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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

LA housing measure forces city, developers to adapt

Measure JJJ will require more affordable housing in new LA developments, but one builder says he's already cancelled a project because it'll be too expensive.

Why Asian-Americans backed Props 55 and 56

Asian-American support for two state ballot measures, one to create a new tobacco tax and the other extending a tax to fund local schools, outpaced the general population. Here's why.

In divisive election year, a hard road to boosting Asian-American turnout

Census figures show that less than half of Asian-Americans voted in the last presidential election, and it'll be difficult to improve on that this election cycle.

Tenant activists divided over LA housing initiative

The L.A. Tenants Union has split with other renter advocates over Measure JJJ, a measure that would force developers to build more housing for low-income renters.

LA has another plan for getting developers to pay for affordable housing

City-imposed "linkage fees" connect market-rate projects with the need to build more affordable housing — and many developers prefer them to Measure JJJ.

Black Lives Matter attorney: 'The movement will not be distracted'

Los Angeles attorney Nana Gyamfi takes a controversial stance in the wake of the Dallas Police shooting, insisting the killings won't sidetrack black activists.

Trauma on replay: Grieving when your loved one is national news

Behind each headline is a community in disbelief. How does all that attention (and sometimes scrutiny) impact the families and friends of those killed?

Peter Langman looks for the warning signs of school shooters

Since the Columbine shooting, Peter Langman has devoted much of his time teaching students and law-enforcement how to spot potential school shooters.

Rafu Shimpo, LA's oldest Japanese paper, warns of closure

The paper, founded in 1903, is in danger of shutting down by the end of the year, say publishers who blame declining subscribers and mounting costs.

Did the media blow it for Bernie?

"It's a question of feeding the viewers what they think they want, as opposed to giving a balanced coverage of the election cycle," one expert says of TV news.

Yang's 'The Song Poet' honors father's struggle, gifts

Kao Kalia Yang's father was a Hmong refugee who escaped after the Vietnam War. Through the tradition of song poetry, he found beauty in the world.

The great big California primary roundtable

For an in-depth look at the last Super Tuesday of the primary cycle, Take Two assembled a special panel of experts from across the Golden State.

Here's how tarantula venom can help make better pain meds

The team at UC San Francisco's David Julius Lab has discovered that the tarantula, of all creatures, could actually help improve pain medication.

Grim Sleeper victim's sister reacts to sentencing

'What you sow, you reap' says Samara Herard. Her family took in Princess Berthomieux, a victim in the Grim Sleeper case, when she was 3 years old.

Elections in Mexico could signal major political shake-up

One of Mexico's big political powers saw a downslide in this weekend's state elections. We'll take a look at what this could mean for the 2018 presidential election