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Josie Huang is a reporter for KPCC. Huang came to KPCC from the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, where she was a reporter and co-host of the evening drive-time news show. Before that, she reported for daily papers in Maine and Massachusetts. Assignments have taken her to Central America’s largest dump, a coastal Mississippi town recovering from Hurricane Katrina and the US-Canada border, which American seniors were crossing to buy cheaper prescription drugs.

Huang grew up in Maryland and Taiwan and went to Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. She's happy to be near relatives, great cuisine and stand-up comedy venues.


Stories by Josie Huang

Atomic Cafe: Little Tokyo music landmark falls to wrecking ball

The brick building on the corner of First and Alameda is being razed to make way for a new subway station opening in 2020.

Alhambra police use WeChat as bridge to Chinese immigrants

China's most popular mobile messaging tool is commonly used by Chinese transplants to Alhambra.

Mozart's 'Marriage of Figaro' gets SoCal update

On Friday, LA Opera kicks off a months-long series of productions featuring Figaro, the comedic character popularized in 18th-century France. But with its first opera, the company takes on a very modern issue: illegal immigration in Los Angeles.

Mozart with a twist: LA Opera tackles immigration issues with ¡Figaro! (90210)

The company's modern adaptation of Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro' spotlights a Mexican handyman working on a Beverly Hills estate.

LA labor coalition joins the fight against El Super grocery chain

The LA County Federation of Labor added support from more than 300 unions to a boycott of the Mexican-owned grocery chain. But it may be tough to win over shoppers.

In immigration news: House GOP tries to stop executive action, Rubio's book, drug lords, more

House GOP work to halt executive action. Rubio appeals to conservatives on immigration. California immigrant drivers fail written test at slightly higher rate than state average.

DMV releases pass/fail rates for those seeking Calif. immigrant driver's licenses (Updated)

55 percent of immigrant driver applicants failed the written test on Day 1 — a slightly higher rate than the general population.

Hundreds of LA Muslims honor Dr. Maher Hathout at memorial

The prominent American Muslim leader and interfaith activist was remembered by friends, family as a progressive visionary.

Thousands of immigrant drivers seek licenses on first day of new law

The DMV has hired more than 900 employees and opened four new processing centers to handle the surge in applicants.

Calif. to offer low-cost insurance to new immigrant drivers

New immigrant drivers may qualify for state-sponsored discounted insurance coverage even though they have no official record of being on the road.

In immigration news: Obama's year-end take, organ transplants, farm labor, and more

Obama looks back at his executive action on immigration. Illinois to provide kidney transplants to immigrants without legal status. California growers worry that labor will get worse.

LA's Kwanzaa celebration addresses recent police shootings

Some 100 people paraded down Crenshaw Boulevard to Leimert Park, bearing signs that read "Black Lives Matter" and "We Can't Breathe."

In immigration news: Executive action hiring, CA to driver's issue licenses, deportations to Cuba, and more

US Agency Hiring 1000 After Obama's Immigration Order - New York Times U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has hired 1,000 new employees who will process applications for the millions expected to benefit under the president's executive action.

Low gas prices expected to fuel record SoCal holiday travel

More than 7.5 million Southern Californians are expected to travel between Dec. 23 and Jan. 4 - that's up more than 3 percent over 2013, according to AAA.

In immigration news: Ankle bracelets, Arpaio lawsuit fails, border surge continues

Immigration authorities try out ankle bracelets on immigrants caught crossing the border. A US district judge throws out Sheriff Joe Arpaio's lawsuit against Obama. The flow in Central American migrant families rises again.