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    ‘Goliath’ Takes a Beating in Richmond Despite Low Turnout

    Nov 10, 2014

    Staff writers

    Richmond’s 2014 election will be remembered for Chevron’s $3 mil. spending spree, Mayor-elect Tom Butt’s victory, councilman Corky Booze’s loss and more. But even with national attention on the city’s election, less than 17,000 residents voted. In the election’s aftermath, the Pulse asked residents: What will you remember most about this election?
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    ‘Goliath’ Takes a Beating in Richmond Despite Low Turnout

    Nov 10, 2014

    Staff writers

    Richmond’s 2014 election will be remembered for Chevron’s $3 mil. spending spree, Mayor-elect Tom Butt’s victory, councilman Corky Booze’s loss and more. But even with national attention on the city’s election, less than 17,000 residents voted. In the election’s aftermath, the Pulse asked residents: What will you remember most about this election?
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    Voters to Decide if the City of Merced Should Change its Voting System

    Nov 01, 2014

    Fernando Almaraz

    Why are there no Latinos represented on Merced’s city council, a body that represents a city of over 49 percent Latino residents? Measure T advocates say it’s the voting system.
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    Voters to Decide if the City of Merced Should Change its Voting System

    Nov 01, 2014

    Fernando Almaraz

    Why are there no Latinos represented on Merced’s city council, a body that represents a city of over 49 percent Latino residents? Measure T advocates say it’s the voting system.
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    Prop 47: Central Valley Youth Weigh In On Incarceration — When is it Appropriate?

    Oct 30, 2014

    Various youth reporters

    On Nov. 4, Californians will vote on Proposition 47. The prop would reclassify six nonviolent crimes currently charged as felonies — including drug possession and shoplifting — as misdemeanors. We’Ced and The kNOw asked teens in Merced and in Fresno: When is incarceration a just punishment? And how should society deal with nonviolent crimes?
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    Prop 47: Central Valley Youth Weigh In On Incarceration — When is it Appropriate?

    Oct 30, 2014

    Various youth reporters

    On Nov. 4, Californians will vote on Proposition 47. The prop would reclassify six nonviolent crimes currently charged as felonies — including drug possession and shoplifting — as misdemeanors. We’Ced and The kNOw asked teens in Merced and in Fresno: When is incarceration a just punishment? And how should society deal with nonviolent crimes?
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    What’s the Recipe for Latino Voter Participation in Kern County?

    Sep 19, 2014

    Alfredo Camacho

    Election season is fast approaching, and in south Kern County, a region long dominated by conservative politics, the question among many community advocates has been how to get non-white voters – Latinos make up roughly half the countywide population, but are only about 31 percent of registered voters — to flex their electoral muscle.
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    What’s the Recipe for Latino Voter Participation in Kern County?

    Sep 19, 2014

    Alfredo Camacho

    Election season is fast approaching, and in south Kern County, a region long dominated by conservative politics, the question among many community advocates has been how to get non-white voters – Latinos make up roughly half the countywide population, but are only about 31 percent of registered voters — to flex their electoral muscle.
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    September 23 -- An Earth Day for Voters

    Sep 11, 2014

    Anna Challet

    In a world where every day is a holiday – there’s National Doughnut Day, Pi Day (honoring the number 3.14 and celebrated by eating pie), and Talk Like a Pirate Day (that one is international) – a group of organizations came together and decided that surely one of these days should be dedicated to voter registration.
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    September 23 -- An Earth Day for Voters

    Sep 11, 2014

    Anna Challet

    In a world where every day is a holiday – there’s National Doughnut Day, Pi Day (honoring the number 3.14 and celebrated by eating pie), and Talk Like a Pirate Day (that one is international) – a group of organizations came together and decided that surely one of these days should be dedicated to voter registration.
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    Going From Clueless About My Community To Informed and Involved

    Aug 27, 2014

    Deborah Juarez

    People actually come to City Council meetings in Merced? Just a few years ago, I didn’t know what was going on in my community of Merced. I was completely ignorant, thinking that there was nothing I could do to affect my community, that I had no say in what happened in my own city.
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    Going From Clueless About My Community To Informed and Involved

