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Youth Leave PARCS Leadership Conference Inspired About Their Future

By Kody Stoebig and photos by Marissa Vang FRESNO– On Saturday, Jan. 24, dozens of students from Fresno and the surrounding area gathered at Fresno City Hall for the 6th Annual Youth Leadership Conference. This event, organized by the City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation Community Services (PARCS) was a celebration of the jobs […]

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‘The Happiest Day of My Life’ – Undocumented APIs Urged to Apply for Driver’s Licenses

By Summer Chiang, originally posted at New America Media. Above: California State Assemblyman David Chiu speaking at a press conference promoting new immigration programs for APIs. SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Under a new law, thousands of undocumented Californians are applying for driver’s licenses for the first time. But advocates worry few among them will be from […]

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Children of the Drought

  By Reyna Olaguez Ed. Note: Last summer we sent young reporters from New America Media’s youth-led community projects out on assignment to capture, in photographs, how the drought has affected their Central Valley communities. The photos they sent back were striking in a most unexpected way: they didn’t include any people. So we sent them […]

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After Juvenile Hall, Youth Want a New Start

Above: image by Steve Thao at the Fresno Juvenile Justice Campus By Jacob Simas Across the country today, there are more than 61,000 young people who eat, sleep and go to school in juvenile detention facilities; and a look at the data on those young people makes it safe to say that life becomes a lot […]

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Culture Celebrated at Hmong New Year

Photos and interviews by Marissa Vang Video by Michael Barrakat Editor’s Note: Each year, over a hundred thousand people gather at two locations in Fresno to celebrate Hmong New Year, a multi-day festival that features music performances, traditional Hmong clothing, dancing and performances, courtship games, and authentic food. The kNOw visited the festivities at The Fresno Fairgrounds and asked […]

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