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PHOTO: Colorado immigrants and faith groups are working together to form the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition, to help offer respite to people facing deportation. Photo courtesy of American Friends Service Committee.

DENVER - Places of worship are known as places to find comfort in faith, and a group of Denver faith leaders also wants to offer relief from the threat of deportation to members of the immigrant community. This week, five congregations announced the formation of the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition ...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

PHOTO: The ACLU of Illinois says important safety and privacy guidelines are needed before the use of body cameras by police enforcement are widely-used throughout the state. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Justice.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - In the aftermath of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, state leaders in Illinois are contemplating the use of police body cameras for better oversight of law enforcement. Some say important guidelines are needed to protect both police officers and citizens. Ed Yohnka, communica ...Read More

PHOTO: Parents, students and community leaders are now at the table with school districts, working on ways to address the state's academic achievement gaps between white students and students of color. Photo credit: Thomas Martin/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – As the state continues to wrestle with one of the worst academic achievement gaps in the nation, some progress is being made to lessen that divide between white students and those of color. Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius says while the advances are comin ...Read More

NEW YORK – It's National Welcoming Week – a time when some Americans celebrate the value of immigrants to their communities. On Long Island, that means extending a hand to some very new and young arrivals. About 2,000 children have arrived in recent months on Long Island, escaping br ...Read More

PHOTO: U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will be the keynote speaker at this year's Fighting Bob Fest at the Sauk County Fairgrounds in Baraboo on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Progressive Voters of America

BARABOO, Wis. – The 13th annual Fighting Bob Fest, called the largest annual political festival in the nation, will be this Saturday at the Sauk County Fairgrounds in Baraboo. The festival is named for iconic Wisconsin political leader Robert “Fighting Bob” La Follette. Dave Z ...Read More

PHOTO: A five-year study finds that the bystander intervention program Green Dot significantly reduces sexual violence among high school students in Kentucky. Photo courtesy of University of Kentucky.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky's first lady calls it a game changer – using a program based on bystander intervention to reduce sexual violence among high school-age children. The Green Dot program, which was created and first used at the University of Kentucky, is now being tried in more t ...Read More

PHOTO: North Carolina voters have until Oct. 10 to make sure they're properly registered in their home precinct in order to vote in the November election. Photo credit: Tom Arthur/Wikimedia Commons.

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina voters have one month left to make sure they're registered to vote in their home precinct. Changes to the election laws brought about by the state's new voting law passed last year eliminate same-day registration, and also a voter's ability to cast a ballot in a precin ...Read More

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