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Ferguson Is Sued by U.S. Over ‘Pervasive’ Rights Violations

Ferguson Is Sued by U.S. Over ‘Pervasive’ Rights Violations

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The federal government sued Ferguson on Wednesday, one day after the City Council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Ferguson’s decision to reject the deal left the Justice Department […]

Could Flint Water Crisis Lead to Manslaughter Charges?

Could Flint Water Crisis Lead to Manslaughter Charges?

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Flint’s water crisis, after a switch in the source allowed dangerous levels of lead and potentially caused deadly cases of Legionnaires’ disease, could result in criminal charges as serious as involuntary manslaughter, a top investigator said Tuesday. Todd Flood, who was appointed as special counsel by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette […]

Obama’s $4T Budget Focuses on Education, Health Care and Taxes

Obama’s $4T Budget Focuses on Education, Health Care and Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a record $4.1 trillion, election-year budget that finances Democratic priorities like education, health care and climate change with new taxes on crude oil, the wealthy and big banks. The progressive wish list, which comes as the nation’s long-term fiscal outlook is deteriorating, underscores the initiatives pushed […]

The Case for Ethnic Studies in All Schools So Students Can Excel

The Case for Ethnic Studies in All Schools So Students Can Excel

In 2010, a coalition of students, parents, teachers, and community advocates organized to win a pilot Ethnic Studies course in five San Francisco high schools. After implementation of the pilot, we continued to work together to evolve the curriculum and plan for its future expansion throughout district. In 2014, Sandra Fewer, a San Francisco Board […]

Advocates: U.S. Homeless Count Needs to Be Done More Often

Advocates: U.S. Homeless Count Needs to Be Done More Often

NEW YORK (AP) — Over the past few weeks, thousands of clipboard-toting volunteers have fanned out across some of the nation’s largest cities, tasked with a deceptively complex job: counting the number of homeless people sleeping on the streets. And under federal rules, they’ve had to do it under difficult conditions that some social service […]

Police Reform Ideas Need More Review, Chiefs and Officers Say

Police Reform Ideas Need More Review, Chiefs and Officers Say

WASHINGTON (AP) — A police group’s proposal that law enforcement officers be required to do more than what’s minimally required by law in violent encounters has spurred anger and pushback from leading national groups representing chiefs and rank-and-file sworn officers. The Police Executive Research Forum, a Washington-based think tank, unveiled its 30 new principles in […]

Health Coverage Losses Are Seen in Some of Poorest States

Health Coverage Losses Are Seen in Some of Poorest States

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign. All but Florida had accepted a Medicaid expansion that is one of two major pathways to coverage under President Barack Obama’s […]

Flint Water Crisis: We Listen to People, Just Not the Poor

Flint Water Crisis: We Listen to People, Just Not the Poor

Imagine the harm that could have been avoided in Flint if only government officials believed the residents. As far back as May 2014, Flint residents complained about the water piped from the Flint River into their sinks and tubs. To save money, the city had switched from Detroit’s water system to the Flint River the […]

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