Posts Tagged as "policy"

The People Speak

Mar. 7, 2012 / By
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Text and Photos by Wendy Lopez, VoiceWaves Journalist.

The People’s State of the City took place on Wednesday, February 29, 2011...

New America Media Offers Ed. Reporting Fellowships

Feb. 26, 2012 / By
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2012 Education Reporting Fellowship for Youth Journalists

New America Media is offering Education Reporting Fellowships to Youth (16-24 years old) journalists from Richmond, South Kern County and Long Beach...

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...

African American, Hispanic High School Achievement Falls to 30-Year Low

Jan. 25, 2012 / By
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America’s Wire, News Report, Teresa Wiltz, Posted: Jan 24, 2012

WASHINGTON — While achievement levels have improved considerably for minority elementary and middle school students, studies show academic performance among high school age African Americans and Hispanics has fallen to levels not seen in thirty years...

Coming Out as Undocumented in the Suburbs

Jan. 17, 2012 / By
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Alhambra Source, News Feature, Daniela Gerson and Nathan Solis, Posted: Jan 16, 2012

Photo caption: Jonathan Perez, bottom left, is part of a new movement of undocumented youth in the San Gabriel Valley...

Jobs Program for Older Americans Struggles

Jan. 4, 2012 / By
Tags: , , ,, News Report, Pamela A. MacLean, Posted: Jan 02, 2012

Photo courtesy of Senior Service America

With passage of the 2012 budget Congress failed to restore any of the deep cuts made last year to the largest federally funded program that employs older adults...

School Resource Officers are a Waste of Resources, Says New Report

Dec. 6, 2011 / By
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Published: November 15, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Having school resource officers (SROs) and other police in schools causes more harm than good...

Khmer Girls in Action: State of Cambodian American Youth

Nov. 29, 2011 / By
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Text by Cheeravath Aphipunyo and John Oliver Santiago.  Photos by Cheeravath Aphiphunyo.

On Tuesday, November 15, 2011, Assembly members and residents of Long Beach came together for a public hearing where members of Khmer Girls in Action addressed the state of Cambodian American youth.  ..

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...

California Atty. General’s Office Pulls out of Settlement with Banks

Oct. 6, 2011 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed and Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Oct 01, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO — California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced yesterday that her office is pulling out of a pending 50-state settlement with banks over wrongful foreclosures.