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Trump Halts Payments to Insurers, Threatens Disruption, Critics Say

Trump Halts Payments to Insurers, Threatens Disruption, Critics Say

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America’s health care and political worlds alike Oct. 13, threatening to boost premiums for millions, disrupt insurance markets and shove Republicans into a renewed civil war over their efforts to shred “Obamacare.”  Defiant Democrats, convinced they have important leverage, […]

Opinion: Deportations Also Hurt Refugees, Elders and Caregivers

Opinion: Deportations Also Hurt Refugees, Elders and Caregivers

Aggressive deportation policies, like those that have been enacted since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, tear families apart — including elders and the family caregivers they depend upon.  Since 1980, the share of households headed by an immigrant has doubled (from 7 percent to 14 percent in 2012). In 2009, 16 percent of households headed by an immigrant were multi-generational, compared with […]

Trump Ties DACA to Border Wall and Green Cards

Trump Ties DACA to Border Wall and Green Cards

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has told congressional leaders that his hard-line immigration priorities must be enacted in exchange for extending protection from deportation to hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, many of whom were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.  Trump’s list of demands included overhauling the country’s green-card system, a crackdown […]

How L.A. Redesignated Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day

How L.A. Redesignated Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day

On Oct. 9, Los Angeles joins the growing list of cities that officially disavow Columbus Day, in favor of a city holiday it has designated Indigenous Peoples Day. The decision, which involved Italian Americans opposed to the change against a coalition of Native American and Indigenous groups, came after nearly two years of lobbying and […]

Latest in Trump’s America: Health Care, Kids and Census 2020

Latest in Trump’s America: Health Care, Kids and Census 2020

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News tracks the latest from the Trump administration, whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity, and how families and grassroots organizations are working on those issues around the country. Here’s our latest: Health Care Fight Continues, Now for Millions of Kids Congress continues to stumble over health care this […]

CFPB Clamps Down on Payday Lending Industry

CFPB Clamps Down on Payday Lending Industry

NEW YORK (AP) — Payday and auto title lenders will have to adhere to stricter rules that could significantly curtail their business under rules finalized Thursday by a federal regulator. But the first nationwide regulation of the industry is still likely to face resistance from Congress.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s rules largely reflect what […]

It’s Law: California Becomes ‘Sanctuary State’ for Immigrants

It’s Law: California Becomes ‘Sanctuary State’ for Immigrants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed sanctuary state legislation Thursday that extends protections for immigrants living in the United States illegally — a move that gives the nation’s most populous state another tool to fight President Donald Trump. Brown’s signature means that police will be barred from asking people about their immigration […]

Seeds of Hope: Baltimore Program Supports Youth and Dreams

Seeds of Hope: Baltimore Program Supports Youth and Dreams

For 30 years, The Choice Program at The University of Maryland, Baltimore County has supported Baltimore City youth, including young people facing poverty. Each year, about 50 AmeriCorps volunteers work with The Choice Program and Baltimore City families to find community solutions and reduce suspensions and incarceration. Equal Voice News spent time with Shay Couch-Murray, […]

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