Voices


Sounding the alarm

Virtual town halls educate and empower the black community during the pandemic By Faye Wilson Kennedy and Kevin Carter In March, we began distributing food,…


Better safe than sorry

Editor’s note: New city programs during the pandemic need to take every precaution City Hall and its partners are brainstorming lots of innovative ways to…



Third World villages

Essay: Why are people in Sacramento homeless encampments having to drink water from hand-washing stations? By Joe Smith The American River Parkway is home to…



Snapshots from a pandemic

“Spread kindness, not germs.” (Photo by Lindsay Oxford) Elliot, age 5, sees what his daycare/preschool class has been up to since the stay-at-home order. (Photo…



Let the voters decide

Essay: The pandemic doesn’t end the need for better transportation By Glenda Marsh As we deal with the setbacks from COVID-19 and search the horizon…