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Feb 5, 2015

Lawmakers seek to give Latinos bigger voice in Maryland

Members of a new Maryland Latino Legislative Caucus want to give Latinos a greater voice in Annapolis.

Sep 16, 2014

Dental campaign targets Latina moms

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 […]

Sep 21, 2012

Eye Opener: University plans problem gambling center

Here's a few government, business and politics headlines before you begin the move into weekend mode.

Apr 25, 2012

High court hints at OK on Arizona immigration law

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 […]

Oct 5, 2011

Deportation stayed in Maryland race bias case

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 [&[...]

Sep 21, 2011

Plaintiff in Frederick County race bias case faces deportation

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 […]

Sep 11, 2011

Maryland gained more minority judges than rest of U.S.

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 […]

Aug 24, 2011

NAACP wants Maryland redistricting plans released early

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 […]

Mar 8, 2011

Senate set for midweek debate on immigrant tuition

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 […]

Nov 21, 2010

Program trains immigrants in urban farming

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 […]

Nov 8, 2010

Lucha libra becomes jeering, cheering family night

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 […]

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