Members of a new Maryland Latino Legislative Caucus want to give Latinos a greater voice in Annapolis.
The Maryland Dental Action Coalition and health insurer UnitedHealthcare are launching Dientes Sanos, Niños Sanos (Healthy Teeth, Healthy Kids), a multimedia campaign to educate Latina women with children about oral health. UnitedHealthcare is investing $25,000 in the campaign, which will enable MDAC to expand the campaign. According to the Maryland Oral Health Survey of School […]
Here's a few government, business and politics headlines before you begin the move into weekend mode.
WASHINGTON — Bucking the Obama administration, Supreme Court justices seemed to find little trouble Wednesday with major parts of Arizona’s tough immigration law that require police to check the legal status of people they stop for other reasons. But the fate of other provisions that make Arizona state crimes out of immigration violations was unclear […]
FREDERICK — A lawyer for a Salvadoran woman suing two Frederick County sheriff’s deputies for race discrimination says her client’s deportation has been delayed. Casa de Maryland staff attorney Zorayda Moreria-Smith said Wednesday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement granted Roxana Santos a one-year stay Thursday, one day before her scheduled deportation. Santos claims to [&[...]
HAGERSTOWN — A looming deportation order could complicate a Salvadoran woman’s federal lawsuit alleging race discrimination by two Frederick County sheriff’s deputies, a Latino civil-rights group said Wednesday. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency plans to deport Roxana Orellana Santos Sept. 30, Casa de Maryland said. That’s four weeks before an Oct. 28 court […]
While the percentage of minority judges nationwide remained stagnant in the last decade, Maryland bucked the trend. According to figures from the Maryland Judiciary, as of July 1 nearly 23 percent of all state judges were minority members. That’s an increase of more than five percentage points since January 2000, and eight percentage points above […]
ANNAPOLIS — The NAACP and other minority groups asked Gov. Martin O’Malley on Wednesday to release congressional redistricting plans 30 days before October’s special session to enable the public to review the proposed map and provide input. While the NAACP commended the governor for scheduling 12 public hearings across the state, the organization’s Maryland president […]
ANNAPOLIS — A bill allowing children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at Maryland colleges is scheduled to be taken up by the state Senate in the middle of the week. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said Monday night he’s expecting a great deal of debate and a lot of proposed amendments […]
EDMONSTON — On most days, Roy Caspari, a native of Indonesia, works as a massage therapist and landlord in College Park. But every Saturday, Caspari drives to Edmonston to learn about urban farming with new friends from Guatemala, Peru, Ethiopia and Honduras. “Everybody [is] from different places, from different countries,” said Caspari. “But because we […]
PHOENIX — Adorable Yuky, a hefty figure in pink and black spandex, soaks in the cheers and ear-splitting screams from the crowd. Tonight, the wrestler has a trick — or rather a treat — up his sleeve. To celebrate the Mexican holiday, “El Dia del Nino” (Kids’ Day), Yuki hurls handfuls of candy into the […]