New housing helps keep families together

Local tribes help members stay on the reservation ■ Mike Hiles / Contributed For the past three decades, Soboba tribal members qualified for low income housing programs to meet their housing needs through the All Mission Indian Housing Authority (AMIHA) program. However, because today’s tribal members exceed the program’s income criteria, the tribe has invested…

Local dining spots foster community

■ Metro service Dining out is a great way to celebrate life’s milestones or simply reconnect with friends and loved ones. Research firm NPD Group found that, by the end of 2015, restaurant visits by consumers increased by 700 million compared to just five years prior. While chain restaurants invest heavily in advertising, independently owned…

Strait On: Are we a racist community?

■ Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter Racism is defined as any program or practice of racial discrimination, segregation, persecution, and/or domination, based on racialism. If a white man is asked to produce his Green Card, it usually makes the front pages and involves either drugs or national security. Mexicans, even American-born Mexicans, are routinely asked…