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Archive: August 12, 2015

PHOTO: Immigrant advocates say the latest Suffolk County hate crime numbers likely under-report the problem. Courtesy: Suffolk County Police Department

NEW YORK - Immigrant advocates give the Suffolk County Police Department credit for improvement, but say major tensions remain and too many local immigrants and people of color fear interactions with the department. Make the Road New York is one of about a dozen advocacy groups that meet quarterly ...Read More

PHOTO: High School students in the SEO Scholars program get extra academic instruction. Photo courtesy of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity

NEW YORK - Nineteen low-income high school students from New York City are spending this week studying environmental science at a state university campus in Syracuse. The students are part of the Scholars program at Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, or SEO. The free, highly competitive eight-ye ...Read More

Florida gun-safety advocates are gathering this week to fight proposals coming up in the next legislative session that would allow guns on college campuses. Credit: SShepard/iStockPhoto.com.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida gun-safety advocates will meet Thursday to draw up a battle plan against several bills – measures that were refiled last week – that would allow guns on college campuses. Current state law forbids anyone except law enforcement from carrying a firearm on cam ...Read More

Toxic sludge from the Gold King Mine spill is being treated in containment ponds such as this one. Courtesy: Environmental Protection Agency

MONTICELLO, Utah - The Gold King Mine spill, which dumped millions of gallons of toxic sludge into the Animas River in Colorado, is having a far-reaching economic impact in Utah. The Animus River turns into the San Juan River, which flows into Lake Powell in Utah. San Juan County Sheriff Rick Eldre ...Read More

Uber and the AARP subsidiary Life Reimagined are partnering to attract more seniors to drive for Uber. Credit: Warren Goldswain/iStock
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YORBA LINDA, Calif. – Uber is partnering with "Life Reimagined," a subsidiary of AARP, to hire active seniors to become partner-drivers. Nationally, Uber said it needs to add hundreds of thousands of people to its workforce - so "LIfe Reimagined" will offer workshops across California and inf ...Read More

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