| May 4, 2012
| 3:50 PM
As another discrimination lawsuit against the Burbank Police Department heads to trial — this time for a female officer alleging she was subjected to verbal harassment because of her gender, ethnicity, marital status and pregnancy — recent...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 12:11 PM
An organization aimed at reducing poverty has announced a $25,000 matching grant, made possible by a local American-indian tribe.
The Kalamazoo Poverty Reduction Initiative (PRI) announced the Gun Lake Tribe has said they will match contributions to...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 10:13 AM
York County has been awarded two grants totaling more than $1 million for efforts to expand and enhance the York County Court of Common Pleas' DUI Court.
DUI Court was established in 2010 as a pilot program to reduce recidivism and save taxpayer...
| May 17, 2012
| 10:08 AM
U.S. minorities now represent more than half of America's population under the age of 1, the Census Bureau said, a historic demographic milestone with profound political, economic and social implications.
The bureau -- defining a minority as anyone who...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 11:36 AM
You know you’re a great city when Credence Clearwater Revival writes a song about you, which is the case for Lodi.
However, Lodi wasn’t always called that.
When the train was slated to come in 1869, the town was originally named “...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 8:05 PM
In almost any community, the shooting death of a black teen by a white crime-watch volunteer would raise accusations of racism. But this one occurred in Sanford, a city that has struggled with racial tensions for a century.
Much of that tension stems...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 11:01 PM
La Misión is a small, coastal Baja town.
Well, actually, in reality three small communities make up the larger area called La Misión, population 920, according to the 2010 census.
Most of the roads are dirt. There isn't a single stoplight, though there...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Redrawing Congressional voting district maps is never easy. But in Texas, in the midst of this election year, the already contentious process has been made even more volatile with its mix of race and politics.
When 2010 Census numbers showed that Texas's...
| Nov 13, 2011
A man who could no longer find construction jobs and a woman who hadn’t worked since 2007 are just two area residents who have benefited from a new federal program aimed at disabled job seekers — thousands of whom live in the greater Burbank-...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 2:42 PM
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Kalamazoo County has almost 50,000 people living below the poverty line. Within the city limits, Kalamazoo has a higher percentage of people living in poverty than Detroit.
Jeff Brown, Executive Director of Kalamazoo...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 5:38 PM
Kalamazoo has one of the nation's worst poverty rates per capita. That`s according to 2010 U.S. Census data.
To combat this epidemic, Mount Zion Baptist church held a job fair.
“It`s a great opportunity to look for better work,” fair...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 7:34 PM
A few years ago, I wrote a column in this newspaper regarding Hugo Rubio, a sweet boy who used to alternate between Spanish and English to communicate with his sister and his parents at home.
Hugo is now 11, and his English is more dominant than his...