Q&A: With Cambodian Elections on the Horizon, Long Beach Immigrant Reflects on Homeland

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Cambodia is set to have its local communal elections on June 4, when voters will elect a prime minister. Cambodian democracy is fairly new, as multi-party elections began in 2002.

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Letter to Department of the Interior Shows Bipartisan Congressional Support Against Offshore Drilling

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In a letter sent to Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Thursday, Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-47), along with more than 100 members of Congress, urged the secretary to keep the Pacific and Atlantic oceans off limits to new...

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State Senate Passes Bill Moving Up California Presidential Primary

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The California State Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve SB 568, the Prime Time Primary bill, moving up California’s presidential primary to the third Tuesday of March.

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Trump’s Executive Order Expands Religious Freedom; House, Senate Introduces Anti-Discrimination Legislation

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In a response to President Donald Trump’s executive order regarding religious freedom, Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-47) joined 195 members of the House and 46 senators Thursday to introduce the Equality Act, legislation aimed at banning discrimination based on gender...

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IN PICTURES: Long Beach Community Members Rally for Sanctuary City Status During Monday’s May Day March

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An estimated two- to- three hundred people marched three miles, from MacArthur Park to Long Beach City Hall, in honor of International Workers’ Day and immigrant rights on Monday.

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Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert Says He’s Running for a Third Term

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Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert announced yesterday his decision to run for re-election in 2018 for a potential third term. 

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Council Changes Municipal Code to Okay Transfers, Donations From One Officeholder Account to Another

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Reasoning that the city needed to fall into compliance with state law, the Long Beach City Council voted to amend its ordinance regulating councilors’ officer holder accounts to allow them to transfer funds to other local elected officials as...

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Third District Councilwoman Suzie Price Announces Re-Election Bid for 2018

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Councilwoman Suzie Price will seek re-election to the Third District Council seat in 2018, campaign officials announced yesterday.

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California Prosecutors Sign Letter Asking ICE Agents to Stop Arresting at Local Courthouses

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Prosecutors across the state, including Long Beach’s own Doug Haubert, added their names to a letter sent yesterday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asking the federal government to stop its agents from making immigration arrests at local courthouses.

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Expanded Version of Single-Payer Health Care Bill Reveals What Law Could Bring to California

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An extended version of the proposed single-payer healthcare bill unveiled last month was released today, revealing some of the more intricate policies inside what was previously a skeleton of a health care bill named the Healthy California Act.

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