Reporter for @cironline + @reveal. I live on IPAs and FOIAs. Get in touch: aharris@cironline.org or 510-982-2959.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mountain State students: 'Hell yes I'm angry'

wvgazette.com — BECKLEY -- Mountain State University students like Ryan Webb, a 28-year-old MSU senior formerly in the Navy, are living through an accreditation nightmare they never envisioned possible. "A veteran shouldn't have to go through this," said Webb. "It seems like everything I've tried to accomplish has fallen apart."

Mountain State University's accreditation revoked

wvgazette.com — BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Students and administrators at Mountain State University said Tuesday they were stunned after the Beckley-based school learned it was the first college in West Virginia history to have its primary accreditation revoked. "We were very surprised by this action and disappointed by this action," said Richard Sours, interim president of Mountain State.

FBI joins fraud investigation of Bay Area public housing agency

revealnews.org — RICHMOND, Calif. - A government probe into allegations of nepotism and fraud at the Richmond Housing Authority has expanded, with local police now joined by a team of FBI agents, federal housing investigators and county prosecutors. Capt.

Neglected housing project to be emptied within 6 months, officials say

revealnews.org — RICHMOND, Calif. - City and federal officials gathered in the bare-bones recreation room of the city's worst public housing complex this afternoon to promise that residents will be out within six months and be able to move back into fully renovated apartments within two years.

Moving day on horizon for residents of Bay Area public housing complex

revealnews.org — It's a day that Hacienda residents never thought would come. After years of languishing in squalid conditions, the elderly and disabled residents of Richmond, California's worst public housing complex will finally be moved out. This week, the federal government approved the estimated $1 million needed to relocate the hundred-or-so residents of Hacienda while a nonprofit developer revitalizes the dilapidated high-rise.
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May 27, 2015

"We’ll be giving cheap water away to the air while we pay for expensive water drawn from the sea." voiceofsandiego.org/topics/science… #CAdrought #water

May 27, 2015

RT @CIRonline: A court case may shape the future of "StingRays," which police sometimes use w/o warrants: ow.ly/Nwd8E pic.twitter.com/JgrAursNIe

May 27, 2015

RT @AbrahmL: Cotton uses lots of #water. Tax dollars to grow cotton in Arizona? $1 billion California? $3 billion projects.propublica.org/killing-the-co…

May 27, 2015

RT @SaraLibby: NYT on California's gang designations: nytimes.com/2015/05/31/mag… My story on the embarrassing way it played out here: voiceofsandiego.org/topics/public-…

May 27, 2015

As His Son Was Molesting His Daughters, Jim Bob Duggar Said Incest Should Be Punishable by Death politicususa.com/2015/05/27/son… via @politicususa

May 27, 2015

Farm subsidies: Arizona farmers have financial incentive from our gov to grow cotton (water guzzler) in the desert projects.propublica.org/killing-the-co…

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