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PHOTO: Jaime Contreras, 32BJ SEIU vice president, says Maryland's Latino voters are watching wage issues this election. Photo courtesy of 32BJ SEIU.

BALTIMORE - According to Jaime Contreras, 32BJ SEIU vice president, big issues for Maryland's Latino voters this election season include school funding, affordable housing, the Dream Act and wages. Contreras says a strong minimum wage is perhaps most important right now to Latinos, and he's pleased ...Read More

PHOTO: Arturo Hernandez is receiving sanctuary from the First Unitarian Society of Denver, in an attempt to call attention to the need to keep his family together rather than be deported. Photo courtesy of Hernandez.

DENVER – Today will be Arturo Hernandez's first full day living inside a church – the First Unitarian Society of Denver. A 15-year Colorado resident, Hernandez says he faces deportation and is working with the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition to ask Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( ...Read More

PHOTO: Television viewers may find public TV stations serving diverse communities in their markets disappearing in a $45 billion gold rush by wireless providers bidding in a government auction of broadcasting spectrum. Photo credit: M. Scheerer.

NEW YORK – As the song goes, "Video Killed the Radio Star." Will wireless kill some free public TV? That's the latest media question. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is holding an auction in which wireless companies such as Verizon and AT&T will bid on parts of the nation's air ...Read More

PHOTO: A staffer from State Sen. Jack Martins' office exchanged words with several dozen Long Islanders who delivered so-called "Road Block Awards" to the senator's office in Mineola. Photo credit: Elana Levin/Make the Road Action Fund.

NEW YORK - Several dozen Long Island women, parents, workers and immigrants showed up at State Senator Jack Martins' office Wednesday to deliver so-called "Road Block Awards." Andrea Miller, president of NARAL Pro-Choice New York, says Martins is voting in lockstep with GOP leadership in the state ...Read More

PHOTO: Elementary school student Lev Goldman spoke at Health-o-Ween, a Halloween-themed campaign aimed at ethnic communities, with information on free and low-cost health coverage launched with an event in Framingham Wednesday in advance of the upcoming open enrollment period. Photo courtesy Health Care For All.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – What's scarier than a child without medical insurance? Not much, say the folks behind the Halloween-themed public launch of an enrollment drive held Wednesday in Framingham. Pumpkins were the decorations at the news event where health insurance was the treat and getting ...Read More

PHOTO: Whether Latino voters turn out for this midterm election could have a major impact on the race between Sen. Mark Udall and challenger Cory Gardner. Udall has the edge in a new survey by the National Council of La Raza Action Fund and Latino Decisions. Photo courtesy NCLR Action Fund.

DENVER - Latinos now make up 21 percent of Coloradans, and experts forecast this voting bloc could have a significant impact on the November midterm election. A survey released on Tuesday by the National Council of La Raza Action Fund and Latino Decisions finds 55 percent of Latino voters support i ...Read More

PHOTO: With stories from immigrant families in Illinois and around the nation, a new report highlights the need for immigration reform. Photo credit: Mary Anne Enriquez/Flickr.

CHICAGO - Stories from immigrant communities in Illinois and around the nation are featured in a new report uncovering questionable practices by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. Tania Unzueta with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network authored the report. She says ICE ag ...Read More

PHOTO: Not every child in Oregon has much to smile about, according to new data from Children First for Oregon. The group says although the state has become more ethnically diverse, children of color don't have the nearly same opportunities for success as their white peers. Photo credit: Grady Reese/iStockphoto.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon's quality of life is different depending on the color of a child's skin. That's the conclusion of the 2014 County Data Book, which includes research about the opportunities for children growing up in the state. In every county, Children First for Oregon says children of colo ...Read More

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