Black Lives Matter marathon protest plan divides supporters

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State and local officials prepared for a planned Black Lives Matter protest at the finish line of Minnesota’s largest marathon on Sunday, with St. Paul’s mayor saying the city will do whatever’s needed to ensure the race goes smoothly. The plan by the St. Paul chapter to demonstrate at the […]

California offering amnesty on traffic debt for poor

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California is instituting an amnesty program for residents who can’t afford to pay off spiraling traffic fines and court fees that have led to millions of driver’s licenses being suspended. The program pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown and adopted as part of his annual budget goes into effect Thursday and runs through […]

Carson to NASCAR: Confederate flag OK on private property

RANDLEMAN, N.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Monday said NASCAR fans should continue flying the Confederate Flag, so long as it’s on private property, as he received the informal endorsement of racing legend Richard Petty. Petty’s support marks a significant step for Carson, the only African-American in the crowded 2016 Republican field, […]

Wheels of justice slow at overloaded federal courts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorney Martha Gomez has been waiting more than three years to hear from a federal court whether a group of farm workers in California’s Central Valley can proceed with their lawsuit alleging wage theft. The case in California’s Eastern District could result in payouts for thousands of migrant workers, but each […]

Kings Look Forward To Working With New Surroundings

NORTH NATOMAS — Every year, since 2006, the administrators of the Sacramento Kings have repeatedly opened up training camp saying that significant changes in the roster were done during the off-season. On Monday, the Kings, once again, reiterated those same sentiments to start the 2015-2016 campaign at the Practice Facility. But this time, despite a […]

California State Board of Education seeks student board member

SACRAMENTO – Youth are being asked to make their voices heard.The California State Board of Education (SBE) is now accepting applications for the 2016–17 Student Board Member position. Any student who is a California resident and enrolled in a public high school, will be a senior in good standing in the 2016–17 school year, and will […]

Urban League CEO Resigns; National Search Underway For His Replacement

DEL PASO HEIGHTS – James Shelby, who has led the Greater Sacramento Urban League (GSUL) for nearly 20 years, has announced his resignation from the position of President and CEO of the organization, effective September 30. Sandra Davis Houston, GSUL Board Chair and Vice President of Human Resources for Dignity Health, said Cassandra Jennings, who […]

Trump declines to correct man who says Obama is Muslim

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump declined to correct a questioner at a town hall event who incorrectly stated that President Barack Obama is Muslim, and the billionaire real estate mogul said he’d be “looking at” a claim that militants operate training camps on American soil. Trump, who has a history of […]

U-CAN Go to College Fairs come to Sacramento

SACRAMENTO – Sept 14-26 in California with locations in the Greater Sacramento Valley Region starting at Grant High School on Sept 24 (click here to download the flyer), Sacramento High School on Sept 25 (click here to download the flyer) and Monterey Trail High School on Sept 26(click here to download the flyer). Register Online […]

Census: Income, poverty numbers stay just about the same

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wallets of America’s middle class and poorest aren’t seeing any extra money, the U.S. Census reported Wednesday, a financial stagnation experts say may be fueling political dissent this campaign season. The Census Bureau, in its annual look at poverty and income in the United States, said both the country’s median income […]