AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Even though a record-setting number of Hispanics have been elected as lawmakers in Texas, a review has found that the racial breakdown of the Legislature does not accurately...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A proposed ban on sanctuary policies evoked talk of fear and bigotry, shouts of "Shame on you!" and the scolding of a Democratic senator who admonished a woman Wednesday...
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A third federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, ruling Friday that it poses a "substantial risk" of...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez is mounting a political comeback bid and is looking to become the second big-city Connecticut mayor to reclaim his seat after being forced...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Democratic Party moved forward with filling a committee vacancy Friday over the objections of national party officials.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Students at a public high school in Charlottesville, Virginia, left classes Monday to demand racial justice days after the district's schools closed over threats of...
CHICAGO (AP) — A young Chicago off-duty police officer was gunned down in a parked car by a man who was looking for a Hispanic person to attack after a confrontation at a fast-food restaurant, the...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say a fire causing hundreds of dollars in damage at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque was sparked by "simulated doobies" that one agent...
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A high school senior from northern Virginia has won $250,000 in a national science competition for her research on the far reaches of our solar system.
Blacks, Hispanics breathe more pollution than they make
WASHINGTON (AP) — African-Americans and Hispanics breathe in far more deadly air pollution than they are responsible for making, a new study said.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A racial profiling report released by Austin police shows that black and Hispanic drivers pulled over in traffic stops were more than twice as likely to be searched than their...
Exhibit on US Latina ‘cholas’ opens in Albuquerque
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A national Hispanic center is displaying a unique art exhibit on the chola — the working class, Mexican-American urban female often associated with gangs.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Located in an apartment in a primarily Hispanic town in Oregon, a clandestine lab churned out thousands of fake Social Security cards, drivers' licenses and immigration...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — From her seat at the far end of the Bethany City Council bench, Amanda Sandoval could see that nearly half of the audience in the city hall chamber included her family,...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Civil rights leader Dolores Huerta is joining a push in New Mexico, Nevada, New Jersey and New York to legalize medically assisted suicide for terminally ill patients and...
Proposal seeks memorial for US Civil War site in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A lawmaker wants the New Mexico to give Hispanic Civil War Union soldiers their due for helping the Union Army win a key battle in a northern part of the state.
University of New Mexico ‘Fiesta Dancers’ sculpture restored
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A famous sculpture by the late Luis Jimenez at the University of New Mexico has been restored.
KRQE-TV reports the restoration of "Fiesta Dancers," a standing piece...
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DeSantis wants to expand scholarships for private schools
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday he wants to eliminate a waiting list for around 14,000 low-income students seeking to use a tax-payer funded scholarship program that lets them attend private schools.
DeSantis said at a news conference in Orlando that he would ask the Florida Legislature to create a new scholarship program similar to the existing Florida Tax Credit Scholarships.
Iowa corrections lawyer alleges racial bias in pay dispute
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The longtime top lawyer for the Iowa Department of Corrections alleges in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that he has suffered workplace discrimination and unequal pay because of his age and Hispanic ethnicity.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump on unemployment for blacks, Latinos
WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at one of President Donald Trump's statements from his State of the Union address on Tuesday night and how it compares with the facts:
TRUMP: "African-American, Hispanic-American and Asian-American unemployment have all reached their lowest levels ever recorded."
THE FACTS: What he's not saying is that the unemployment rates for all three groups have gone up since reaching record low levels.
Gloria and Emilio Estefan to receive Gershwin song prize
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Gloria Estefan didn't think she'd get married. Her focus was on attending the Sorbonne in Paris. But Emilio Estefan "landed in her lap" and music became her career.
The native Cubans will receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in May. They are the first married couple (together 40 years) and musicians-songwriters of Hispanic descent to receive the honor.
New Mexico seeks student assessments that reflect culture
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state's newly appointed education secretary says the next version of statewide tests for student academic performance should reflect the unique cultures of a heavily Hispanic and Native American state.
New Mexico Public Education Secretary Karen Trujillo told reporters Friday that a clear picture should emerge in August of the new statewide assessments for students and that the exams need to be culturally relevant.
Colorado Supreme Court won’t reconsider oil and gas decision
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court refused to reconsider its ruling that oil and gas regulators do not have to make health and environmental protection their top priority.
