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Thanksgiving as we know it should change

Thanksgiving as we know it should change

Tawny Pederson,
Contributor

December 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Get your turkeys, taters and cranberry sauce and round up your family for dinner. Or not. The fourth Thursday of every November has always been Thanksgiving, but the holiday has issues. It is squished between America’s two most popular holidays: Halloween and Christmas. And its problematic racial back...

East Bay nursing student uses education at Standing Rock

East Bay nursing student uses education at Standing Rock

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Removing pepper spray from skin with a concoction of baby shampoo and granulated sugar wasn’t quite what third-year Cal State East Bay nursing student Sara Oldershaw had in mind when she decided to volunteer as a medic at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota; but it’s precisel...

EPA grants California tribes $28 million for environmental projects

EPA grants California tribes $28 million for environmental projects

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

December 6, 2016


Filed under Metro

The Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a grant of $28 million to California Native American tribal governments for environmental projects, the organization announced at the 24th Annual Regional Tribal Conference in San Francisco on Oct. 25. The grant will support air and water quality...

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