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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 whove 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)...

Immigration activist advocating for DACA reinstatement, ending the incarceration of immigrant children seeking asylum and carrying signs reading “Abolish ICE” convene in front of the Sacramento County Sheriffs Detention center in Sacramento, Calif. Sacramento County works directly with ICE to remove undocumented immigrants including Dreamers without DACA and those without immigration status, a clear contradiction to the states mandate for law enforcement not to work with ICE. (Photo by Irvis Orozco)

LRCCD concludes workshop weeks of action to aid undocumented students

Irvis Orozco, Staff Writer November 19, 2020

Undocumented students, also known as Dreamers largely felt the angst of the presidential elections according to Sacramento City College counselor Sandra Guzman, who works with this community. This election...

A Sacramento county poll worker helps check and tabulate ballots on Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 3, 2020.Poll workers and voters were required to wear mask to enter the Sacramento County Registers offices. (Photo by Irvis Orozco)

Sacramento County tabulates election in record voter turnout year

Irvis Orozco, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

Anxious Americans waited five days after the Nov. 3 elections for the 2020 election results, tabulations were done to finalize key contested results in states like Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada and Arizona.  At...

Jorge Perez, Sacramento County election assistant, stands in front of voting booths inside the ARC community room that he and a group of Sacramento county assistants set up for the college for early voting and Election Day. (Photo by Irvis Orozco)

ARC opens voting location ahead of Election Day

Irvis Orozco, Staff Writer November 2, 2020

American River College opened as one of 84 Sacramento County voting centers on Oct. 31 and will stay open through Election Day. The center opened up early with extended hours in order for people to avoid...

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...

 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...

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