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Californians Favor Extending Health Care Coverage to All Residents

This story originally appeared at New America Media. Story by Viji Sunderam.  SACRAMENTO — California voters are embracing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in record numbers, and a growing majority now supports expanding health care coverage to undocumented residents, according to the latest Field Poll, released here in the Capitol August 26. The survey found […]

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Progress Made in Quest to Change Expulsion Practices

This story originally appeared in the Bakersfield Californian on August 13 and on South Kern Sol. Story by Joey Williams.  It is common belief that only the wealthiest and most connected members of our community have power and know how to use it. This simply isn’t true. Grassroots leaders, parents and students can unite to […]

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Schools to Parks — Taking the Chains Off Green Space in South Fresno

Editor’s Note: For four years running now the city of Fresno has come in dead last in the nation when it comes to clean, accessible green space. The issue is especially pronounced in the city’s low-income areas, where access to park space is less than a quarter of what it is in more affluent areas. […]

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Video: Parks Matter to Youth

Editor’s Note: Fresno has ranked last in green space for four years in a row according to The Trust for Public Land. This lack of green space is even more pronounced in south Fresno. According to the City of Fresno’s own statistics, there is 1.02 park acres per 1,000 residents in south Fresno, compared to […]

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Basketball Tournament Connects Police and Young People

Story and photos by Erica Marquez FRESNO– A year ago Gregory Washington, 16, was on a roll as Fresno Police Officer Mike Martin watched from the sidelines. “We had already won four games straight and Mike had been watching us play,” said Washington, who was playing basketball at Victoria Park in west Fresno. “Mike asked […]

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