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KCSN news update: new report is warning of a looming leadership crisis in America’s community college

Mona Adem

December 6, 2013

The following stories will be covered tonight on KCSN: A new report is warning of a looming leadership crisis in America's community colleges to deal with funding challenges and academic success. College teacher training programs are criticized for inadequately preparing first year instructors in...

Marissa Alexander case is not unique

Marissa Alexander case is not unique

Mona Adem

December 3, 2013

Does “justice for all include everyone, regardless of gender, race or aristocratic dichotomies?” The only appropriate answer to your question, Marissa Alexander, is absolutely no, especially if you are a black woman living in a capitalist, white, patriarchal society. I know. Most of you probably feel inc...

How to win in the game of capitalism

How to win in the game of capitalism

Mona Adem

November 5, 2013

Have you ever played the game “How to beat Capitalism?” No? Then please allow me to explain the setup of the game, which is rather basic and straightforward: First, never choose to become poor and always be a puppet for the wealthy, no matter what. If they say jump, you say “how high?” If t...

Why should you care about Obamacare?

Why should you care about Obamacare?

Mona Adem

September 30, 2013

By Lisa Anderson To say the 2,000-plus pages constituting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, are complicated is an understatement. Alas, there are certain core problems many acknowledge. First, it doesn’t affect everyone equally, including students. T...

KCSN news update: millions of low income children not receiving proper dental care

Mona Adem

September 18, 2013

The following stories will be covered tonight on KCSN: A major development project in Hollywood is at risk for being too close to an earthquake fault. The US Army Corps of Engineers outlines plans for restoring the natural habitat of the Los Angeles River. Millions of low income children on M...

KSCN news update: more than 70 percent of teachers say their students come to school hungry

Mona Adem

September 12, 2013

  The US Department of Transportation announces a two million dollar grant program to counter an increase in pedestrian injuries and fatalities. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has the results of crash tests on 12 small cars. A former screener at Los Angeles Internationa...

KCSN news update: the fight against distracted drivers

Mona Adem

September 10, 2013

   The LA/Ontario international airport is experiencing a decline in passengers that could lead to an economic loss of $430 million. States are stepping up their efforts to fight distracted drivers according to a new review.  A review finds that states are stepping up their eff...

President Obama’s limited strike proposal in Syria gains support among lawmakers

President Obama’s limited strike proposal in Syria gains support among lawmakers

Mona Adem

September 4, 2013

President Barack Obama won the support of important lawmakers Tuesday in his campaign for a military response to the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons on Aug. 21, which killed 1,400 Syrians according to the Obama administration. While congress remains divided, top House Republicans and Democrats have expressed support for limited military ...

Board of trustees and CSU workers far from a salary agreement

Board of trustees and CSU workers far from a salary agreement

Mona Adem

July 23, 2013

Union leaders for CSU employees decried the 1.2 percent salary increase proposed at the CSU board of trustee meeting in Long Beach. “Our members need more than a 1.2 percent salary increase and they cannot afford to pay more for their health care,” said Mary Kay Stratham Doyle, president of the Academic Professionals of California. CSU em...

KCSN news update; employers withheld millions in wages owed to workers

Mona Adem

July 3, 2013

  Exposition Light Rail station opens in 2015 The Exposition Light Rail line station in Santa Monica will open in 2015. The Army plans to reduce the military   The Army plans to eliminate 12 active duty combat brigades and reduce the military by 80-thousand soldiers. Employers withheld million...

KCSN news update; report finds younger Americans more likely to have read an actual book in the last year

Mona Adem

July 2, 2013

  Victims of racial harassment in the Antelope Valley The Justice Department orders L-A County, Lancaster and Palmdale to pay 12 point 5 million dollars to victims of racial harassment in the Antelope Valley. Federal authorities sent warning letters to 103 illegal LA marijuana dispensaries ...

KCSN news update; more than 16 million American children living in poverty

Mona Adem

July 1, 2013

  Garcetti vows to bring more jobs and boost the economy Los Angeles’s new Mayor---Eric Garcetti—vows to bring more jobs and guide the city’s economic recovery. Nineteen firefighters killed in Arizona while battling a deadly fire Nineteen firefighters in Arizona have been killed bat...

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