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With Measles Close, Oklahoma Schools See Rise in Unvaccinated Students

With Measles Close, Oklahoma Schools See Rise in Unvaccinated Students

By Nate Robson Oklahoma Watch As measles cases rise in nearby states, Oklahoma schools are seeing increasing percentages of kindergarteners walk into their classrooms without required immunization shots, according to survey data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Records show the percentage of kindergarteners whose families have claimed an immunization exemption under state law

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Declining minority representation in American newsrooms dominates discussion at convention of Hispanic journalists

By Aaron Montes Borderzine SAN ANTONIO – The celebration of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ 30th anniversary was brought to a sobering pause last week when Hispanic Link News Service publisher Charlie Ericksen voiced his dissatisfaction with the progress mainstream media have made in diversifying the staffs of their newsrooms. Hispanic journalists from all

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Migrant Children tell their own stories with help from Georgia Southern Professors

By Scott Beck y John Newton La Voz Latina The children of migrant farmworkers have passed through the schools of the Vidalia Onion region of south Georgia for nearly two generations, but rarely have they had the opportunity to tell about their own lives. However, this summer a program in Metter helped a number of

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Two young Latinas learn how to build a race car from a refrigerator

By Nikoleta Morales Extra News If you don’t believe you can turn a refrigerator into a race car, think again. The young girls participating in ComEd’s Icebox Derby program prove that not only you can build a race car from an old refrigerator, but you can also race with it. “I didn’t think you could

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Midwives mix tradition, science to curb maternal deaths in Chiapas

By Lauren Loftus Cronkite News Service BOCHIL, Chiapas, Mexico – “Una nina,” the old woman said with a smile. A girl. Known simply as Doña Mercedes, the midwife had made this diagnosis after pressing wrinkled hands down hard on the swollen brown belly of the woman sprawled beneath her. The examination table was a deflated

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Border Youth Heal the Land and Culture

Frontera NorteSur (LL Editor’s Note: The following story was published July 31) Valerie Hernandez and Jailin Escobedo kneel on the weedy ground, pulling up pesky plants so a clump of tomatoes will have breathing space. A light but steady rain falls on this parched land, seeming at last to herald the start of the summer

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