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Calif. Voting Rights Settlement Calls for Resident Feedback  Feedback from residents in Fullerton, California about voting districts for city elections are part of a settlement stemming from a lawsuit filed by Jonathan Paik, a civil rights organization that represented him announced on July 16.  On July 8, city officials and Paik, a resident, reached an agreement over his contention that Fullerton was [...]
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Santa Fe Restaurant Workers Call for Unpaid Wages  Restaurant workers gathered outside two businesses and waved protest signs in Santa Fe, New Mexico on July 17 to press their claims that they are owed a total of more than $150,000 in wages, according to the United Worker Center of New Mexico, which helped organize the events.  The protests involved dozens of workers [...]
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Work Permits for DACA Youth Could Prompt U.S. VisitImmigrant youth who mistakenly received a three-year work permit under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program might receive a visit at home by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials to retrieve the document because they are supposed to have one that is good for two years, grassroots organizations that help immigrants said [...]
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Arizona Child Advocate: Safety of Kids Needs Full Effort  Arizona lawmakers and officials need to do much more to ensure the safety of kids in the state and must take major steps to address “systemic risks.”  Those two words were used in a blunt wake-up call of an independent report that examined the effectiveness of the Arizona state Department of Child Safety. State [...]
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AB 953, a Bill to Combat Racial Profiling, Advances in Calif.  A closely-watched bill that backers say will reduce racial profiling by police officers and sheriff deputies in California was approved by the state Senate Committee on Public Safety on Tuesday, paving the way for a full vote by lawmakers, a Los Angeles civil rights organization said. The California state Assembly approved the legislation, Assembly [...]
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An Alabama Tax Handbook Sheds Light for Residents  Residents in Alabama now have easier access to state tax and budget information, including how public dollars are raised and where money is spent, thanks to an updated, user-friendly handbook from Arise Citizens’ Policy Project (ACPP), a nonpartisan organization that works on ending poverty.  The 55-page document, “The Alabama Tax & Budget Handbook,” is [...]
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