youth http://kvpr.org en In California, Some Deferred Action Youth Qualify for Health Care http://kvpr.org/post/california-some-deferred-action-youth-qualify-health-care <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last summer, President Obama announced a new policy, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It allows certain immigrant youth to remain in the country and obtain a work permit, without fear of deportation.</span></p><p>&ldquo;This is a temporary stop-gap measure that lets us focus our resources wisely, while giving a degree of relief and hope to talented, driven and patriotic young people,&rdquo; Obama said, when he announced the program in June 2012.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:03:01 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 22381 at http://kvpr.org In California, Some Deferred Action Youth Qualify for Health Care Commentary: Puig & Trout - How California Holds Back the Young http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-puig-trout-how-california-holds-back-young <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s a nasty California disease spreading so fast that even our baseball teams have caught it.</span></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:04:21 +0000 Joe Mathews 19217 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Puig & Trout - How California Holds Back the Young Juveniles Could Get Shot at Parole After Key Legislative Vote http://kvpr.org/post/juveniles-could-get-shot-parole-after-key-legislative-vote <p>A controversial bill that’s been stuck for more than a year has squeaked out of the California Assembly. The measure would give juveniles sentenced to life without parole the chance to request a parole hearing.</p><p>Six Democrats joined every Republican in opposing the bill, including GOP Assemblyman Donald Wagner.&nbsp;“This is breaking faith with every relative of a murdered victim who was told, don’t worry, the killer will never see the light of day again.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 00:00:59 +0000 Ben Adler 2416 at http://kvpr.org Juveniles Could Get Shot at Parole After Key Legislative Vote Summer Jobs Hard to Find for Valley Youth http://kvpr.org/post/summer-jobs-hard-find-valley-youth It used to be a rite of passage for teens, getting a summer job at a fast food restaurant or the mall. But with an economy that continues to struggle, the state's teen unemployment rate is around 36 percent. But there are several new programs that aim to help teens get a taste of life in the workforce, and local companies that are working with non-profits and the government on this issue. Juanita Stevenson reports on how a summer job changed one teen's life. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 01:51:37 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 708 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: City of Fresno Finances; Solar; Off the Front http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-city-fresno-finances-solar-front <p>This week on Valley Edition we talk about the City of Fresno&#39;s new &quot;fiscal sustainability plan,&quot; and find out what city leaders are doing to avoid bankruptcy. We also hear about efforts to bring solar power to Valley homes, and a new program that aims to help disadvantaged kids and share with them the joy of cycling.</p><p><strong>Valley Edition for March 27, 2012:</strong></p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:34:13 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1151 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Rural Homeless; Electric Vehicles; The kNOw Youth Media http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-rural-homeless-electric-vehicles-know-youth-media <p><strong>Segment 1: Rural homeless:</strong><br />Many people think of homelessness as an urban issue, but small towns and rural communities throughout Central California are facing this issue as well. This week on Valley Edition, we talk to Matthew Macedo, a Hanford teen who has produced a documentary film called &quot;Homeless in Hanford&quot; about what inspired him to take on this issue. Joey Cox of the Kings Community Action Organization in Hanford, and Felix Vigil, Director of the Madera Rescue Mission also join our discussion about rural homelessness.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 23:02:13 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1163 at http://kvpr.org On Quality of Life: Health Care Reform; Brain Injuries in Youth Sports http://kvpr.org/post/quality-life-health-care-reform-brain-injuries-youth-sports <p><strong>Part 1: Health Care Reform, 1 Year Later</strong> - Last March, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. This sweeping and controversial law aims to expand health coverage to millions of previously uninsured Americans, with the bulk of the new programs beginning in 2014. But many Valley residents, who currently lack coverage, or lost their insurance after losing a job in the recession, have yet to feel the impact of the legislation.</p> Wed, 09 Mar 2011 01:58:02 +0000 Joe Moore 1231 at http://kvpr.org