Permanent U.S. residents are not citizens, nor are they living here illegally. They’ve been vetted by the government to stay in America, and the green card they’re issued allows them to cross the border freely.Actually, some have been perfectly content…
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As the March 7 primary election approaches, voters in northeast San Fernando Valley are facing the difficult task of choosing from among 20 candidates running to fill the open seat in the Los Angeles City Council’s District 7.
District 7 covers communities like Pacoima, Sunland, Tujunga, Mission Hills, Sylmar and Lake View Terrace. The district’s residents have been without a vote on the council since last fall when Felipe Fuentes left abruptly to become a lobbyist.
The vacancy drew a flood of candidates, some who are relatively new to politics.
“I’m one of the most political animals in my neighborhood and I can’t make sense of it. I don’t even know how to find out about some of these people. I’ve never heard their names,” said MaryAnne Steinberger, a district resident, during a recent visit to Courtship Ranch where she boards her horse. Steinberger is a PIN source we reached out to in order to cover this story.
The meaning of the word “woke” used to be so simple before modern culture co-opted it. It was the past tense of wake: to become conscious after sleeping. But in some circles “woke” has taken on a deeper meaning. We asked PIN sources to share their defi…
PIN source from Iraq who is a legal permanent resident in the United States, with a green card, shares his concerns about not being able to travel.
The “How did you get here?” project is drawn entirely from PIN responses. Additionally, the goal of this project is to draw more responses, especially from populations currently underrepresented in the network.
This source was one of only 5 people to respond to this query, but she was a good one to have on the line right as we started the call-in portion of the broadcast. It helped us have someone right away to inspire other callers.
PIN source Asad Siddiqui shared what it was like attending the inauguration of President Donald Trump with his classmates from Parkway South High School.
As Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, St. Louis-area PIN sources expressed moods ranging from afraid and alarmed to optimistic and upbeat.
KPCC asked listeners to share their parting words to President Obama.
A PIN source gave insight into how her family was affected by opioid use.