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News Roundup for MondayAugust 30, 2010
Alzheimer’s coverage continues, with no magic bullet to slow the effects of the disease, consumer spending is on the rise for the first time in months, the media profiles South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, and local governments are getting out of the hospital business, with serious consequences.
News Roundup for FridayAugust 27, 2010
Tight budgets cause cities to close fire houses, a small period of gluttony can have lasting effects, tension over immigration policies builds within Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the mortgage picture brightens, for now.]
News Roundup for ThursdayAugust 26, 2010
Despite reform, banks have room for risky deals, study looks at motherhood and poverty, the health care market moves ahead in California, and Latino voters having an impact in primary elections.
A CLOSER LOOK AT LATINO CHILD NUTRITIONAugust 25, 2010
Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that obesity rates—already at an alarming high—have increased yet again.
News Roundup for WednesdayAugust 25, 2010
Alzheimer’s is charging at us head on, U.S. schools chief pushes for disclosure of data, budget cuts force police to refocus their efforts, and immigration court backlogs reach new highs.
Hispanics and Alzheimer’s Disease – Keeping the Mind ActiveAugust 24, 2010
The epidemiology of Alzheimer’s disease among Hispanics in the United States has only begun to be investigated.
News Roundup for TuesdayAugust 24, 2010
Immigrant deaths may break records at the Arizona border, a drive to overhaul low-performing schools is delayed, 401(k) withdrawals set a record, and obesity rates are higher among minority girls.
News Roundup for MondayAugust 23, 2010
It’s back to school, but not too early, housing fades as a means to build wealth, “boycott Arizona” is a winning message, and the worst traffic jam ever is under way.
News Roundup for FridayAugust 20, 2010
Eggs recalled, schools wait to rehire teachers, disabled workers filed a record number discrimination claims in 2009, and amending the 14th Amendment.
News Roundup for ThursdayAugust 19, 2010
Border Patrol suicides cause alarm, how to define “American” in 140 characters, Latinos suffer 50% of foreclosures in CA, and how public education is failing Black and Latino male students in Wisconsin
News Roundup for WednesdayAugust 18, 2010
Ruben Navarrette has a DREAM, the Department of Justice threatens to sue Arpaio, the federal government affirms its role in mortgages, and the sting may be taken out of insulin.
News Roundup for TuesdayAugust 17, 2010
Economy leads to cuts in use of health care; minorities disproportionately discharged under “don’t ask, don’t tell”; poor marks for “for profit” schools; and Hazing Arizona
News Roundup for MondayAugust 16, 2010
New poll shows a surprising demand for immigration reform, The Washington Post argues that birthright citizenship should be left alone, education achievements in New York City take a serious blow, and new ways to get primary health care are highlighted.
Congress, Make Our DREAMs of Economic Prosperity a RealityAugust 16, 2010
With Congress out for the summer recess, senators and representatives have gone home to rev up for the midterm election. While they have managed to enact some notable and transformative measures in the last year, there is one issue that still suffers from excessive political posturing, impeding the progress that it deserves: immigration reform.
News Roundup for FridayAugust 13, 2010
President Obama signs a bill to send more immigration agents to the U.S.-Mexico border while Target faces protests for supporting a candidate who opposes gay rights and takes a hard-line stance on immigration. Foreclosure rates soar and many homeowners have trouble refinancing to lower mortgage rates. Florida’s community colleges offer more four-year degrees in high-demand disciplines.
287(g): It’s Broken. Don’t Fix It, Get Rid of ItAugust 13, 2010
ompelling evidence shows that the same poorly conceived and badly implemented enforcement strategies that have led to national outrage around Arizona's SB 1070 have received little attention as state-level enforcement programs in the form of the federal law known as 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
News Roundup for ThursdayAugust 12, 2010
Immigrant children are in the spotlight with a new report on U.S. birthrates and a representative story about an undocumented student. Americans are confused about health care as the system begins to change and a battle in state government will determine who controls the cost of health insurance premiums. President Obama designates more funds to help unemployed homeowners.
News Roundup for WednesdayAugust 11, 2010
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill to send 1,500 more immigration agents to the U.S.-Mexico border, and Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano spoke about a border program to identify “criminal aliens.” A large Tea Party rally on immigration will be held in Arizona this Sunday. And the Federal Reserve and Congress respond to the slow pace of economic recovery.
News Roundup for TuesdayAugust 10, 2010
Government agencies will make decisions today about central bank interest rates and access to low-cost bank accounts. An Equal Employment Opportunity Commission report documents the need for greater diversity in the federal workforce, and a new poll considers the religious affiliations and social views of two generations of Latinos. Two corporate giants speak out on net neutrality.
News Roundup for MondayAugust 09, 2010
A new poll looks at obstacles to Latinos earning high school degrees while the Obama administration refrains from deporting undocumented students and plans to send more young people to college. The weak economy is leading more people to file early for Social Security. The House will consider bills to save 138,000 teachers from layoffs and send 1,500 more immigration agents to the border.