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  • Southwestern farmers, lawmakers seek solutions to worker shortages

    The Western Growers Association says its farmers need another 20,000 workers to harvest this winter’s crop, and President Bush endorses the idea of a guest-worker program to make it easier for migrant workers in the U.S.

  • Postscript to a water war

    Nearly a decade after Imperial Valley irrigators fought off a water grab by Texans Ed and Lee Bass, the Imperial Valley Irrigation District buys the old Bass property, Western Farms, and the water rights that come with it

  • Hands-on science education takes a hit

    The Valle Imperial Project in Science at J.F. Kennedy Middle School in California’s Imperial Valley near the Mexico border raises scores for fourth- and sixth-graders and delights their curious minds, but with Bush’s "one-size-fits-all" approach, and his

  • California strikes a water truce

    A landmark California water deal has Imperial Valley irrigators finally agreeing to sell Colorado River water to San Diego, without sacrificing the Salton Sea

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