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As Texas lifts its mask mandates and re-opens businesses in spring of 2021, should Californians be worried of a new spread with more states reopening? (Photo illustration by Collin Andrews)

Texas Reopens, what does that mean for California

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

On March 2, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a speech that his state is lifting its mask mandate entirely, making it the largest state to no longer require its citizens to wear masks in daily life and...

California has approved a $600 or more stimulus for eligible residents. Californians who make $30,000 a year or less, undocumented workers, CalWORKS recipients, people who are blind, people over 65 and people who are disabled are eligible. (Photo via Pixabay)

California approves $600 or more stimulus for eligible residents

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor March 1, 2021

Since spring 2020, throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused financial hardships for many, the federal government has given out two stimulus checks to eligible citizens. California is...

Nancy Xiong, director of development and communications with the Sacramento-based Hmong Innovating Politics, is fighting anti-Asian hate and rhetoric by advocating against anti-Asian hate crimes and more health funding for the APPI community who've been disapropietly affected with cases of COVID-19. (Photo by Irvis Orozco)

Officials report surge in hate crimes against Asian-American Pacific Islander community

Irvis Orozco, Staff Writer December 2, 2020

Anti-Asian racial bias related to the origins of the COVID-19 virus continues throughout California and the United States, as more than 1,116 hate crimes against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI)...

Naomi Dasari, American River College Associated Student Body president will be voting for Joe Biden this election and tends to have more liberal leaning views. (Photo courtesy of Naomi Dasari)

How will ARC students be voting for the election?

Irvis Orozco, Staff Writer November 2, 2020

Ahead of the election this November, two American River College student body representatives, Naomi Dasari and Afsoon Aflaki, have differing political viewpoints and encourage students to vote in the upcoming...

Jorge Perez, Sacramento County election assistant, helps set up ballot machines and signs for the voting center at American River College on Oct. 29, 2020. (Photo by Emily Mello)

The Current’s guide to understanding 2020 ballot results

The Current Staff November 1, 2020

The results of the Nov. 3 election have finally been called. Read below to see what passed and what was defeated. Proposition 16: Restoring Affirmative Action Proposition 16 allows for gender, race,...

 A USPS van is parked in Sacramento, CA with the words written “We deliver for you” on its side on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. The federal agency has come under attack with budget cuts by the Trump administration, politically aimed to stop mail-in voting. The agency is currently facing an influx of mail-in voting because of COVID-19. This is as Americans and congress are working to save the struggling agency. (Photo by Irvis Orozco)

Americans must save the post office and mail-in voting from political influence

Irvis Orozco, Staff Writer October 29, 2020

Earlier this summer, President Donald Trump, fearing low approval polling numbers for his 2020 re-election, attacked one of the cornerstones of American culture: the United States Postal Service. Trump’s...

The Nov. 3 election will continue as planned despite concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the world in 2020. Millions are expected to turn out to the polls the day of the election, though masks will be required through California and many places nationwide in order to vote in person. (Photo courtesy of Glen Carrie)

Voters encouraged to vote early to avoid crowds during COVID-19

Irvis Orozco, Staff Writer October 18, 2020

The ballot for the 2020 election will address many hot topic issues, including healthcare, immigration, climate change, education and others. Your vote will determine the results of how our local communities...

The Sacramento LGBT Community Center and the Gender Health Center stationed themselves in the Center’s parking lot on 20th and J Street in downtown Sacramento to provide medical supplies for protesters, on June 2, 2020. Volunteers assembled care kits that contained medical supplies, snacks, and water to be distributed for the demonstrators while they marched against police brutality. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Sacramento community joins up to collect donations to help with the fight for change

Heather Amberson, Staff Writer June 16, 2020

On a hot afternoon in early June, in a parking lot near the Sacramento LGBT Community Center in downtown Sacramento, individuals set up a donation tent, with two tables underneath it, each one stocked...

American River College has donated ventilators  and N-95 masks to University of California, Davis Medical Center, Mercy General Hospital and Kaiser South Sacramento Hospital to help with equipment needs during this essential time. (Photo courtesy of ventilator.png)

ARC Respiratory Care Program donates equipment to community amid ventilator shortage

Clifton Bullock, Staff Writer April 23, 2020

The COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic has challenged the American healthcare system, the American healthcare industry and the American structure of government in ways never seen before. While the states...

Black women have been historically criticized for their natural hair. Today, they find power in embracing how they choose to wear their hair, natural or otherwise. (File Photo)

California Senate passes bill to stop discrimination towards natural hair

Gabe Carlos May 14, 2019

On April 22, the California State Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 188, also known as the CROWN (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair) Act, which protects students and employees...

Photo courtesy of Aftermath Entertainment.

Anderson .Paak brings it home with Oxnard

Felix Oliveros December 4, 2018

It was just three years ago when Anderson .Paak made his unique voice and soulful presence felt in the rap game after being featured four times on Dr. Dre’s album “Compton”. After his status skyrocketed,...

California leads the nation with cases of human trafficking in 2018. Everyone is at risk regardless of background, sex, age or race. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Human Trafficking: Modern slavery in California

Itzin Alpizar November 14, 2018

At 18 and 19 years old, a couple struggled to find work in Boston. One day they found a Craigslist ad for work in Sacramento. They called the number and a man offered them an opportunity they couldn't...

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