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2 years later, neglected Bay Area housing project is finally emptied

revealnews.org — The last of the 100 elderly and disabled residents of the worst public housing complex in Richmond, California, have moved out, nearly two years after the city's housing director declared their apartment complex uninhabitable following a Reveal investigation. On Feb.
Feb 10, 2016

Every resident has finally moved out of Hacienda in #Richmond. One resident said "I thought I'd die in there" revealnews.org/article/2-year…

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Pentagon ends ban on University of Phoenix, continues scrutiny of for-profit’s practices

Jan 21, 2016

Pentagon ends ban on University of Phoenix, continues scrutiny of for-profit revealnews.org/blog/pentagon-… via @reveal

Residents live in filth, fear in mismanaged Bay Area public housing

Embattled school board under fire again after leader’s divisive rant

Aug 21, 2015

My latest for @reveal: The embattled Chino Valley school board is under fire again after the VP's divisive rant revealnews.org/article/embatt…

Aug 21, 2015

The Chino Valley SB was sued for praying during board meetings. Now, the board VP is under fire for his public rant revealnews.org/article/embatt…

Aug 21, 2015

RT @amyjharris: My latest for @reveal: The embattled Chino Valley school board is under fire again after the VP's divisive rant revealnews.org/article/embatt…

Oct 13, 2015

Andrew Cruz, who embroiled this SoCal district in a lawsuit over religion & his community is now head of schoolboard revealnews.org/article/embatt…

School's name a hot topic for Kanawha board

wvgazette.com — Kenny Kemp Board member Bill Raglin speaks in favor of the name change. Becky Jordon (left) spoke against renaming the school. CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Community members say Mary C. Snow wasn't one for the spotlight, but in recent months the pioneering African American educator has become the centerpiece of a political tug-of-war between the local school board, community members, and school faculty to rename West Side Elementary School in her honor.
Jul 14, 2015

Kids who attend Mary Snow Elementary on Charleston's west side wanted to name that school after @BarackObama wvgazette.com/News/201202020…

Housing consultant offers few viable options for evacuating residents

revealnews.org — RICHMOND, Calif. - After months of scouring the rental market to find new homes for displaced residents from a run-down public housing complex, here's what the Richmond Housing Authority came up with: a list of landlords who don't accept public housing vouchers or have no vacancies, one extended-stay hotel and a commercial building that is for sale.
Apr 30, 2015

Of the 30 landlords we reached in #Richmond, 22 said they don't accept Section 8. #Hacienda revealnews.org/article/housin…

Apr 30, 2015

Here're the housing options #Richmond's consultant found for #Hacienda residents: a hotel, a commercial building revealnews.org/article/housin…

Apr 30, 2015

RT @skamath3: Housing consultant offers few viable options for evacuating Richmond, Calif., residents revealnews.org/article/housin… via @amyjharris @reveal

Apr 30, 2015

Richmond paid consultant $380k to find homes for evacuated residents. Most of its rec's are totally irrelevant. revealnews.org/article/housin…

Apr 30, 2015

RT @add: Richmond paid consultant $380k to find homes for evacuated residents. Most of its rec's are totally irrelevant. revealnews.org/article/housin…

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Megachurch helps California school board blur church-state divide

scpr.org — Bible verses, calls to accept Jesus and the promise of eternal life can be heard in two disparate places in a southeastern suburb of Los Angeles: the Calvary Chapel Chino Hills megachurch and the Chino Valley Unified School District Board of Education.

Megachurch helps California school board blur church-state divide

revealnews.org — Bible verses, calls to accept Jesus and the promise of eternal life can be heard in two disparate places in a southeastern suburb of Los Angeles: the Calvary Chapel Chino Hills megachurch and the Chino Valley Unified School District Board of Education.
Apr 29, 2015

RT @reveal: How a megachurch is helping one California school board blur the church-state divide: ow.ly/MfQIN pic.twitter.com/cKnRnYXm3l

Apr 29, 2015

It's illegal for #churches to endorse political candidates. But this LA megachurch has stacked the local school board revealnews.org/article/megach…

Apr 29, 2015

Do you think school boards should be allowed to pray before and during public meetings? revealnews.org/article/megach…

Apr 29, 2015

RT @amyjharris: It's illegal for #churches to endorse political candidates. But this LA megachurch has stacked the local school board revealnews.org/article/megach…

Apr 29, 2015

RT @amyjharris: It's illegal for #churches to endorse political candidates. But this LA megachurch has stacked the local school board revealnews.org/article/megach…

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Public housing residents say agency is doing little to relocate them

revealnews.org — RICHMOND, Calif. - Residents of Richmond's dilapidated Hacienda public housing complex have been waiting for years to move out of a building that many of them called the "Haci-hellhole." But with move-out dates looming, they are discovering that finding a new place in a tight rental market is its own kind of hell.
Apr 10, 2015

RT @add: Public housing residents in Richmond aren't getting much help in their housing search. revealnews.org/article/public… pic.twitter.com/Abzl72qTLJ

Apr 10, 2015

RT @add: Public housing residents in Richmond aren't getting much help in their housing search. revealnews.org/article/public… pic.twitter.com/Abzl72qTLJ

Apr 27, 2015

#Richmond promised to help 100 seniors/disabled residents find new housing. Instead, tenants say they're on their own revealnews.org/article/public…

Apr 27, 2015

#Richmond paid a consultant > $300k to help residents find new homes. But 0 people have moved out or found a new apt revealnews.org/article/public…

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Here’s one way churches are getting religion into public schools

revealnews.org — Fueled by worries of secular moral decay, a network of Christian groups is increasingly using a little-known legal loophole to get God into public schools. A new proposal in California that would allow high school students to receive academic credit for attending church classes during public school hours has attracted the interest of a Republican state senator.
Apr 01, 2015

A proposal in CA would let students get academic credit for taking Church Bible study revealnews.org/article/heres-…

Apr 01, 2015

Bible in public schools--not legal. Ditching class for Bible study across street during class time? Totally legal revealnews.org/article/heres-…

Apr 01, 2015

RT @reveal: A proposal in CA would allow students to receive academic credit for attending church classes: ow.ly/L3sYS pic.twitter.com/6sWHs7VfD2

Apr 01, 2015

RT @amyjharris: Bible in public schools--not legal. Ditching class for Bible study across street during class time? Totally legal revealnews.org/article/heres-…

Apr 02, 2015

The “best-kept secret” to slipping religion into public schools? revealnews.org/article/heres-… (It's easier than you might think.) by @amyjharris

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Feb 13, 2016

RT @sergiotovar: #SCOTUS is hearing cases on affirmative action, unions, abortion, birth control, Obama's executive orders on immigration. Woah...

Feb 13, 2016

RT @brianmrosenthal: .@tedcruz on Antonin Scalia's death: "Today our Nation mourns the loss of one of the greatest Justices in history" pic.twitter.com/whFHlLxUEz

Feb 12, 2016

Ex-Priest Is Arrested in 1960 Killing of Texas Beauty Queen, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2016/02/12/us/…

Feb 10, 2016

44% percent of Silicon Valley startups have an immigrant founder. There is no visa specifically designed for them bloom.bg/1QVjHTA

Feb 10, 2016

Now that everyone is out of Hacienda, take a look at the conditions they were living in #housing #richmond apps.cironline.org/hacienda/

Feb 10, 2016

Every resident has finally moved out of Hacienda in #Richmond. One resident said "I thought I'd die in there" revealnews.org/article/2-year…


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