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PHOTO:  President Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010. Deadline for enrolling for health insurance through the ACA is March 31st. Photo credit: Wikipedia

NEW YORK - While it has enrolled a half a million New Yorkers through the Affordable Care Act, New York has not done a good job of reaching out to Latinos, Hispanics and immigrants, according to Jackie Vimo of the New York Immigration Coalition. Just look at the state health care exchange website, s ...Read More

PHOTO: Michigan's Ukrainian community has held several rallies like this one to raise awareness and show support for their homeland, while also working to gather donations and send medical supplies and other needed items overseas. Photo courtesy of M. Howlyrak.

DETROIT, Mich. - As events continue to unfold and tensions escalate between Russia and Ukraine in the Crimean Peninsula, members of Michigan's large and active Ukrainian community are watching closely and mobilizing to help. Olena Palyvoda, vice president of the Ukrainian American Civic Committee, ...Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina's primary elections are just two months away, and this year you will see something besides the clutter of campaign signs outside of your polling place. There will be an army of volunteers on election day and leading up to it, making sure voters understand the changes b ...Read More

PHOTO: U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Des Moines Area Community College in 2012 for a town hall on increasing graduation rates. Photo credit: U.S. Dept. of Education

DES MOINES, Iowa - Americans have, on average, more years of higher education than ever, but with significant gaps among races. Efforts in Iowa aim to close that inequality, with future economic vitality on the line. The latest figures show that nearly one-third of adults age 25 and older have compl ...Read More

Photo: AARP North Carolina Executive Council, staff and “Legislators of the Year” honorees (l-r) Henrietta Coursey, Michael Dowling, Dennis Hoadley, James Wall, Robert Palombo, Sen Ellie Kinnaird, Cheryll Schramm, Rep. Nelson Dollar, Doug Dickerson, Mary Bethel. Courtesy: AARP NC

RALEIGH, N.C. - The U.S. Census estimates that 12,000 people a day are retiring in the United States - up from 10,000 a day just a few years ago - which equates to a few hundred a day in the Tar Heel State. That fact is leading groups such as AARP North Carolina to ask whether baby boomers are adeq ...Read More

Photo: Following years of political battles, a new (LICET) poll shows overwhelming support among Nassau County voters for reforming the way voting maps are drawn. Photo Credit: LICET

NEW YORK – Advocates are using a newly released poll to press for changes in the way voting maps are drawn up in Nassau County. Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York, says some public officials have resisted change by arguing that voters don't understand the redistricting ...Read More

Photo: Welcome sign from gathering at the Patchogue Artspace to introduce Immigrant Nation interactive story telling tool at beta.immigrant-nation.com Photo credit: Maria del Mar Piedrabuena

NEW YORK – It is a new tool for building connections between newly arrived immigrants and their long-term neighbors in New York, and all it takes to help out is to upload your family story to a new interactive website. Maryann Sinclair Slutsky, executive director of the immigration advocacy g ...Read More

NEW YORK - A new policy that requires interpretation and translation for vital public services in key languages is now in effect in Suffolk County, covering central and eastern Long Island. According to Karina Claudio, lead organizer for the group "Make the Road New York," the policy for non-Engli ...Read More

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