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Archive: April 30, 2010

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon's annual International Workers' Day event in Salem is typically a celebration for the immigrant community – but this year, a more serious tone is expected for Saturday's gathering. The tough new immigration law passed in Arizona has cast a shadow over the entire Latino com ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - There are fewer babies being born, but more surgical births. The National Center for Health Statistics has released a new report that indicates the birth rate in most states, including Iowa, has declined. However, the number of cesarean births has risen for the twelfth year in a r ...Read More

BISMARCK, N. D. - The new federal health care legislation means how insurance is bought, sold and used is changing forever. Today, in the final part of this series of reports, we take a closer look at these effects. In North Dakota, there are roughly 52,000 people without health insurance, and 32 m ...Read More

PHOENIX - Arizona's new immigration law is headed for a federal court challenge, and the high-profile opponents of SB 1070 are preparing that challenge based primarily on constitutional grounds. As Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund President Thomas Saenz puts it, since the law requi ...Read More

DENVER - Gov. Bill Ritter signed a $20 billion state budget bill on Thursday, calling it a tough but balanced budget that reflects tough times. Terry Scanlon, who analyzes fiscal policy for the Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute, agrees the bill (HB 10-1376) doesn't contain much good news. And, he say ...Read More

MINNEAPOLIS - Holy mountain of food, Batman! Minnesotans collected 4.6 million pounds of food and about $7.4 million dollars for the March Campaign, the state's largest annual food drive. This year's theme was "Be a Superhero in the Fight Against Minnesota Hunger." Sue Kainz of Minnesota FoodShare ...Read More

NEW YORK - Arizona's new immigration law has become both the butt of late-night comedians' jokes and the flashpoint for a new push for immigration reform. Hundreds of protesters, including labor representatives, will be marching and rallying in Northeastern cities on Saturday to protest Arizona's t ...Read More

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Organizers of immigrants' rights marches on Saturday (May 1) in New Haven and Hartford are calling Arizona's tough new immigration law "problematic" – although they hope the furor that surrounds it will bring more people to their events. Kurt Westby, a district leader for S ...Read More

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