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Latino students contribute to Hawaii Team competing in 2011 Solar Decathlon

By Marí Roma Villa, Editor Hawaii Hispanic News HONOLULU, Hawaii — The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost effective, energy-efficient, and attractive, from all over the world. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal and

Spotlight Non-profit: Making the world environmentally friendly for kids

LatinaLista — Most people understand that there is a link between our health and our environment. There’s a reason why people aren’t thrilled living in neighborhoods towered over by power lines or living near smoke-spewing plants. The effects can be bad enough on adults but devastating to children’s developing bodies and minds. Yet, unfortunately, those

Guest worker program needs reform of its own before including it in broader immigration reform bill

LatinaLista — One component of immigration reform that is considered to be the most “sellable” point is the guest worker aspect. Non-skilled immigrant labor is brought in on H2-A visas to perform temporary farm labor. This industry has always been in the forefront of attracting immigrant labor. According to a 2009 immigration factsheet: In an

San Diego mid-city neighborhoods get free community homework center

La Prensa San Diego SAN DIEGO — Middle and high-school students in San Diego mid-city neighborhoods will now have free access to computers, printers, internet, homework assistance, school supplies and a daily after-school snack with the unveiling of the Neighborhood House Association’s (NHA) new Homework Center. The Homework Center is NHA’s newest community service and