About half a million Walmart employees are getting a much needed pay raise. Starting in April, full- and part-time U.S. employees of the company will earn at least $9 an hour, a full $1.75 more than the federal minimum wage, the company announced this week.
Things got all the more confusing for America’s 11 million-plus undocumented immigrants when a federal judge on Monday blocked President Obama’s recent executive actions to defer millions of deportations.
Since the start of 2015, over 120 measles cases have been reported in 17 states, most stemming from a December outbreak at Disneyland in Southern California, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here’s a breakdown of the history of the anti-vaccine movement.
“Millennials are more narcissistic than boomers and gen Xers were at the same age,” said Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University and the author of several books on narcissism. Do you think teens today are more narcissistic than previous generations?
Despite some stormy December days and predictions in Northern California for a wet weekend ahead, the state is bracing for its fourth consecutive year of drought. This January was California’s driest on record. View this interactive visualization to see the changes in the past few years.
In early January, the attacks on French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, sparked demonstrations and protests around the world and brought into the question the importance of the protection of free speech. View how young folks responded to the question, KQED asked students to answer the question, When should free speech be protected and why?
In the wake of Ferguson and other recent high visibility incidents throughout the country in which white police officers killed unarmed black males, increased national focus has been placed on the often frayed relationship between police and the communities they are responsible for serving. Do you think the police help make your community safer?
Depression is now the leading cause of disability among American teens and adults ages 15 to 44. Depression in teens may be difficult for others to recognize. Family values and cultural views of mental illness can dramatically affect how depression in teens is recognized and understood. Hear how teenagers talk about how depression is looked at in their communities.
Here’s a time-lapse map of officer-related killings in California, 2014. The database is primarily composed of incidents listed on Killed By Police’s site, although we also included several additional cases from in the Los Angeles Times’s Homicide Report.
On August 28, 2013, thousands gathered on the National Mall to commemorate the 1963 march and the tremendous impact it had. Some of the featured speakers, though, noted that many of the demands have still not been met, particularly along economic lines.
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