Below is a resume of sorts—a compilation of print, audio and video reporting by Rachel Witte.
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Undocumented students and the CA Dream Act
February 22, 2013
Romeo and Juliet in Richmond
December 5, 2012
Homes in need: A look at foster care in the East Bay
Though the number of children in foster care has steadily declined over the past several years, Alameda and Contra Costa counties find themselves facing a need for more foster homes.
February 19, 2013
CA Dream Act second bill aids undocumented students in funding college education
The second bill of the CA Dream Act went into effect January 1, 2013, which for many undocumented students means access to a more affordable college education.
February 15, 2013
County Board of Supervisors approves $4 million to invest in jail alternatives
Contra Costa County looks to work in the community instead of time behind bars as a method for reducing recidivism and solving the issue of jail overcrowding
February 11, 2013
Formerly incarcerated men encourage others to vote
Johnny Valdepena, a 46-year-old Richmond man, will vote for the first time this year. As a formerly incarcerated man, he shares his story with others in an effort to encourage those in similar circumstances to exercise their own right to vote.
October 30, 2012
Deferred Action and Deportation: Latinos and Obama
Richmond’s Latinos struggle with the tension over Obama’s immigration policies; though he recently passed legislation that will allow undocumented youth to stay in the country legally for two years, he has also deported more people than any president in history.
October 26, 2012
City Council Election 2012: Eduardo Martinez
Eduardo Martinez, a retired teacher, is running for the Richmond City Council this year. Martinez is a big player in the Richmond Progressive Alliance’s soda tax ballot measure.
October 17, 2012
Richmond civiv engagement group encourages Latino voters
Richmond volunteers host weekly phone banks to teach infrequent voters about the importance of casting their vote in this year’s local and national elections. A majority of the people they call are members of minority communities, and this year the volunteers are especially focused on Latinos.
October 5, 2012
Ready to Play
This 2,000 word feature explores a surge in player turnout this season, which has led Richmond High School’s football program to field its first junior varsity team in two years.
October 4, 2012
Interactive art makes waves on Macdonald Ave
An outdoor art exhibit of work by acclaimed new media artist Scott Snibbe made its debut, and now adds to Richmond’s revitalized downtown district.
October 2, 2012
Holding on to hope: Young and unemployed in America
September 28, 2011
Nobody’s Faulty But Mine
Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. echoes the past in his latest musical projects.
From India, With Love
Penn students discuss their summer internship experiences in India.
Unearthing New Ideas
Young scholars explore cutting-edge research topics at this year’s Undergraduate Research Fair.
An audio Q&A with bioethicist Jonathan Moreno.
Take A Bite Out of This, Collingswood
Collingswood Planning Board members discussed a new borough bistro, which will be named for a historic Collingswood family.
December 27, 2011
Fall Festival Brings Fun for Worthy Cause
The Collingswood Junior Women’s Club fall festival featured a variety of activities Saturday, to raise funds for a national children’s charity.
October 24, 2011
Run, Collingswood, Run!
Saturday’s third-annual Friends of the Library 5K gathered borough runners in a race for a good cause.
September 26, 2011
Vegans, Vegetarians Use Borough for 25th Anniversary Expo
The Vegetarian Society of South Jersey celebrate 25 years at the Collingswood Community Center this Sunday.
September 19, 2011
Public Library Celebrates 100 Years at Book Ball
Saturday’s Book Ball brought together food, fun and neighbors with a celebration of the borough library’s 100th birthday.
September 18, 2011
Can You Hear Me Now, Collingswood?
A cell phone company is seeking a use variance for improved wireless coverage throughout the borough.
September 9, 2011