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A Friend’s Life, Taken By Violence

Posted November 11, 2010 by Kevis McGee

after the shooting around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night, the news media had already arrived at the scene. ABC 30 reports that someone was shot at a home on Klette Street in West Fresno. He later died at the hospital. For Fresno, this is the 38th homicide of the year, and for me, this is a […]

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When They Took Me To The Orphanage: My Story Of Life In The System

Posted November 2, 2010 by Anonymous

without my parents so I dealt with many obstacles. When I was almost a year old, my dad was imprisoned for something he didn’t do. He was blamed because he was at the scene of the crime when the police arrived. My mom, on the other hand, died when I was almost three years old. She […]

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Spank Or Smack? When Child Discipline Becomes Abuse

Posted July 9, 2010 by The kNOw

Most adults have a way to discipline their children or others around them. But what happens when that discipline starts to leave scars and bruises? The result is almost always abuse, as young writers from The kNOw point out. ***Some names have been changed to protect identity*** I recall a time when I was shopping […]

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Transportation Stories, Part 1: Getting Around Town Is Not That Easy!

Posted June 25, 2010 by Various

Getting around town to go to school, work, community events, and hang out with friends is an issue that resonates for almost every young person. In a special series on transportation and how it affects the lives of youth in Fresno, The kNOw writers share how the lack of access to realiable transportation is an invisible social and economic barrier to success, especially in a city like Fresno where walkable communities and safe public transportation are limited.

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Gang Sweeps Won’t Work

Posted June 10, 2010 by Various

In an effort to combat gang violence, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office launched a series of sweeps on April 25, 2010 to pick up gang members from the streets. As of May 11, 710 alleged gang members had been arrested. But many of The kNOw writers share that the sweeps offer no solid solution to the gang problem nor does it make them feel any safer.

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