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13 Aug 2019

How President Elizabeth Warren Would Combat Gun Violence

Nothing makes a conservative shake more than a smart woman with a plan.  Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is very smart, and has a plan for everything.  She also has decades of experience in government and knows how things really work in Washington.  Warren is about progressivism, equality and transparency.  You

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15 Jul 2019

Should We Buy Life Insurance? And, How do We Not Kill Each Other for the Money?

Welcome our bi-weekly column, “Ask a Grown Up” in which you can ask and have your most burning questions answered by a supposed grown up. Howdy-doody (heh, heh doody) Broke-Ass-a-roonies! It is I, Kate, the smartest of alecks, the most supposed of grown ups here with another installment of Ask

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15 May 2019

Safe Abortion Access Is a Matter of Life or Death: Here’s How You Can Help

Before the U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade in 1973, women died during botched illegal abortions at alarming rates and far more were forced to carry and care for children they were ill prepared for. Terminating pregnancy is not a pleasant topic or an easy choice for any woman,

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09 May 2019

How Public Universities Prioritize Wealthy White Students

By Kate Haverston A lot of folks in America and beyond still refuse to believe in the concept of white privilege. Some of them even believe the ‘white man’s’ way of life is under threat, or that he’s somehow become an endangered species in the age of globalization and inclusion.

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25 Apr 2019

The Mermaid Scientist of CA, Teaching Children about the Ocean

The scientist making learning about the ocean fun for kids

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17 Apr 2019

Daniel’s Caribbean Kitchen Plants Brick-and-Mortar Roots in Oakland

The tale of Daniel’s Caribbean Kitchen is the food love story we so desperately need. It seems each week brings another reason to mourn around the Bay Area. Losses of longstanding restaurants, bars, thrift stores, book shops, etc. come in rapid succession on either side of the bridge—one after another,

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27 Mar 2019

Dogs Are the Key to Single Momma Happiness

Dogs are the best. They just are. Lola (a.k.a. Roo) was the sweetest and prettiest doe-eyed fluff ball anyone could ask for and as a single mother, she was my lifesaver. She came to our family as a rescue from the Mojave Desert and ended up rescuing us. We were

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22 Feb 2019

Oakland Teachers Strike for Better Schools

Thousands of teachers began an official strike Thursday over a raft of disputes with the Oakland Unified School District. Officials with the Oakland Education Association, the union which represents OUSD teachers and support staff, declared the strike after the release of an independent fact-finding report six days ago. Citing a

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