The court offered no explanation in its announcement, dated Monday and made public Tuesday.
U of Illinois at Chicago gets $12M for Hispanic health study
CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois at Chicago is getting $12 million from the National Institute of Health to continue taking part in a national study of health issues facing Hispanics.
UIC says in a news release that the money will allow it to continue to serve as the Chicago field office for a study that began in 2008 with the collection of health information from thousands of Hispanics around the United States.
AP Explains: Anti-assimilation claims haunt Latinos, Asians
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — NBC's Tom Brokaw drew strong criticism for saying that Hispanics needed to work harder at assimilating and learning English. Megan Neely, a Duke University graduate studies director, also sparked anger for warning international Asian students in an email against speaking Chinese in public.
Multicultural education reforms advance in Legislature
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers in this heavily Native American and Hispanic state pushed initiatives Monday to improve academic achievement among minority students and revitalize local linguistic and cultural traditions.
A House panel unanimously endorsed a trio of bills that would expand training for teachers of English as a second language and bilingual instructors, while enlisting an existing network of teacher cooperatives to collaborate with local Native American tribes.
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Brokaw says he feels terrible commentary offended Hispanics
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's Tom Brokaw says he feels terrible that his comments on "Meet the Press" Sunday that Hispanics should work harder at assimilation "offended some members of that proud culture."
The former "NBC Nightly News" anchor tweeted in response to a social media backlash to what he had said earlier in the day during a discussion of the proposed border wall.
Archie Archuleta, Hispanic activist in Utah, is dead.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials reacted Saturday with expressions of respect and sadness to the death Friday night of Robert "Archie" Archuleta, a leader of the state's Hispanic community and prominent civil rights activist. He was 88.
Archuleta was former president of the Utah Coalition of La Raza, which said in a statement that Archuleta was among the first Chicano activists in Utah.
Colorado court asked to reconsider ruling in oil-gas case
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court was asked Thursday to reconsider its decision in an oil and gas lawsuit filed by Hispanic and Native American plaintiffs because a disciplinary panel found that a lower court judge who had a role in the case used a racial slur.
The request asks the court to revisit its Jan. 14 ruling against the plaintiffs, who wanted oil and gas regulators to make health and environmental protection their top priority in setting rules for the industry.
Proposal could make New Mexico a sanctuary state
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico, the state with the largest percentage of Hispanic residents in the nation, could be the latest to adopt sanctuary status regarding immigrants.
Identical Democratic proposals introduced in the New Mexico House and Senate say state agencies would be barred from cooperating with federal immigration authorities seeking to hold or deport immigrants suspected of being in the U.S. illegally.
Mexican business grows from corner store to 7 supermarkets
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The unique sound of Victor Flores' voice and his friendly smile have become a regular part of Spanish-speaking TV in Las Vegas.
He's employed at La Bonita supermarket, often appearing in commercials for the local grocery chain, which has catered to Hispanic Americans in Nevada's largest metropolitan area for 27 years.
NY couple recognized for helping dozens attend college
POUGKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — A military veteran and a retired teacher have helped dozens of students in New York's Hudson Valley attend college through a scholarship program.
Eddie and Norma Ramirez of Poughkeepsie — the parents of two biological sons — say it feels like they have 142 kids.
City in turmoil: Mayor accused of racism, disbands police
TONASKET, Wash. (AP) — A tiny city in Washington state is in turmoil after a police officer came forward with allegations that the mayor wanted him to start using the name "Joseph" because "Jose" sounded too Hispanic.
The mayor also has disbanded the small police department in Tonasket, and City Council members are demanding he resign. The issue blew up at a City Council meeting Tuesday in the city of about 1,100 people.
Texas Hispanic activist Muniz free after 24 years in prison
DALLAS (AP) — Hispanic rights activist and political pioneer Ramsey Muniz, who was sentenced to life without parole in 1994 on a drug conviction, has been released from prison after years of intense efforts by family and supporters to free him.
Audit finds racial disparity in outcomes at Portland schools
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — There was an achievement gap of more than 50 percent between white students and black students in Oregon's largest school district, Portland Public Schools, according to an audit released Wednesday by the state Secretary of State's office found.
US delegation seeks more details on Guatemalan boy’s death
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus took aim Monday at President Donald Trump's insistence that a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border will help alleviate the immigration crisis and bolster security.
