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    Topping the news today: Voters in Oregon will be asked if they want to raise taxes on huge corporations to pay for schools, health care and senior services. Also out West, protestors are rallying against fracking, and Comedian Bill Cosby will stand trial.

Immigrant Issues

Gov. Kate Brown holds a ceremonial signing today of House Bill 4017, which helps Oregon residents who are Pacific Islanders gain access to health care. (Pixabay)

SALEM, Ore. - Groups promoting equity in health care in the state are gathering today on the Capitol steps to recognize lawmakers who expanded care for Oregonians. The Oregon Health Equity Alliance is bringing together community leaders, lawmakers, and the governor to celebrate legislation passed ...Read More

As the Syrian civil war continues, an Illinois-based nonprofit group is trying to help young refugees attain their educational goals in the U.S. (Photo Illustration/Pixabay)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A Chicago-area nonprofit group that supports the Syrian people will soon be offering new higher education scholarships for recently resettled Syrian refugees. This comes just a few months after the Karam Foundation, announced that four high school-age Syrian refugee stude ...Read More

Starting today, 35 California counties expand their health programs to include more low-income families, regardless of immigration status. (Cathy Yeulet/iStockphoto)

MARTINEZ, Calif. - Dozens of California counties are expanding health care for lower-income residents as of today, no matter their immigration status. Most of the counties are in Northern California, in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevadas. It's part of the County Medical Services Program, which ...Read More

Women's advocacy group Ultraviolet Action flew a banner over Amazon's annual shareholders meeting Tuesday that said

SEATTLE - The women's advocacy group Ultraviolet Action has taken to the skies above Seattle, asking the company Amazon to stop selling Donald Trump merchandise in its online marketplace. The group commissioned a plane to fly a banner over Amazon's annual shareholders' meeting today. The banner ...Read More

Nine of 10 Hispanic adults in Prince George's County don't have health insurance. (La Clinica del Pueblo)

HYATTSVILLE, Md. - Maryland's Hispanic community has grown to about 10 percent of the total population, and many don't have health insurance. A collaborative effort is under way in Maryland to provide health care to those who can't afford it. The focus is on Prince George's County, which has the ...Read More

New ICE raids are expected to target mothers with children who have been ordered to leave the U.S. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

NEW YORK - Advocates for immigrants to the United States are rallying in Washington, D.C., this morning to condemn plans for a new round of deportations. According to news reports, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has ordered field offices to launch a month-long "surge" of raids targeting mothe ...Read More

Undocumented children will become eligible for full Medi-Cal coverage starting Monday. (Carolina Quezada/NACHC)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Starting Monday, about 170,000 undocumented children in California will be newly eligible for full-scope Medi-Cal insurance. It's part of the Health4AllKids program, extending coverage to children in low-income families who qualify. Advocates are planning a big rally on the Cap ...Read More

Getting a government-issued photo ID is easier said than done for thousands of North Carolinians, but a new program is creating a community-issued ID. (FaithAction)

RALEIGH, N.C. - While the debate over just who should be eligible for a state-issued ID continues, North Carolina communities are taking the matter into their own hands. A growing number of cities and counties in the state are offering a FaithAction ID - a document people unable to get a government ...Read More

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