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PHOTO: Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco is winning applause from immigrants and their supporters for his decision to stop immigration detentions. Photo courtesy Sheriff DeMarco

NEW YORK - Members of the Long Island immigrant community and their supporters are applauding a local law enforcement decision to just say no when it comes to immigration detentions in Suffolk County. Amol Sinha directs the Suffolk Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union. He expects the decisi ...Read More

PHOTO: Some of the New Yorkers who plan to join the People’s Climate March Sunday morning in New York City. The March kicks off at 11:30 a.m. at Columbus Circle.  Credit: T Proulx

NEW YORK - It is timed to coincide with a meeting of world leaders at the United Nations, and this Sunday the People's Climate March is intended to send a message on climate change. Peter Iwanowicz, executive director with Environmental Advocates of New York, says the march will be the largest clima ...Read More

Photo: Florida is one of three states cited in a new report on Election Day lines and significant waits at polling places. According to the report, Latino and African-American are especially affected. Photo credit: Institute for Southern Studies.

MIAMI - Election season in the Sunshine State is in full swing, with candidates competing for your vote - but it may take longer to cast your ballot depending on where you live. Florida is among the three states named in a national report examining long waits at the polls. According to the report, ...Read More

PHOTO: People's Climate March events take place on Saturday in Albuquerque and Santa Fe in support of the national People's Climate March in New York City. Photo courtesy of People's Climate March.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – People's Climate March events are being held in New Mexico on Saturday to show solidarity with the national People's Climate March in New York City, ahead of next week's Climate Summit at the United Nations. Camilla Feibelman, director of the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter ...Read More

IMAGE: Minnesotans are being urged to do their homework on candidates for the 2014 midterm elections, with in-person absentee voting starting Friday. Image credit: Alan Cleaver/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As the airwaves fill up with political ads ahead of the midterm elections, Minnesotans are being urged to look beyond the soundbites and get to know where each candidate stands on the issues. In addition to various local races this fall, Minnesota voters will decide on a U.S. Sena ...Read More

PHOTO: Judge Mark Smith of Hendricks County meets with students as part of the Indiana Supreme Court's Constitution Day program. Photo courtesy of Indiana Supreme Court.

INDIANAPOLIS - Dozens of judges will step out from behind the bench today and into Indiana classrooms. They'll hold discussions with students in observance of Constitution Day, a celebration of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Judge Kathleen Lang of the Superior Court of LaPo ...Read More

PHOTO: A metro Detroit woman hopes Detroit will soon be known as the Little Free Library capital of the world, as she works to raise money to place the community book boxes throughout the city. Photo courtesy of Detroit Little Free Library Campaign.

DETROIT - Over the years, Detroit has held many titles and nicknames, many of them negative - which is why, as the city works to reinvent itself, one local woman is on a mission to crown it the "Little Free Library capital of the world." Kim Kozlowski wants to raise enough money over the next 12 mo ...Read More

PHOTO: Absentee ballot applications have been mailed out in Ohio, but it's still unclear when early voting by mail, or in person, will begin. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The November election is just around the corner, but voting dates and deadlines seem to be ever-changing in Ohio. A law that went into effect early this year eliminated the so-called "Golden Week," when Ohioans could register and vote in the first week of early voting. But this mon ...Read More

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