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  • Hiking L.A.'s minimum wage is a no-brainer

    Hiking L.A.'s minimum wage is a no-brainer
    Of all major cities in the country, Los Angeles has the highest percentage of population living in poverty. After decades of slow job growth and stagnant wages, 28% of Angelenos — 1 million people — today live below the poverty line. Our city's African American and Latino residents face disproportionately higher rates of poverty. The situation is heartbreaking and unconscionable.
  • A mother's anxieties weeks before her second child

    With just about three more weeks until Baby No. 2's due date, the sleepless nights have already begun. But the insomnia has less to do with frequent bathroom visits and not being able to find a comfortable position for myself and the watermelon that is my...

    Convictions in the Killing Fields of Cambodia

    Convictions in the Killing Fields of Cambodia
    Sokha Ten Meyer was 23, married to a Cambodian army officer and the mother of two children in 1975 when Phnom Penh, her country's capital, fell to the Khmer Rouge. The city's entire population was forcibly evacuated. This was the first step in a...

    Dreaming of meaningful work

    Dreaming of meaningful work
    A high school senior, Carlos is already a promising carpenter. He is volunteering at a Habitat for Humanity site, assembling the frames for the bedroom walls, the boards for one frame laid out neatly in front of him. He measures the distance between them....

    The government vs. the Constitution

    The American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations recently filed a lawsuit accusing the federal government of, among other lapses, denying due process to mothers with children detained at the border, including interfering with their efforts to...