PALM SPRINGS — In an interview with Mayor Geoff Kors, published on March 25, Kors said of the coronavirus pandemic, “I believe we will get through this because we’re going to get through this together.” We believed him then; we believe him now.

He spoke with a calm, measured confidence that left us with the feeling that everything really will be OK.  As unemployment claims soar, the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths climbs, and residents are told to stay home, we cling to his words. He did not need a three-hour news conference to convey his empathy or compassion for the community. He took 10 minutes. He spoke of current challenges and hope for the future.

We, too, have great hope for the future. We see the random acts of kindness throughout Coachella Valley. We see neighbors reaching out to help others. We thrive on telling those stories. We live to write and report varied news stories and share them with our loyal — and growing — readership.

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A Palm Desert resident made an unsolicited donation in March. We reached out to thank him and he replied, saying, “I believe in local journalism and too many people think they are entitled to it for free!”

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We Will Get Through This Together

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