    Aug 27, 2014

    Deborah Juarez

    People actually come to City Council meetings in Merced? Just a few years ago, I didn’t know what was going on in my community of Merced. I was completely ignorant, thinking that there was nothing I could do to affect my community, that I had no say in what happened in my own city.
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    Coachella at Vanguard of Latino Voter Movement

    Jul 10, 2014

    Johnny Flores Jr

    Mi Familia Vota, a national nonprofit dedicated to mobilizing the Latino community, is opening a Coachella office this summer, and local youth are already playing an instrumental role in welcoming the organization to the valley.
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    Coachella at Vanguard of Latino Voter Movement

    Jul 10, 2014

    Johnny Flores Jr

    Mi Familia Vota, a national nonprofit dedicated to mobilizing the Latino community, is opening a Coachella office this summer, and local youth are already playing an instrumental role in welcoming the organization to the valley.
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    Richmond Youth Coalition Pushes For Funding

    May 29, 2014

    Sean Shavers

    There is currently no department within Richmond government dedicated solely to supporting programs for youth and children. But since January, a group of Richmond-based youth and family service organizations known collectively as the Invest in Youth Coalition has been meeting regularly to devise strategies to better serve youth in the city.
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    Richmond Youth Coalition Pushes For Funding

    May 29, 2014

    Sean Shavers

    There is currently no department within Richmond government dedicated solely to supporting programs for youth and children. But since January, a group of Richmond-based youth and family service organizations known collectively as the Invest in Youth Coalition has been meeting regularly to devise strategies to better serve youth in the city.
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    After Cancelled Debate, Riverside Supervisors Race Heats Up

    May 28, 2014

    Ivan Valenzuela

    On June 3, voters will decide if incumbent John J. Benoit or current Assemblymember V. Manuel Perez will represent them on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. After an upcoming forum was recently cancelled, the candidates sat down, separately, with reporter Ivan Valenzuela to discuss their plan for the Eastern Coachella Valley.
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    After Cancelled Debate, Riverside Supervisors Race Heats Up

    May 28, 2014

    Ivan Valenzuela

    On June 3, voters will decide if incumbent John J. Benoit or current Assemblymember V. Manuel Perez will represent them on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. After an upcoming forum was recently cancelled, the candidates sat down, separately, with reporter Ivan Valenzuela to discuss their plan for the Eastern Coachella Valley.
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    After Debate, Rudy Salas' Repub. Challengers Mostly Agree With Him

    May 09, 2014

    Alfredo Camacho

    In anticipation of the primary election on June 3, Pedro Ríos and Romeo Agbalog, both Republican candidates for State Assembly District 32, tried to offer voters a vision for state policy that differed from incumbent Assemblymember Rudy Salas at an open forum late this past month.
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    After Debate, Rudy Salas' Repub. Challengers Mostly Agree With Him

    May 09, 2014

    Alfredo Camacho

    In anticipation of the primary election on June 3, Pedro Ríos and Romeo Agbalog, both Republican candidates for State Assembly District 32, tried to offer voters a vision for state policy that differed from incumbent Assemblymember Rudy Salas at an open forum late this past month.
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    People’s State of the City Highlights Living Wage Issues, Victories

    Mar 11, 2014

    Todd Johnson

    Serving as an alternative voice to the official Long Beach State of the City, hundreds of people gathered on Thursday for the 3rd Annual People’s State of the City, where community organizers and civic leaders discussed recent living wage victories, as well as work yet to be done.
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    People’s State of the City Highlights Living Wage Issues, Victories

    Mar 11, 2014

    Todd Johnson

    Serving as an alternative voice to the official Long Beach State of the City, hundreds of people gathered on Thursday for the 3rd Annual People’s State of the City, where community organizers and civic leaders discussed recent living wage victories, as well as work yet to be done.
    Continue to Long Beach Voicewaves