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PHOTO: A new report digging deeply into public opinion polls shows conservation is a broad concern among America's Latino population and that candidates in upcoming mid-term elections should take note. Photo courtesy Hispanic Access Foundation.
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NEW YORK - While some might think immigration policy dominates the concern of Hispanics in New York and around the nation, a new report shows the environment is high on their agenda. Two groups - Latino Decisions and Hispanic Access Foundation - dug deeply into nine recent public opinion polls and ...Read More

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PHOTO: The latest Kids Count research shows a 34-percent increase in children being raised by single parents, many of whom could benefit from a new New York law aimed at helping screen and treat maternal depression. Photo credit: Randen Peterson / Flickr.

NEW YORK - A new law in New York aims to combat the problem of maternal depression, and local advocates cite plenty of evidence that it's an issue that needs attention. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed S 6234B and A 9610B this month. The new law provides information and guidelines on screening for maternal...Read More

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PHOTO: Graham Nash, of Crosby Stills and Nash, fears America has been divided into a nation of "haves and have-nothings." Photo credit: Mark Scheerer

NEW YORK - "It's time for a revolution," says Graham Nash, of Crosby, Stills, and Nash, who fears for an America that's become divided into "haves and have-nothings." The outspoken musician and activist was in New York talking about some of the views expressed in an autobiography that time-travels...Read More

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GRAPHIC: The media watchdog group Public Knowledge uses an octopus metaphor in its opposition to media mergers such as the proposed Comcast takeover of Time Warner. Image credit: Public Knowledge.

NEW YORK - Comcast wants to acquire Time Warner Cable; they're the two biggest cable TV companies. T-Mobile and Sprint - the third- and fourth-largest wireless providers - are rumored to want to merge, and 21st Century Fox's Rupert Murdoch reportedly wants to take over Time Warner - the media compan...Read More

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PHOTO: Consumer advocates say an FCC proposal for Internet fast lanes could slow down the Web for more than 60 percent of New Yorkers who use the Internet to download videos. Photo Credit @mlcliff

NEW YORK – It's a proposal pending before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that would create fast lines on the Internet and new data indicates New Yorkers have plenty at stake in the ongoing debate. Ninety-six percent of New York adults use the Internet, according to Chaunda Ball,...Read More

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PHOTO: A federal lawsuit charges the City of New York with failing to make sidewalks safe for New Yorkers with disabilities. Photo courtesy of CIDNY.

NEW YORK – It's being called a landmark civil rights lawsuit and it claims New York City is in violation of federal disability civil rights laws. It has been 24 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act became the law of the land, and Susan Dooha, executive director of the Center for In...Read More

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GRAPHIC: A poster on the web site of Latino Justice PRLDF, one of more than a half-dozen groups calling on the U.S Justice Department to investigate two unsolved 2010 attacks against Latinos in Suffolk County. Credit: Latino Justice PRLDF.

NEW YORK - The U.S. Justice Department today is being urged to investigate two unsolved 2010 attacks against Latinos in Suffolk County, and immigrants' advocates say it also needs to probe what they call a "systematic" failure by the county's police department to protect the Latino community. It ha...Read More

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PHOTO: The EPA holds public hearings this week on its proposed tougher carbon emission standards. In coal-producing states, they're more controversial than in New York, where advocates say the state is already well on its way to meeting the standards. Photo credit: Wknight94/Wikimedia Commons

NEW YORK – Proposed carbon emissions standards are the subject of hearings this week that would cut carbon pollution in the power sector by 30 percent compared to 2005 levels. Laura Haight, senior environmental associate of New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), says the state sh...Read More

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