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The kNOw Weighs In: Why We Vote

The kNOw sat down with 12 young people from Fresno to see why they personally think voting is important. “Voting is an opportunity to have a voice in democracy when … Continue reading

November 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

‘Hotel of Horrors’ Exposes Housing and Worker Problems in LBC

In this video, VoiceWaves reporters go inside a scary house that’s been decorated just in time for Halloween — but this isn’t a house filled with ghosts and serial killers. … Continue reading

October 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Inspires The Next Generation Of Political Players

In a recent shocking Democratic primary election in New York, 28 year-old activist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated a ten-term incumbent. Ocasio-Cortez’s win has inspired some and horrified others. “Democratic Socialism and … Continue reading

August 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

If Elected, What Will They Do For Children? California Gubernatorial Candidates Explain

Before the June 5 primary elections in California, VoiceWaves reporters spoke with three different candidates running for the governorship about their stances on various issues. “The candidates, who are running … Continue reading

May 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Q&A with Assembly Candidate Buffy Wicks

Reporters from the Richmond Pulse secured an exclusive interview with Buffy Wicks, a candidate for the California State Assembly District 15 seat. After securing more than one third of the … Continue reading

May 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dear Kanye

Rapper Kanye West garnered a firestorm of criticism after saying in an interview with TMZ that slavery was a choice. Among the most disappointed and repulsed by this comment are … Continue reading

May 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

County Allocates $2m for Parks, Prioritizing ‘Building Healthy, Safe, Forward-Thinking’ Communities Through General Plan

With a new grant for improved parks and other public spaces, Kern County is tackling an ambitious goal of adopting new changes that residents have been pushing for. Also on … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Gurrola To Critics: Proposed Oil Regulations Not a Ban

After 53 years of the same oil and gas codes, the city of Arvin is changing things up—and it’s not popular with the oil and gas industries. Despite facing accusations … Continue reading

January 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Women’s March Listening Session Evokes Passionate Criticism From Some Community Members

On Jan. 2, Sacramento community members gathered to discuss last year’s Women’s March in light of an upcoming anniversary march. Some expressed their concerns over the events, including questions about … Continue reading

January 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

2018: We’ve Got This, Y’all

The start of a new year always shines with the promise of new beginnings and hope. After the trying year that 2017 was—especially with the current political climate—that’s something we … Continue reading

January 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

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