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Archive: January 12, 2016

A member of the Rand Paul campaign is handed a copy of a new report that details the role of for-profit prisons in shaping immigrant detention policies. (AFSC).

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Immigration is a hot-button topic among presidential candidates campaigning in the Granite State, and a new report links lobbying money to the proportion of immigrants being held in detention in for-profit prisons. Arnie Alpert, co-director of the American Friends Service Committ ...Read More

Central American refugees in the United States flee war-torn countries full of poverty and violence. (John Pavelka/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. - Ahead of his final State of the Union address, some Michigan groups are calling on President Obama to end immigration raids of Central American refugee families. The demand comes from 40 organizations representing faith, labor and civil-rights organizations in the state. The raids, ...Read More

Jim Obergefell (center) of Cincinnati will be a guest of honor at the State of the Union address. (Elvert Barnes/Flickr)

CINCINNATI, Ohio – An Ohioan who was a key player in the fight for marriage equality will be a guest of honor as President Barack Obama delivers his last State of the Union address tonight (Tues.). Jim Obergefell of Cincinnati will join other invited guests to sit alongside First Lady Michell ...Read More

Mor Aframian (center) graduated from college with advanced degrees and $75,000 in debt. She's pictured here at the Redress Raleigh Fashion Show, which she co-founded while a student.

RALEIGH, N. C. – An estimated 60 percent of North Carolina ZIP Codes have high rates of student loan delinquency, according to a report from the Center for American Progress. The organization mapped debt by ZIP Code and found many counties in the state have high debt rates, most in rural area ...Read More

The company behind the Keystone XL pipeline is tapping rules under NAFTA to try to win more than $15 billion from the U.S. in damages. (PDTillman/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – The Canadian corporation behind the Keystone X-L pipeline is using provisions in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to try to recover more than $15 billion in damages from the United States. Stephen Kretzmann, who heads the fossil-fuel industry watchdog group Oil Change ...Read More

Fracking is exempt from many U.S. environmental laws. (U.S. Geological Survey/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Environmental Protection Agency's own science advisers are questioning the agency's finding that hydraulic fracturing for natural gas poses no "widespread systemic risks." In a draft report, the advisers say the conclusion of the EPA study is inconsistent with the data upon whi ...Read More

Environmentalists say offshore wind is one missing piece of the New York energy plan. (Ad Meskens/Wikimedia Commons)

ALBANY, N. Y. – Environmental groups plan to march to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State Address on Wednesday to call for increased action to combat global climate change. Hundreds of activists from across the state will be on hand to demand that the state do more to move away from relianc ...Read More

A new report finds New York owes state schools billions of dollars in funding. (Elias Minasi/freeimages)<br />

ALBANY, N. Y. – It's been 10 years since the state's high court ordered New York to pay billions of dollars for bilking state schools out of funding. But a report by the Alliance for Quality Education finds the state still owes $4.8 billion from that judgement, largely to schools in high-need ...Read More

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