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Texas Residents Win Law for Streetlights in Neighborhoods

Texas Residents Win Law for Streetlights in Neighborhoods

Residents in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas celebrated on June 26 that their communities are one step closer to receiving streetlights, an infrastructure improvement that residents who live in areas known as colonias have wanted for decades because they boost safety. Residents met in San Juan with state lawmakers to mark the passage of [...]
Young Kids of Color Are Now Majority for That Group  In recent months, Ferguson, the “Black Lives Matter” movement, Charleston, immigration reform and the growing clout of Latinos have reminded people that race remains front and center in the United States. Now, federal data back up the fact that the country is becoming increasingly diverse in terms of race and ethnicity. For the first [...]
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School Libraries to Receive More Than $1M From AuthorNEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson is announcing the first round of school libraries to receive grants from an initiative he and Scholastic Reading Club launched in March, and he continues to raise the amount of money he will donate.  The best-selling and prolific author said Tuesday that $500,000 has been given to 127 schools, [...]
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Incomes for the 99 Percent Grow by 3 Percent to $47K  WASHINGTON (AP) — Solid job growth is finally boosting paychecks for the rest of us.  Incomes for the bottom 99 percent of American families rose 3.3 percent last year to $47,213, the biggest annual gain in the past 15 years, according to data compiled by economist Emmanuel Saez and released Monday by the Washington [...]
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Citizenship Proof in Voting to Be Skipped by SCOTUS  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will continue allowing residents of Arizona and Kansas to register to vote using a federal form without having to provide proof of citizenship.  The justices on Monday rejected an appeal from Republican officials in those two states who have sought to enforce laws requiring new voters to submit a [...]
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Affirmative Action to Be Reviewed Again by SCOTUS  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will dive back into the fight over the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas, a decision that presages tighter limits on affirmative action in higher education.  The justices said they will hear for a second time the case of a White woman [...]
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Recycling Workers Need Better Protection, Report Says  Recycling has long been encouraged as a way to help the environment, but workers in the industry encounter safety hazards, including hypodermic needles, toxic chemicals, broken glass and animal bodies, and endure a higher than normal injury rate, according to a report issued on June 23. The report, “Safe and Sustainable Recycling: Protecting Workers [...]
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Oakland Group: Coliseum City Plan Needs Accountability  A coalition of faith leaders, grassroots advocates, labor representatives and young people called on Tuesday for developer accountability and community participation with the Coliseum City project, which could be built on public property near the two main sports stadiums in Oakland, California.  The group called on the project developer and planners to provide good [...]
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DACA – a ‘Life Changer’ for Immigrants – Is Remembered  A federal program to help immigrants who were brought to the United States as kids received special attention Monday, as youth, their parents and grassroots advocates recognized the third anniversary of the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.  The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) called the [...]
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Health Care Bill for Immigrants in Calif. Clears Hurdle  In the flurry of activity in the California state Legislature during the week of June 1, a health care bill emerged with approval that, should it become law, would enable more than 1 million undocumented immigrants to gain access to affordable medical and dental services. Supporters have dubbed Senate Bill 4 as the “Health [...]
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