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Sex offenders ban on living distance to be changed

On Thursday the state corrections department announced that it is changing the policy for the living distance for registered sex offenders.

There are about 6,000 sex offenders in California that now have the opportunity to live closer to schools and parks. 66 more words


Mass. employment numbers drive housing crisis

Unemployment rates in Massachusetts, though decreasing, are causing a housing crisis for populations that find themselves “chronically unemployed.”

“The new unemployment figure, while it looks good on paper, masks the critical need for good jobs for working people,” said Chris Horton, volunteer organizer for WUAG, in a March 10 press release. 798 more words


"I Voted" to be mandatory in the future?

This week Obama announced that he would like to see that it is mandatory for U.S. citizens to vote – even for a “short term”. This came up at an event after finding ways to help with funding in politics as well as showing what the country was founded on. 194 more words


School, students and social media

I love the idea of having a break from social media and texting. It is such a rare thing because it is all around us. Especially for journalism students, all of it is necessary in order to get information and stories out. 250 more words


Commuting for Coffee via Public Transit

When it comes to Southern California, there are many local and unique coffee shops. One of my personal favorites is about an 8-minute drive right off of the I-57, so the thought that it could take longer than roughly 15 minutes (with traffic) may seem absurd. 765 more words

Taking Alternative Transport

Llamas, dresses and marijuana...oh my!

Llamas and dresses weren’t the only thing going on in the news this Thursday. Marijuana made headlines towards the nation’s capital as it was legalized in the District of Columbia. 98 more words


Suspect arrested in road-rage shooting

Learning to drive for me was something that I took caution to. My father taught me quickly to always be on the lookout and watch my back – no matter where I was. 156 more words