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    Outraged? Make a Difference

    Shelly Palmer “I don’t want to be Jewish anymore.” My grandmother looked sympathetically at her seven-year-old grandson and asked why. “Everyone hates us, the Nazis killed us, and I don’t want to be killed just because I’m Jewish.” During the course of that afternoon, my grandmother told me the...
  • Almost 133,000 parents of U.S. citizens immigrated legally to the United States in 2015. A bill endorsed by President Trump would limit those numbers. Photo Credit: Pixabay

    Advocates Call Trump Legal Immigration Proposal Racist, Inhumane

    Suzanne Potter California News Service LOS ANGELES — Immigrant-rights groups are calling President Trump’s proposal to cut legal immigration by half racist and mean-spirited. On Wednesday August 2nd, the president endorsed the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act, or RAISE Act, which would favor English-speaking, high-skill immigrants...
  • Author Doug Griffiths says offering social activities like line dancing for older residents can help revitalize small towns. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Smith/Flickr

    Are Older Americans Key to Revitalizing Small Towns?

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service BOISE, Idaho – Rural Idaho communities that are looking to revitalize themselves should consider investing in one of the country’s greatest assets: older Americans. That’s according to researcher and small-town consultant Doug Griffiths, who is also the author of “13 Ways to Kill Your...
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    A Look Into Trump’s Transgender Ban


    Estephany Haro El Observador President Trump announced on Wednesday July 26th via twitter that he would be banning all transgender citizens from joining the military of the United States in all capacities, unleashing controversy across the country from those affected directed and from the people that supports the transgender...
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    Trump Transgender Ban Sparks Protest

    Andrea Sears Public News Service NEW YORK – New Yorkers took to the streets Wednesday to protest President Trump’s announcement that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the U.S. military. Civil liberties organizations were quick to condemn the policy shift outlined in three early-morning posts to...
  • The FCC has proposed undoing regulations for internet service providers, a move some say could dismantle net-neutrality rules. Photo Credit: Maria Merkulova/Free Press

    Net Neutrality Backers: Don’t ‘Delete’ Open Internet Rules

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service PORTLAND, Ore. – Internet users are asking the Federal Communications Commission not to hit “undo” on net neutrality this week, with a day of action to save the Internet, which took place Wednesday July 12, 2017. Even companies such as Facebook, Amazon and Google...
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    EL DEPARTAMENTO DE JUSTICIA RESUELVE UNA DENUNCIA DE DISCRIMINACIÓN CONTRA UNA GRANJA EN NUEVO MÉXICO

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – El Departamento de Justicia anunció el 23 de mayo que ha llegado a un acuerdo con Carrillo Farm Labor, LLC («Carrillo Farm»), una granja que cultiva cebollas en Deming, Nuevo México. El acuerdo resuelve la investigación por parte del Departamento de quejas de que Carrillo Farm...
  • New research indicates there are more health-related positives than negatives when it comes to bicycling. Photo Credit: Virginia Carter

    New Research Disputes Previous Study on Health Hazards of Cycling

    Veronica Carter Public News Service ST. PAUL, Minn. – Cycling is many people’s choice to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors at this time of year. However, a study by Yale researchers in 2006 linked cycling to problems with sexual health and urinary dysfunction. Now, a new team...
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    New deportation policies place kids at risk

    Sarah Catherine Williams Child Trends An estimated 5.1 million children in the United States live with at least one unauthorized immigrant parent, and nearly 80 percent of those children are U.S. citizens. Though recent changes to immigration policy and enforcement announced by the Trump administration more directly target adults,...