Posts Tagged as "Government"

Knowledge is Power: One Young Person’s Lesson in Local Government

Aug. 24, 2013 / By
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This summer the Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs & A Healthy Community held a series of workshops to educate community members about the workings of local government...

LBUSD to Get More Dollars for Needier Students

Jun. 19, 2013 / By
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Today marks a landmark.

Almost a month after more than 300 students and peacemakers from Long Beach traveled to Capitol hall in Sacramento to push legislators to pass policies that ban harsh school discipline and Governor Jerry Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), the proposal was adopted into the budget on June 17...

Laws to Look Out For: How Currently Proposed Bills Can Affect LB

May. 22, 2013 / By
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Interactive Map by Angel Kastanis

Four pieces of legislation are revamping the education system as we know it...

Community Members Lead ‘People’s State of the City’

Apr. 17, 2013 / By
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It’s perhaps the biggest congregation of Long Beach activist groups.

It’s the Mayor’s State of the City...

A Q&A With Senator Ricardo Lara

Apr. 13, 2013 / By
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What many don’t know about Senator Ricardo Lara was that his first love was journalism.

“I had the best journalism teacher in the 8th grade,” said Lara, who is a native of Commerce, CA...

Bringing Sex Abuse Education to Schools in Long Beach

Mar. 6, 2013 / By
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Proponents for sex-abuse education, including “Erin’s Law” sponsor Erin Merryn, came together to speak about the issue at the Long Beach Memorial Hospital last Friday...

Long Beach Veterans Share Their Stories

Jan. 27, 2013 / By
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Coming back from war is hard, here are some stories.

By VoiceWaves Youth Reporter Alyson Bryant

Last year the Veterans Administration treated almost 100,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to Democracy Now...

Impounds Burden Poor Long Beach Residents

Dec. 23, 2012 / By
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In many parts of Long Beach, finding parking can be difficult and for many residents, this can mean more than just getting at ticket...

Long Beach Celebrates Local and State Victories

Nov. 8, 2012 / By
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As the election inched closer to a conclusion, many Long Beach residents were jubilant Tuesday night...

Think Outside the Box: Justine and Alyson

Nov. 7, 2012 / By and
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By Justine Calma

When I see an Asian man in the media I am usually confronted with one of two stereotypes...

Win Or Lose: Youth Weigh in on Obama

Nov. 5, 2012 / By
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With election day literally around the corner, New America Media asked our youth reporters to weigh in on tomorrow’s presidential election outcome...

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...