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A quest to wake Texas Latinos from their political siesta

A quest to wake Texas Latinos from their political siesta

La Voz de Austin It’s no secret that Hispanic voters in Travis County have a hard time finding an election booth. In the recent March 4th, 2014 primary season, out of some 98,000 registered Hispanic voters, only 8,448 bothered to turn out to vote. In terms of percentage that’s a lousy 8%. But in the

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Arizona Lawmaker: Require high schoolers to pass same civics test as immigrants

By Anastasia Reynolds Cronkite News PHOENIX – If a state lawmaker gets his way, high school students would have to pass the same civics test required of immigrants before receiving their diplomas. “We believe there are certain facts of civic society that we should know,” Rep. Steve Montenegro, R-Avondale, said at a news conference Wednesday.

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The woman behind the Democratic party’s twin threat: Rosie Castro

By Amanda Lozano La Prensa San Antonio, Texas — People en Español held an advanced screening of their newest Latino documentary series called “Habla.” The newest installment of “Habla” is called “Habla Men”, which features male Hispanic role models telling their story on camera. Those featured include a gay championship boxer, tough guy Danny Trejo

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U.S. Congressmen Demand Freedom for US citizen and Mexican police commander Nestora Salgado

Frontera NorteSur The imprisonment of a Mexican woman police commander is increasingly a hot issue between the United States and Mexico. Nine members of the U.S. Congress sent a letter August 29 to Secretary of State John Kerry urging Washington’s intercession on behalf of Nestora Salgado, jailed in Mexico since August 2013 on what supporters

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Oklahoma Tribes Pushing Minimum Wage Higher

By M. Scott Carter Oklahoma Watch Though the minimum wage remains at $7.25 per hour for most Oklahomans, several tribal nations pay more or have boosted their entry-level wage above the federal level, a move that could cause the Oklahoma Legislature to take another look at the issue. The wage boosts have occurred over the

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