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For Female Farmworkers, Work Never Stops

December 23, 2016 / By
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[Translate] A look at the life of female farmworkers at home, off the fields (Above: Alicia Benito sits her family home in Mecca, Calif.

Overcoming Barriers to Citizenship in Farmworker Communities

November 8, 2016 / By
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[Translate] By Paulina Rojas COACHELLA, Calif. — Magdalena Bentancourt has lived in the United States for 35 years but this November is the first time she has ever been able to vote.

Domestic Violence: It Can Happen to Anyone

October 21, 2016 / By

[Translate] Editor’s Note: Incidents of domestic violence, like spousal abuse, are heavily underreported in the eastern Coachella Valley according to local advocates.

New Park a Welcome Addition for Oasis Residents

October 18, 2016 / By
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[Translate] Above: Emily, 5, and Ivan, 9, Izar enjoy an afternoon playing at the Oasis soccer field.

Biggest Roadblock to Voting in ECV — Lack of Transportation

October 12, 2016 / By
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[Translate] By Paulina Rojas MECCA, Calif. — Many residents of the eastern Coachella Valley want to vote but don’t have a way to get to the polls.

Youth Get Real About Sex

September 2, 2016 / By

[Translate] Above: Illustration by Jarrett Ramones/The kNOw By Paulina Rojas Editor’s Note: Coachella Unincorporated spoke to young people in the East Valley about their views on sex and sex education.

Q&A: Demystifying Sex Ed

September 2, 2016 / By
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[Translate] Above: Illustration by Jarrett Ramones/The kNOw By Paulina Rojas Editor’s Note: Olga Montes is the Community Engagement Coordinator at Planned Parenthood.

Transportation Project Proposes Creative, Functional Bus Shelter Designs for Rural Communities

September 2, 2016 / By
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[Translate] Above: The SCRAP Gallery built a temporary bus shelter prototype for the first bus shelter demonstration on Saturday, August 13, 2016 in Oasis, Calif.

What It’s Like to Grow Up Queer and Purepecha

June 23, 2016 / By
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[Translate] Above: Alejandra Zamora describes her life as a LGBTQ activist and member of the Purepecha community in the eastern Coachella Valley.