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Archive: December 6, 2012


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The first job a person holds turns out to be important for his or her future career. A new KIDS COUNT report finds that early work experiences are tied to the ability of young people to be stable in the workforce later. At the same time, it says, the number of jobs available for ...Read More

Children eating at breadline outside Senator Durbin's office      Photo credit: Debbie Southorn

CHICAGO - Several faith and social justice groups are feeding hungry people and building a shanty town, like the ones from the Great Depression, outside Sen. Dick Durbin's office in downtown Chicago. They are protesting cuts in social programs that some in Congress say should be part of the "fiscal ...Read More

PHOTO: Some hog farmers and the Humane Society of the United States are raising a

RALEIGH, N.C. - Hog farmers in North Carolina and beyond are protesting what they allege is the misuse of fees they pay into a national fund for marketing the pork industry. In a complaint filed with the U.S. Agriculture Department, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) claims that the Nati ...Read More

PHOTO: It was a hate crime that shined a harsh spotlight on Long Island, and local advocates say the new documentary “Deputized,” about the 2008 murder of Marcello Lucero, is an important tool that Suffolk County can use to prevent future tragedies.

NEW YORK - Much has changed in the four years since an Ecuadorian immigrant was stabbed to death on Long Island, and local advocates hope a newly released documentary could help prevent future hate crimes. The new film "Deputized" asks a simple question: Who killed Marcello Lucero, 37, near a Long ...Read More

Image: Roberto Alonzo at a Capitol pro-immigration rally in 2006. Permission: Rep. Alonzo.
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DALLAS - Could a national post-election mood change help reverse a Texas crackdown on undocumented residents receiving drivers' licenses? State Rep. Roberto Alonzo, D-Dallas, hopes so. He's introduced a bill, HB 152, that would require the Department of Public Safety to accept foreign documentation ...Read More

PHOTO: As the nation edges closer to the fiscal cliff, local advocates say more than a quarter of a million Utah seniors count on Social Security benefits to make ends meet.

SALT LAKE CITY - The clock is ticking on the “fiscal cliff” debate, and local advocates say hundreds of thousands of Utah seniors have a major stake - as does the state's economy. Danny Harris, associate state director for advocacy at AARP Utah, says his group held dozens of "You've Ear ...Read More

State senate finance committee chair Roman Prezioso.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A major New York Times investigation is pushing West Virginia lawmakers to examine the tax breaks they give to businesses. According to the Times, each year state and local governments give companies the equivalent of about $850 per West Virginian. That's one of the highest ratio ...Read More

PHOTO: Gov. Dennis Daugaard has included a 3 percent increase in state aid to education in the budget he will present to the 2013 Legislature.

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has included a 3 percent increase in state aid to education in the budget he will present to the 2013 Legislature. That falls in line with the state-aid formula, but comes two years after schools absorbed a 10 percent cut. While the increase is welcome, say ...Read More

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