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Mom of Teen Fatally Shot by Denver Police Wants Justice

Mom of Teen Fatally Shot by Denver Police Wants Justice

DENVER (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said Wednesday that she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn’t trust the official investigation into the death of her daughter. The demand by Laura Sonya Rosales Hernandez came as the Denver Police Department and an independent [...]
Creating ‘Space’ for Healthy Communities in East L.A.I was a student at Woodrow Wilson High School in Los Angeles from 2005 to 2009. The school sits on top of a hill, overlooking the city. We had a great view. But we – a predominantly Latino student body – did not have the resources to aspire. Books were dated, classes were crowded, there [...]
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Food Stamps Save Kids and Parents From HungerTwelve years ago, life was hard for Tyra Lynn.  Her husband had just lost his job, and the then 27-year-old mother of three had a hard time making ends meet. She was struggling to feed her family and relying on food stamps. She wasn’t alone. In 2000, Oregon had the highest rate of hunger in the nation. [...]
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NAACP Leader Calls for Justice Following Colo. BombingCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Nearly three weeks after an attempted bombing in Colorado Springs near the headquarters of the NAACP, the national leader of the organization told several hundred people on Saturday they should not be deterred from pursuing justice while possible hate crimes are being investigated. Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of [...]
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Hunger Defies Policy in OregonMariann Duffy stands at her kitchen stove with an apron on, sautéing ground beef: “Everything I’m using today, I got from the food pantry.” Duffy’s family of three lives in a trailer in Jordan Valley, a remote, high desert community in Eastern Oregon. Her husband is disabled. So, the family gets by on disability assistance [...]
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Oregon Families Fight Hunger, Finding Help With SNAPThere’s a good chance you know someone in Tiffany Warner’s position. Like one out of every five Oregonians, she receives SNAP benefits, commonly known as food stamps. Nearly 15 years ago, Oregon had the highest rate of hunger in the nation. The state changed a number of policies to try to help. But the percentage [...]
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Calif. Surplus Budget Skips Social Services for SavingsSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ever mindful that the next economic downturn could be right around the corner, Gov. Jerry Brown released a record $113 billion California spending plan on Friday that resists calls for expanding social services and instead dedicates billions for paying down debt and saving for a rainy day. “We saw the boom [...]
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Michele Serros, Mexican-American Writer, Dies at Age 48BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Michele Serros, a short story writer, essayist and poet whose wry and witty observations on growing up Mexican-American in Southern California became required reading in many ethnic studies courses, has died at age 48. Serros died Sunday at her home in Berkeley, California, after a 20-month battle with a rare form [...]
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Why are Loved Ones Treated as Subhuman at Prisons?Amy, a 65-year old retired architectural designer from Santa Barbara, is brought to tears as she describes one of the more than 50 visits she has made to a California state prison to see her incarcerated son. Cars filled with families — mostly women and children — had started lining up as early as 1 [...]
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Calif. Driver’s Licenses Open New Doors for ImmigrantsSTANTON, Calif. (AP) — Mexican immigrant Jesus Moreno emerged smiling from a California Department of Motor Vehicles office on Friday with official permission to do something he’s been doing here for more than a decade: driving. The 30-year-old vending-machine installer, who has forked over hundreds of dollars in traffic tickets and car-impound fees as an [...]
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