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Special Series: It’s All About Equity for Bay Area Woman

As a child in San Francisco, Jessica Inson remembers many late nights in which she did not see her mother. Jessica’s mother was a single parent of two kids living in one of America’s most expensive cities. The family’s life was not easy. “She worked a lot of really late nights,” Jessica recalls. She and her [...]
Police Shot 17 Bullets at Latino Man in Pasco, Wash.KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Three officers fired 17 shots at an unarmed Mexican man in Washington state, and five or six of the bullets hit him in a deadly shooting that has led to weeks of protests and calls for a federal investigation, authorities say. None of the shots struck former orchard worker Antonio Zambrano-Montes [...]
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Five Things to Know if Parts of DHS Close FridayWASHINGTON (AP) — A look at expected consequences if lawmakers don’t solve the budget impasse that could shut parts of the Homeland Security Department at midnight Friday night: NOT SO DIRE There’s plenty of overheated rhetoric from the administration and its allies in Congress about the U.S. letting down its guard against security threats. In [...]
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Workers at T.J. Maxx, Marshalls to Get $9 Per HourNEW YORK (AP) — The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods stores said Wednesday that it will boost pay for its U.S. workers to at least $9 per hour. The announcement by TJX Cos. comes a week after Walmart said it would increase wages for its employees and is a sign that more [...]
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Emanuel and Garcia Head to Runoff for Mayor of ChicagoCHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to capture a majority of the vote Tuesday in his bid for a second term, an embarrassment for the former White House chief of staff who now faces a runoff this spring against Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. The result exposed possible vulnerability for an incumbent [...]
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Too Small to FailLong bus rides, boarded-up schools and withering small towns: This is the legacy of school consolidation in Arkansas, rural residents say. More than half a century after the Supreme Court ruled that segregated schools were unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education, virtually every state in the nation continues to struggle with how to fund [...]
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Immigration Reforms Need to Proceed, Obama Tells CourtsHOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government asked a federal judge Monday to lift his temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s action to shield millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation.  The Justice Department’s motion for a stay was filed with the court of U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas. The federal [...]
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Payday Lending? Actually, It’s a Trap Hurting People“Quick Cash for a New Year.” “Easy, instant holiday loan$.” Some neighborhoods got lights and wreaths over the holidays. My neighborhood was decorated with signs like these, in payday lending storefronts, promising a way out for the needy and the desperate. Now the holidays are over, and some people are discovering that those signs probably [...]
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Fatal Police Shooting Prompts Cries of ‘It was Just a Rock’PASCO, Wash. (AP) — The rallying cry in Ferguson, Missouri, was “Hands up, don’t shoot!” In New York, it was “I can’t breathe!” In Pasco these days, the protest signs say things like “It was just a rock!!!” In a case with unmistakable echoes of Ferguson and New York, demonstrators have gathered every day during [...]
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Health Care Subsidies at Risk? SCOTUS to Review IssueWASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people could lose health insurance subsidies in the coming months if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.  And one thing was clear this weekend as the nation’s governors gathered in Washington: Many of the states that could be affected are not prepared for [...]
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