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Josie Huang covers housing and changing neighborhoods for KPCC. She last reported for and co-hosted the evening news show for the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Prior to radio, she wrote for dailies 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. She grew up in Maryland and Taiwan.


Stories by Josie Huang

Attorney general orders crackdown on 'sanctuary cities'

The Justice Department's order to withhold $4.1 billion in federal grants over immigration enforcement could affect major cities including L.A., New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Boyle Heights tenants fight double-digit rent increases

An apartment building near Mariachi Plaza building is the latest front in the battle over housing affordability in Boyle Heights.

5 tips for home buying success this spring

Low inventory, rising interest rates and other factors are combining to make this spring the toughest for homebuyers since the recession, according to the California Association of Realtors.

Los Angeles debating size of 'granny flats'

City Council members can't agree on how large the backyard units should be and where they should be allowed. But they're seen as one solution to the housing crunch.

New exhibit explores 'What does Asian American mean today'

The civil rights movement helped African Americans and Latinos shape new identities in the '60s. Now, one exhibit is shining a light on the Asian American movement.

CA's top judge asks ICE to stop 'stalking' courthouses

California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye wrote to the Trump administration Thursday, asking that federal agents stop arresting immigrants at state courthouses.

Garcetti bans private talks between developers and planning commissioners

Mayor Eric Garcetti said he wants to create more transparency in the city's planning process by barring planning commissioners from holding ex parte meetings with developers.

Why did Measure S lose so badly?

Polling ahead of the election showed that those opposed to Measure S felt more definitively than those in support.

At LAX, attorneys prepare before new travel ban takes effect

President Trump's revised travel ban gets implemented on March 16, but legal advocates make themselves available early at LAX.

Your quick guide to Measure S

Heading into Tuesday's election, we give you the basic rundown on the ways Measure S would restrict development.

Measure S: A brief illustrated history of campaign mailers

Some of the mailers looked like eviction notices. Others featured the mayor, former mayor, and President Donald Trump. City and county officials have accused the Measure S campaign of misleading the public, while campaign officials defended the mailers as free speech.

Measure S: The Los Angeles luxury housing debate

Measure S is rooted in a disagreement over the impact of new housing on L.A. rents. Supporters say luxury developments make housing more expensive, and they want to stop construction. Opponents point to the city's housing shortage, arguing any construction adds to supply.

Measure S campaign says mailers protected by free speech

The Yes on Measure S campaign sent LA residents mailers last week that were designed to look like eviction notices from the sheriff's department. The county says the mailers are deceptive, but Measure S organizers say they stand by the mailers.

CA economic concerns grow as Trump's immigration policies roll out

State Sen. Kamala Harris, business leaders and immigration experts cite economic contributions of foreign-born workers in California.

LA County is adding jobs, but the pay isn't great

A new economic report shows that L.A. County has regained all of the jobs it lost during the Great Recession, but most of those jobs are in the food services industry, which pays about $20,000 per year.