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Explore Palm Springs: War of Wages

The Palm Springs City Council ordered an “Iron Curtain” requiring communication to stop between city employees and the press.

Renee Brown History

Today we hear cries of “fake news,” but historically in Palm Springs there was also a war between city government and the Desert Sun newspaper regarding low pay for city employees. On Aug. 24, 1959, the Palm Springs City Council ordered an “Iron Curtain” requiring communication to stop between city employees and the press. According to city council members, articles