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

 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)
Mail in voting and the USPS are under attack by the Trump administration
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...

Learn how to help the Sacramento community with unique jobs

On Oct. 29 the City of Sacramento, Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment will host a Zoom event teaching students at ARC how they can help the community with job opportunities. (Photo courtesy of Joyce Wenger-Johnson)
On Oct. 29 the City of Sacramento, Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment will host a Zoom event teaching students at ARC how they can help the community with job opportunities
October 26, 2020

On Oct. 29, representatives from the city of Sacramento will host a Zoom conference called “How to Get a Job with the City of Sacramento Parks & Rec.” The event is hosted by Joyce Wenger-Johnson,...

ARC student dead after suffering gunshot wounds from shooter

On Oct. 5, a shooter entered the halal market pictured above on El Camino Avenue and struck three victims. The first victim, identified by the college as Shujauddin Omar Kheil, was an American River College student, and died in a hospital shortly after he was transported there. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)
Shooter pronounced dead at the scene
October 20, 2020

An American River College student, identified as Shujauddin Omar Kheil, died by fatal gunshot wounds on Oct. 3 after a 33-year-old gunman entered a halal market in Arden Arcade and opened fire, striking...

Tina Macuha’s energy makes every day a good day

While live on “Good Day Sacramento,” Tina Macuha and cameraman Dave Grashoff drove to Los Angeles, where they went behind the scenes on “The Price is Right” and “Let’s Make a Deal.” (Photo courtesy of Dave Grashoff)
October 7, 2020

“My boss came to me and said, ‘do you want to be on the show,’ and now we just celebrated being on air for 25 years,” “Good Day Sacramento” anchor, Tina Macuha said. That was a quarter century...

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

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)
“This is people power; it’s community collaboration.”
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...

Sacramento ranked No. 1 in lowest coronavirus infection rate

In a study done by the Sacramento Bee, Sacramento ranked No. 1 in lowest infection rate out of 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)
May 11, 2020

In a recent study done by the Sacramento Bee, Sacramento ranked No. one in lowest coronavirus infection rates among the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country. According to Brenda Bongiorno, communication...

Los Rios plans to go to remote through summer

According to the Los Rios Community College District chancellor Brian King, all summer courses for the LRCCD will be online with the fate of the fall semester still undecided. (Photo Illustration by Emily Mello)
April 16, 2020

With the spread of the coronavirus, the Los Rios Community College District plans to remain online for summer courses, according to the LRCCD chancellor Brian King. King sent out a faculty email on...

As coronavirus spreads in Sac, LRCCD closes campuses

Starting Wednesday, March 18, all campus facilities will be closed to all students, faculty, staff and community members, and classes will move to online or remote operations. (Photo illustration by Jennah Booth)
March 13, 2020

As concerns about the coronavirus continue to grow throughout the college communities, the Los Rios Community College District announced March 12 that, effective Friday, March 13, the Los Rios district...

Former LRPD officer sentenced to 81 years in prison

Noah Winchester told the Current in 2014 that he served for the Sacramento Police Department for 10 years before joining the Los Rios Police Department, but other sources say he only served on the Sac PD for two years and left before his probationary period ended. (File photo by Adnan Ramic)
February 19, 2020

“I will do whatever to keep my student’s safe,” Noah Winchester, former corporal with the Los Rios Police Department once said. That statement came during a November 2014 ride along with a former...

Kassette’s Think Tank makes recording accessible

Former American River College student Jesse Hanes, otherwise known as Kassette, has been making music in the new Think Tank studio in Sacramento. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
May 9, 2019

A few miles out of downtown Sacramento, Jesse Hanes sits at a desk surrounded by speakers and walls lined with acoustic foam, scrolling through Spotify on a large screen to check for new releases. Though...

Police need to be held accountable for actions

The Sacramento community is working on healing and coming together in the wake of the district attorney's office's announcement. Demonstrators hold up a sign that reads “We must love and support one another / Black Lives Matter Sacramento” banner during the one year anniversary of Stephon Clark’s death in South Sacramento, Calif. on March 18, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
March 27, 2019

Another year, another unarmed black man killed by the police, and another injustice for the families of the victims involved. Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old African-American man, was shot in the Meadowview...

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