York Times

NATIONAL: ‘We call BS’: Fed-up Florida students…

Thousands of angry students, parents and residents demanded stricter gun control laws Saturday as new details were revealed about the suspect accused of shooting and killing 17 people in a Florida high school. The rally, held in downtown Fort Lauderdale,… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Nikolas Cruz was investigated after cutting…

Nikolas Cruz cut his arms on Snapchat and said he wanted to buy a gun in September 2016, more than a year before he was accused of killing 17 people in a school in Parkland, records show. The incident on… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

student working on large canvas painting Mickey and Minnie Mouse

How desert artists are helping middle-schoolers…

Vanessa Rodriguez and Margaret Ryan are two Palm Springs-area students, each with a passion for art and drawing from an early age whose talent was brought to the surface through a free program for middle-schoolers created by Desert Art Center.… Read full article at The Desert Sun