The Latest: US delegation takes aim at Trump over wall
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on two Guatemalan children who died while in U.S. government custody (all times local):
Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are taking aim at President Donald Trump's insistence that a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border will help alleviate the immigration crisis at the southern border and bolster security.
New Mexico holiday proposed for Cesar Chavez, Dennis Chavez
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state lawmaker is proposing a state holiday in honor of the late U.S. Sen. Dennis Chavez of New Mexico and the late farmworker union leader Cesar Chavez of California.
New Mexico Rep. Miguel P. Garcia has pre-filed a bill that would designate the first Friday of every April as "Dennis Chavez and Cesar Chavez Day" to honor two Hispanic figures who played a key role in Latino civil rights.
Latina businesswoman who sued Minot loses 8th Circuit appeal
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Latina businesswoman who lost a racial discrimination lawsuit against the city of Minot and its airport director has now lost an appeal.
An 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel agreed with the November 2017 decision of U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland that Eva Lucke had no direct evidence she was discriminated against because she is HIspanic.
Some Texas lawmakers see less appetite for divisive measures
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' last legislative session ended with one lawmaker threatening to shoot another after reporting Hispanic protesters to immigration agents, and corporate giants from Amazon to the NFL issuing warnings over a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people.
More than a year later, comes a test: whether a humbling 2018 for Texas Republicans will soften one of the most conservative statehouses in the country.
Forced resignation hits National Hispanic Cultural Center
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico is among the state agencies hit with forced resignations as Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham begins her term.
Rebecca Avitia, the center's executive director who is credited with turning around the long-struggling center, was told to resign after Thanksgiving. The new administration declined her offer to stay until a new leader was selected, Avitia said.
Average life expectancy of Massachusetts residents ticks up
BOSTON (AP) — For those hoping to live a long life, Massachusetts might be a good option.
The average life expectancy of Massachusetts residents rose to 80 years and 8 months in 2016 — that's an increase in longevity that runs counter to national trends showing a decline in how long Americans are expected to live.
That's according to the state Department of Public Health.
Members fight to re-open small Denver Catholic church
DENVER (AP) — Members of a small Denver Catholic church built by Hispanic families are fighting to re-open their parish over a year after it was closed by the archbishop.
A group of about 50 people gathered outside the locked Our Lady of Visitation Church for a Christmas Eve vigil as a way to keep their community alive and draw attention to their fight with the church hierarchy.
Immigrant miner massacre holds lessons, archaeologist says
HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — By digging into facts about a massacre of immigrant coal miners more than a century ago in Lattimer, archaeologist Paul Shackel uncovered a perspective on immigration in the Hazleton area today.
Shackel and his students from the University of Maryland, where he is an anthropology professor, have spent the last eight summers on archaeological digs in Lattimer and the villages of Pardeesville and Eckley.
Outgoing Maine gov repeats claim that minorities bring drugs
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's departing Republican governor is doubling down on his discredited claim that out-of-state black and Hispanic drug dealers are responsible for an overwhelming percentage of drug trafficking in the state.
Gov. Paul LePage repeated his claim Thursday afternoon on Maine Public. A caller to the show criticized the governor for blaming out-of-state minorities for fueling the state's drug crisis, and LePage responded that "it's true."
US adults aren’t getting taller, but still putting on pounds
NEW YORK (AP) — You don't need to hang the mistletoe higher but you might want to skip the holiday cookies.
A new report released Thursday shows U.S. adults aren't getting any taller but they are still getting fatter.
The average U.S. adult is overweight and just a few pounds from obese, thanks to average weight increases in all groups — but particularly whites and Hispanics.
Overall, the average height for men actually fell very slightly over the past decade. There was no change for women.
Lawyer: Firing of police sergeant tied to social media posts
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A police sergeant for a Phoenix suburb is out of a job at least in part because of his posts on social media.
Susan Segal, an attorney representing the city of Avondale, said Sgt. Sean Maas was fired in part because of racially insensitive Facebook posts.
Lawsuit: Police chief condones white officers’ racism, abuse
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — White police officers in a Washington, D.C., suburb have used racist slurs, circulated text messages expressing a desire to "reinstitute lynching" and put a black face and Afro wig on a training dummy, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.