Sunday, August 1, 2021

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Educators' unions call for efforts to ensure in-person learning keeps students, teachers, families, and staff safe; and an update on hate crimes by state.

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Congress passes Capitol security funding; House Freedom Caucus members want Cheney, Kinzinger out of GOP conference; Schumer closes a deal to advance $3.5 trillion reconciliation package; and a new report says investor-owned utilities try to block rooftop solar.

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Trump Administration Tightens Temporary Protected Status Program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A new federal immigration policy change prevents immigrants from becoming eligible for a green card if they travel abroad and …

COVID-19 Presents Challenges to Counting WA Children in Census

SEATTLE -- Census workers are trying to find a way around the challenges presented by the coronavirus, including counting young children. In the 2010 …


MN Relief Group Scrambles to Help Refugees Abroad in Pandemic

MINNEAPOLIS -- An international relief group based in Minnesota is used to responding to conflicts all over the globe, but the pandemic has left it …

After Years of Improvement, Uninsured Rate for NV Kids Gets Worse

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada is moving in the wrong direction when it comes to getting health insurance for children, according to a report released …


TX Volunteers Frustrated as Migrants are Trapped in Mexico

EL PASO, Texas – Volunteers who have been helping desperate migrants arriving in El Paso say they're frustrated to see those people now being …

Minnesota Overtures to Cuba Curtailed by Travel Ban

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota was at the forefront of bringing a slice of American culture to Cuba in 2015, but any continuation of that effort …


Businesses, Idahoans Urge State Dept. to Preserve Refugee Programs

BOISE, Idaho – As the Trump administration reduces the number of refugees allowed into the United States, Idahoans and businesses are signing a …

Maryland AG Urges Congress to Keep Temporary Protected Status

BALTIMORE – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced on Tuesday that he has signed on to a coalition of 19 states and the District of …


Back to the Shadows for Salvadorans in MN

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Immigration lawyers in Minnesota have been fielding anxious calls from dozens of Salvadorans, many of whom have U.S. citizen …

Support Growing for Immigrants with Temporary Protected Status

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- As the Trump administration moves forward with plans to end the protected status of thousands of immigrants who fled conflicts and …


 

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