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Voters Approve Tax Aimed at Helping Kids

After tireless work by campaigners, especially teenagers who canvassed door-to-door, Richmond voters approved an increased real estate transfer tax whose funds will go to supporting the local government’s youth programs. … Continue reading

December 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tips for financial wellness — and tax season

The Know Youth Media interviewed Oakland’s Game Theory Academy and developed with tips on how to save money. Studying your spending habits and making a few good choices can go a long way … Continue reading

April 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Learning financial literacy in high school: two teen perspectives

High school seniors Jasmine Arreaga and Melanie Zelaya think students should learn about taxes, and that high school economics courses shouldn’t be optional.  The knowledge we need to file taxes and … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Richmond and Chevron: a story of love and hate

The century-long relationship between the city of Richmond and Chevron Oil has been fraught with tensions over money, pollution, jobs, and governance.  Last summer’s explosion was only the latest incident … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Free tax prep for Boyle Heights residents!

Local, national, and corporate organizations have partnered with the Internal Revenue Service to offer free tax preparation for people who make $51,000 a year or less.  Community volunteers will help families … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

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