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Solving the banking problems for California’s marijuana industry

Solving the banking problems for California’s marijuana industry

Rebecca Olmos,
Contributor

January 6, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase

State Treasurer's Cannabis Banking Working Group provides possible solutions Cannabis is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, defined by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency as having “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” This classification subjects cannabis to the s...

California releases emergency marijuana laws

California releases emergency marijuana laws

Alexander Lawrence,
Contributor

January 6, 2018


Filed under Politics

Recreational weed now for sale Richard Colorado has been growing marijuana privately for over 20 years. Although he was growing what was considered “recreational” product, he was able to vend his product to medical dispensaries legally for the last eight years. The Collective Cultivation Act enab...

Combating capitalism through social justice

Combating capitalism through social justice

Britney Yarbrough,
Contributor

January 3, 2018


Filed under Politics

The issue of racial inequality is nothing new but contributions such as the civil rights movements have influenced each generation to date. The rising discomfort for people of color has unmasked itself following the election of Donald J.Trump. Unfortunately, racists have chosen to act out against people...

Temporary Protected Status coming to an end

Temporary Protected Status coming to an end

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Politics

Haitians and Nicaraguans under TPS will have to leave the U.S. within the next two years On November 6, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Elaine Duke, announced that the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nicaragua and Honduras will be coming to an end. Nicaragua’s status will end on Jan. ...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2017


Filed under Politics

What happened? Several news outlets and politicians criticized President Donald Trump’s response to a terror attack on Tuesday in New York that left eight people dead. Twenty-nine-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov drove a rented truck through a bike path in Manhattan near the World Trade Center, ki...

Quirk maintains stronghold on East Bay

Quirk maintains stronghold on East Bay

Myles Watkins,
Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Politics

Each journey to become a California state assembly member is unique. This was the case for Castro Valley, Hayward, Union City and North Fremont State Assembly representative William “Bill” Quirk on Oct. 16. From his college years working on mayoral campaigns to eventually running in his own, Q...

Latino Trump supporter told ‘Get out of my country’

Latino Trump supporter told ‘Get out of my country’

Maximino Cisneros,
Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Politics, Showcase

Mario Britt is a 21-year-old Latino from Castro Valley and a self-proclaimed conservative supporter of President Donald Trump. He attends Merced Community College and is serving his third year as a specialist in the National Guard. He has never been physically attacked for his support of Trump, but hi...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 30, 2017


Filed under Politics

What Happened? President Donald Trump visited Texas on Tuesday to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.   Early Tuesday morning, Trump and the first lady Melania visited Corpus Christi and Austin to talk to officials and crews on the ground. Since Friday, the Category 4 Hurric...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase

On Monday, President Donald Trump delivered an urgent presidential address to the nation from Fort Myer military base in Arlington, Va., where he outlined a new strategy for the United States’ relationship with Afghanistan and South Asia.   According to Trump, after months of meetings that...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 16, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase

What Happened? President Donald Trump spoke on Monday about the “Unite the Right” and counter-protest rallies that clashed on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia leading to three deaths and 34 injuries.   Trump was criticized by The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angel...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer’s updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer’s updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 10, 2017


Filed under Politics

What Happened? On Friday, President Donald Trump announced his backing of a proposed bill that would be “merit-based” in order to determine who is allowed to immigrate to the United States legally.   The US Senate bill, Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act (RAISE ...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 2, 2017


Filed under Politics

What Happened? On Monday President Donald Trump fired Anthony Scaramucci from his position as the White House communications director.   On Friday, Scaramucci publically scolded members of the president’s senior staff in a message filled with profanity asking them to stop “leaking info...

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