Refinery Expansion Threatens Already Poor Air Quality in Long Beach's 'Dead Zone'

Refinery Expansion Threatens Already Poor Air Quality in Long Beach's 'Dead Zone'

Long Beach VoiceWaves, News Report, Crystal Niebla, Posted: Mar 23, 2017

Residents worry that air quality in what is often-called Long Beach's "dead zone" will worsen if plans go through to connect two existing power plants.


Recovering From Trauma of Financial Elder Abuse—What to Do


U.S. News & World Report/New America Media , News Feature, Michael O. Schroeder, Posted: Mar 20, 2017

For victims of financial elder abuse, although recovering money and assets is difficult, steps can be taken to get life back on track.


Doctors: Climate Change is Already Making America’s Kids Sicker


New America Media, News Report, Honora Montano, Posted: Mar 16, 2017

A report just out by a coalition of America's doctors warns that children are most vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change.


The Mental and Physical Cost of Elder Financial Abuse


US News & World Report/New America Media , News Report, Michael O. Schroeder, Posted: Mar 16, 2017

Financial exploitation has far-reaching consequences beyond money stolen.


Killing Obamacare Will Kill People


New America Media, First Person, Spike Dolomite Ward, Posted: Mar 15, 2017

The author writes that a repeal of Obamacare could spell death for people with pre-existing conditions like herself.


Proposed White House Order Would Track Undocumented Residents Via Census


India-West, News Report, Staff, Posted: Mar 14, 2017

A draft executive order would mandate census workers to ask respondents about their immigration status for the first time.


Jewish and Muslim Children Unite for a Common Cause


New America Media, Commentary, Hasan Zillur Rahim, Posted: Mar 13, 2017

An interfaith meeting of young people provides a moment to cherish and draw inspiration from in these dark and difficult times.


Back to the ER -- Poor Families Will Be Hardest Hit by Republican Health Bill


New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 10, 2017

Around 5 million Californians were able to get health insurance thanks to the ACA's expansion of Medi-Cal.


In an Angry and Fearful Nation, an Outbreak of Anti-Semitism


ProPublica, News Analysis, A.C. Thompson and Ken Schwencke, Posted: Mar 10, 2017

ProPublica’s Documenting Hate project recorded more than 330 reports of anti-Semitic incidents during a three-month span.


7 Do’s and Don’ts from Immigration Attorneys


South Kern Sol, News Report, Randy Villegas, Posted: Mar 10, 2017

In late February, a coalition of lawyers gathered at California State University Bakersfield to inform community residents about their rights, regardless of their immigration status.

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