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Family of Man Slain on Skid Row Files Claim Against LAPD

Family of Man Slain on Skid Row Files Claim Against LAPD

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Heleine Tchayou was home in Boston when she saw on the news cellphone video of a mentally ill homeless man killed on Skid Row by Los Angeles police. She exclaimed to a friend and her son-in-law about how horrible it was. It wasn’t until days later that she learned the man who [...]
Seattle Alternative to Jail Works, University Study SaysSEATTLE (AP) — Gailen Lopton was in a downtown alley two weeks ago, having a buddy jab him in the neck with a heroin-filled syringe, when he suddenly found himself in the company of Seattle’s finest. The police officers weren’t looking to lock him up, though. Instead, they offered him a chance to enroll in [...]
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Aurora Paredes is the first person in her family to attend college. She hasn’t taken that role lightly. The passionate spirit that motivated her to become a college student also led her to pursue social justice work. It is work that has become dear to this undocumented student. Aside from serving as a mentor and tutor [...]
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Seattle Workers Just Received a Raise, Which Will Hit $15SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s new $15 minimum wage law began going into effect Wednesday, nearly a year after this pricey West Coast city was celebrated by activists as the first metropolis to push employers into providing higher wages. The fast-food workers who staged walk-outs to advance the idea, however, won’t be seeing anything close to [...]
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A Taiwanese Immigrant Talks About ‘Leaving the Shadows’My name is Annie Kao. I am undocumented. It took me many years to accept and finally become comfortable with my immigration status. I grew up in Taiwan and came to the United States with my grandmother and brother when I was 12 years old. I was told that I was going to study in [...]
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Seattle’s Minimum Wage to Increase in April, Judge RulesSEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday cleared the way for Seattle’s new minimum wage law to take effect as planned next month, rejecting claims by franchises of big national chains that it discriminates against them. In his 43-page decision Tuesday night, U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones rejected all of the arguments brought forth [...]
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After the March 1 fatal shooting of a homeless man on Los Angeles' Skid Row, some media reports referred to the 50-block area as destitute and a dumping ground. But as Equal Voice News chronicled in 2014, the area is actually a community in which its members are working to secure housing, help one another and pass better policies.
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For Silicon Valley Man, His Car is ‘Home, Sweet Home’It’s crazy to think that I make more money than most people in the world, but I’m still unable to afford a place to live. I make $58,000 a year and it’s not enough to live and be able to eat here in San José. That’s why I live in my car. Sleeping in my [...]
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Deadly Shooting on Skid Row Stirs Calls for Human RightsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on Sunday on the city’s Skid Row as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer’s gun.  After the shooting, police are [...]
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As a child in San Francisco, Jessica Inson remembers many late nights in which she did not see her mother. Jessica’s mother was a single parent of two kids living in one of America’s most expensive cities. The family’s life was not easy. “She worked a lot of really late nights,” Jessica recalls. She and her [...]
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