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In this video, youth reporter Janell Gore sits down with Edgar Aguilar, a representative of Dignity Health. The pair discuss “public charge,” a new proposal that could impact many families … Continue reading

November 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

How I Learned What’s Wrong With My Food

Sierra Silva is on a mission to empower people to better their lives by bettering their health. Read more at Richmond Pulse

September 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

State ‘Soda Tax’ Ban Leaves Richmond Program For Youth At Risk

A new state law that keeps cities from taxing groceries of any kind could mean the end of any hope for Richmond’s Department for Children and Youth Services initiative. Read … Continue reading

August 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Richmond teen teaches kids to make better food choices

Richmond high schooler Sara Madriz wants kids to eat less junk food. She’s part of a group talking to younger students about making healthy choices. “A lot of teens our … Continue reading

March 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bike lanes coming to Carlson Boulevard in Richmond

Four miles of new bike lanes connecting BART and bus stations are coming to Richmond. The $500,000 project will reduce lanes for vehicular traffic in some areas, drawing criticism from … Continue reading

February 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rise Up: Imagine health and justice

Imagine a world where access to quality health care is a given, hate is unacceptable and clean water flows freely for all. In hopeful snapshots, youth reporters with The kNOw talk … Continue reading

December 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Merced County adopts social justice approach to improve community health

There are not enough doctors in Merced County, and access to health clinics is limited. County officials are collaborating with residents, community leaders and others to address key obstacles to … Continue reading

December 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Drinking two sodas doubles your risk of getting diabetes

Swedish researchers said consuming two sodas doubles a person’s risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. But the 6-ounce drink measurement used in the study doesn’t capture the American serving in … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Weekly farmers market opens in Hazard Park in Boyle Heights

Organizers of a new farmers market in Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights district hope better access to healthy foods, like fresh produce, will help improve health in the neighborhood. Residents who … Continue reading

October 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

What it’s like to be young and undocumented in the STD capital of California

Kern County has some of the highest rates of certain sexually-transmitted diseases in California. Accessing good, affordable health care can be difficult for youth in Kern County. It’s even harder … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

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