Posts Tagged as "Government"

Reflections of a Long Beach Youth at the DNC

Sep. 19, 2012 / By
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By VoiceWaves Youth Journalist Dasire’e Norman

If you asked me what I thought of my families’ success before attending the Democratic National Convention earlier this month, I would have said that the government needs to do more...

OPINION: 2012 Presidential Election “Got Personal” at DNC

Sep. 13, 2012 / By
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By Aurora Saldivar, Coachella Unincorporated

CHARLOTTE, NC – It got personal for me at the 2012 Democratic National Convention...

Police Limited In A Budget Balancing Act

Sep. 13, 2012 / By
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In the middle of discussing the use of one-time funds to patch-up the budget last week, Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster complained it was “giving him heartburn.”

After a long debate on controversial and drastic cuts that proposed to close down 14 of Long Beach’s 26 parks, the city rearranged its revenue last week when it passed its 2013 budget, restoring the all park programs and nearly a quarter of the police department’s proposed cuts...

City of Long Beach 2013 Budget Released

Aug. 1, 2012 / By
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The City of Long Beach has released its proposed Fiscal Year Proposed Budget. Community organizations and residents will have an opportunity to review and comment on the proposals...

White House Initiative on Elder Abuse

Jun. 14, 2012 / By
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The White House Office of Public Engagement, in collaboration with the Administration for Community Living, the Department of Justice, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, hosts an event highlighting elder abuse and financial exploitation, featuring Administration officials as well as individuals and organizations committed to addressing elder abuse and financial exploitation in their local communities...

Top 5 Initiatives to Watch Ahead of California’s November Election

Feb. 21, 2012 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Feb 18, 2012

Editor’s Note: Thus far, voters will have two ballot initiatives to decide on in the June primary and three in November...

HUD Secretary Details Homeowner Help in $25 Billion Settlement

Feb. 14, 2012 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Feb 11, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The $25 billion home mortgage settlement announced this week will be especially important for ethnic families, said Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, in a call-in press briefing Friday...

Ethnic Experts Say Strengthen, Don’t Cut, Social Security

Feb. 8, 2012 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Feb 06, 2012

Politicians need to strengthen Social Security’s protections, especially for lower-income women, youth and ethnic elders and stop focusing on reducing Social Security already modest benefits to make up for projected shortfalls for the program decades from now, according to members of the Commission to Modernize Social Security during a national webinar held last week...

Getting Back to Work: A Summit on Job Creation in Long Beach

Dec. 18, 2011 / By
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Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster helped kick off the recent summit on job creation organized by 9th District Councilmember Steven Neal...

Getting Back To Work: Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell

Dec. 11, 2011 / By
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“Getting Back To Work: A Summit on Job Creation in Long Beach” was organized to facilitate a conversation on responsible job creation in Long Beach...

Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services

Oct. 25, 2011 / By
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Ron Arias, Department Director, sat down with VoiceWaves to discuss the current state of the Health Department in Long Beach and the future...