Stories by Annette Fuentes

Annette Fuentes is a freelance writer and reporter. She was a founding online editor of a nonprofit internet news organization, The Bay Citizen, from 2010 to 2011 and prior to that, the managing editor of New American Media, and a reporter for the New York Daily News and New York Newsday. She has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and has written for, among others publications, the New York Times, The Progressive, and USA Today. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. subscribe to Annette Fuentes's feed

Posted on: Sep 7, 2012, Source: Economic Hardship Reporting Project

Truancy courts are hitting students with harsh penalties and collecting millions of dollars in fines.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2009, Source: New America Media

Abandoned swimming pools and garbage-strewn ghost towns have become ground zero for mosquito and rat infestations.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2009, Source: New America Media

The news media and policymakers have neglected the complicity of U.S. customs and border agents in the flow of migrants across the border.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2008, Source: New America Media

Education advocates say Arne Duncan's qualifications are slim.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2008, Source: New America Media

As the Cuban exile community ages, the Republican stronghold county is turning Democratic according to a poll of early voters.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2008, Source: New America Media

But it's not only undocumented immigrants who might be affected.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2004, Source: In These Times

Who defines patriotism and democracy in post-9/11 America?

Posted on: Jun 8, 2004, Source: In These Times

Iowa is the first state to ban thimerisol -- a mercury preservative commonly found in children's vaccines which is thought to cause autism. Parents groups hope it isn't the last.