Commentary, Melvin Willis Back in March 2014 while I was visiting my mom at her home she suddenly lost her breath, and couldn’t catch it. Her breathing was so labored...

News Feature, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Early in February, the State Department opened a public comment period on the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, part of a pipeline that would carry unrefined petroleum from Canada...

News Report, Sukey Lewis and Asha DuMonthier | New America Media   RICHMOND, Calif. -- There’s a good old-fashioned muckraker’s war going on in Richmond, Calif., and Chevron’s “community-driven” news site Richmond Standard...

by Chanelle Ignant Two weeks after its January 1 implementation, Richmond’s Single-Use Bag Ordinance is earning mixed reactions from residents. Chief among the responses are grievances about the 5-cent fee for...

  News Feature, Laura Flynn • New America Media/KALW Editor's Note: In 2002 the California legislature passed AB 117 allowing cities and counties to become electric service providers to residents in their...

Commentary • Sean Shavers | Photo courtesy of Steve Rhodes Editor’s Note: On a nationwide day of strikes on August 30th, fast food workers in 60 cities across the country marched...

Photo Essay • Edgardo Cervano-Soto People call out to Juana Raquel as she pushes her green, wooden, home-built cart through the streets of central Richmond. Children pull back peach-colored curtains and...

Leer en Español By Edgardo Cervano-Soto For over 100 years, the histories of Richmond and Chevron have been intertwined, to the extent that they sometimes seem like reflections of one another --...

by RP Editors The Richmond City Council voted 6 to 1 to prohibit private contractors that do business with the city from inquiring about past criminal convictions on printed and on-line...

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