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Spanish declines, English on the rise among U.S. Latinos

Fewer Latinos in the U.S. are speaking Spanish and a growing share only speaks English at home, according to findings in a study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.

Date: 04/20/2016 | Nation & World


Yakima may end appeal of voting rights case

YAKIMA — The Yakima City Council is expected to end its appeal of the American Civil Liberties Union voting rights lawsuit that changed city elections last year.The city council has scheduled an April 5 vote in which it is expected to rescind the appeal.

Date: 03/16/2016 | Northwest


Clinton’s, Sander’s ‘Hispandering’ a dangerous precedent

I learned a new word at Wednesday night's Univision Democratic debate — "Hispandering." Univision's Maria Elena Salinas asked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton whether she was flip-flopping on her erstwhile opposition to "illegal immigrants." (It's...

Date: 03/13/2016 | Opinion Columnists


Trump must not have done the math on Latino vote

How's this for poetic justice? Donald Trump's favorite scapegoats could end up having the satisfaction of blocking him from the White House.Latino voters have the potential to form a "big, beautiful wall" between Trump and his goal. If Trump gets the Republican...

Date: 03/08/2016 | Opinion Columnists


Moscoso optimistic about passage of Washington Voting Rights Act

State Rep. Luis Moscoso says he is optimistic about the chances for passing the Washington Voting Rights Act during this year's legislative session.

Date: 02/08/2016 | South County Politics


Hispanic voting power swells to record for 2016, Pew study says

A record number of Hispanics will be eligible to vote in the 2016 presidential election, yet the group’s high share of young voters could blunt its potential political clout.

Date: 01/19/2016 | Nation & World


Open border tough line for Democrats to straddle

As respectable Republicans panic over Donald Trump's storm of insults against Hispanics, Democrats may be tempted to sit back and watch the other party estrange millions of potential voters. But they do so at their own peril.Democrats already have the luxury of being far...

Date: 01/12/2016 | Opinion Columnists


Voting Rights Act would enshrine the diversity people seek

With the Nov. 3 General Election, Washington state acknowledged the emergence of a more diverse political reality. The election of eight Latinas to five City Councils (five in Eastern Washington and three in the Seattle Metro area) has clearly demonstrated that the Latino community is...

Date: 12/03/2015 | Commentary


Pasco man convicted of child sex crimes in 2013 wins appeal

PASCO — A Pasco man serving a life sentence for raping and molesting a girl in 2007 has been given the opportunity to withdraw his plea because of a mistake made at sentencing.

Date: 11/30/2015 | Northwest


More Mexicans leave the U.S. than enter

SAN DIEGO — More Mexicans are leaving than moving into the United States, reversing the flow of a half-century of mass migration, according to a study published Thursday.The Pew Research Center found that slightly more than 1 million Mexicans and their families,...

Date: 11/19/2015 | Nation & World


3rd Latina elected to Yakima City Council

YAKIMA — Carmen Mendez is now projected to become the third Latina elected to the Yakima City Council this year.With all but a few ballots counted, Mendez increased her lead Thursday to 53.7 percent, to opponent Kelly Rosenow’s 45 percent.Rosenow conceded the race Thursday.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Northwest


Half of black millennials know of abuse by police

WASHINGTON — Long before the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, more than half of African-American millennials indicated they, or someone they knew, had been victimized by violence or harassment from law enforcement, a new report says.

Date: 11/05/2015 | Nation & World


Sanders’ history on working with minorities is complicated

So Barack Obama is "a Rockefeller Republican in blackface." He's "a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs" and "a black puppet of corporate plutocrats." Those are the words of Cornel West, an African-American academic whom Bernie Sanders invites to...

Date: 09/15/2015 | Opinion Columnists


Trump again pulling GOP into a harmful debate

"This was not a subject that was on anybody's mind until I brought it up at my announcement." — Donald Trump, on immigration, Republican debate, Aug. 6Not on anyone's mind? For years, immigration has been the subject of...

Date: 08/21/2015 | Opinion Columnists


To pump or dump Trump

Viewpoints: How will Donald Trump affect the GOP in 2016?

Date: 07/26/2015 | Commentary


What do so many Americans see in Trump?

Donald Trump is now the 2016 GOP frontrunner.That sentence would have sounded ridiculous a month ago, but here we are. The billionaire real estate mogul and reality star has tough-talked his way to the top of the ticket for 24 percent of Republican voters, according to the...

Date: 07/26/2015 | Commentary


Facebook ramps up minority hiring

Facebook nearly doubled the number of its black and Hispanic employees last year, but those groups are still starkly underrepresented at the tech giant. In 2014, black and Hispanic employees made up 5.4 percent of all workers, up from 4.4 percent in 2013.

Date: 07/03/2015 | Business Wire


Promoting health; lifting barriers

Promotoras link the Latino community with the medical world

Date: 06/13/2015 | Local News


Celebration’s door open for all Latinos

May has come and gone, this time without a Cinco de Mayo event that’s been held in Everett for years. That’s because Familias Unidas, a family support center serving the local Latino community, will launch a new...

Date: 06/03/2015 | Local News


Prosecutor to review report on Pasco police shooting

SPOKANE — The Franklin County prosecutor’s office will thoroughly review a massive report on the February killing of an unarmed Mexican man who was shot by police in Pasco, Washington, the head prosecutor says.

Date: 05/29/2015 | Northwest


Whit Ayres’ plan to make Marco Rubio president

It isn’t often that a presidential campaign blueprint comes packaged between covers and available in bookstores and online for all to see. But that’s the inescapable conclusion from looking through the pages of the book entitled, “2016 and Beyond,” by Republican pollster Whit Ayres.

Date: 05/24/2015 | Nation & World


Friar who evangelized California to be a saint

VATICAN CITY — Friar Junipero Serra, an 18th century Franciscan who brought Christianity to California and is accused by Native American groups of colonial crimes, will be made a saint, the Vatican said Wednesday.The decision was taken by Pope Francis in a Tuesday...

Date: 05/07/2015 | Nation & World




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