Columnists Opinion Starlett Quarles

THE X FACTOR: The revamping of California’s foster care system

With so much recent discourse around gentrification, homelessness and rent control, one of the issues we should remember to add to the conversation is the housing and social services needs for our foster care youth. So I sat with Kenneth Fleming, of the Dimondale Adolescent, about the needs of today’s foster care youth and the Read More…

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Teen, 13 arrested for making school threat

WILLOWBROOK — A 13-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot other students and staff at Animo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School, and sheriff’s officials said he had an unregistered AR-15 rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition in his possession. The unidentified student allegedly made threatening remarks on campus Nov. 21, suggesting a Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Buttigieg stirs gay versus civil rights debate

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg garnered exactly zero support in some of the early polls in the early primary state, South Carolina. His dismal poll numbers there came a few days before another Democratic presidential foe, Kamala Harris, sharply reprimanded him for inferring that the gay rights and the civil rights struggles were comparable. Now, Read More…