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Democracy in Crisis: Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba Talks About Trump's visit to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Democracy in Crisis: Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba Talks About Trump's visit to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

1 DAY AGO  |  Baynard Woods

Donald Trump had the audacity to attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson last Saturday, Dec. 9.

“I knew a little before everybody else, but I’ll simply say this without eve...

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A Disease on the Rise: More Than Half of California Adults Are Affected by Diabetes—and the State Is Doing Little to Prevent It

A Disease on the Rise: More Than Half of California Adults Are Affected by Diabetes—and the State Is Doing Little to Prevent It

7 DAYS AGO  |  Elizabeth Aguilera, CALmatters

A teenage girl walks the hardscrabble streets of Richmond, a Bay Area city, rapping about the challenges of drugs, violence—and diabetes.

Here, she says, big dreams are “coated in sugar,” and innocence...

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A Chat With a DREAMer: Hugo Chavez, of Local Band Sleeping Habits, Says the Repeal of DACA Would Mean a Return to Living in Fear

A Chat With a DREAMer: Hugo Chavez, of Local Band Sleeping Habits, Says the Repeal of DACA Would Mean a Return to Living in Fear

10 DAYS AGO  |  Brian Blueskye

In 2001, the DREAM Act was introduced in Congress. If passed into law, the DREAM Act would grant legal status to undocumented children who were brought to and educated in the United States.

Sixteen yea...

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December Astronomy: The Month Brings a 'Supermoon' and Potentially Great Conditions for the Geminids Meteor Shower

December Astronomy: The Month Brings a 'Supermoon' and Potentially Great Conditions for the Geminids Meteor Shower

14 DAYS AGO  |  Robert Victor

Evenings during twilight in early December 2017 feature a half-dozen stars of first magnitude or brighter, including the Summer Triangle of Vega , Altair and Deneb well up in the west, getting lower as mont...

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A Lifeline for Seniors: Mizell and Its Meals on Wheels Program Serve 170,000 Meals a Year—but Funding Is Always a Challenge

A Lifeline for Seniors: Mizell and Its Meals on Wheels Program Serve 170,000 Meals a Year—but Funding Is Always a Challenge

15 DAYS AGO  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

As the turbulent year of 2017 churns toward its conclusion, you may be looking for a place to grab a dose of the Christmas spirit.

I found a place—the Mizell Senior Center in Palm Springs, which admini...

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A Baffling Budget: Regarding Transparency and an Impending Financial Crisis, the Palm Springs City Council Has a Lot to Do

A Baffling Budget: Regarding Transparency and an Impending Financial Crisis, the Palm Springs City Council Has a Lot to Do

17 DAYS AGO  |  Brane Jevric

It’s official: Palm Springs now has the highest sales tax in Riverside County. Thanks to newly approved Measure D, the rate will be 9.25 percent. The half-cent sales-tax hike will bring in an extra $6...

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Two Sets of Standards: Sexual-Harassment Claims Show How the Legislature Often Exempts Itself From Laws It Imposes on Others

Two Sets of Standards: Sexual-Harassment Claims Show How the Legislature Often Exempts Itself From Laws It Imposes on Others

20 DAYS AGO  |  Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters

With a declaration that “public servants best serve the citizenry when they can be candid and honest without reservation in conducting the people’s business,” lawmakers passed the California Whistlebl...

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Cannabis in the CV: On Jan. 1, the Era of Recreational Legal Marijuana Will Begin in California

Cannabis in the CV: On Jan. 1, the Era of Recreational Legal Marijuana Will Begin in California

20 DAYS AGO  |  Charles Drabkin

I lived in Washington state in 2012 when voters passed Initiative 502, making Washington one of the first states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for people 21 and older.

Although the proc...

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