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The Hispanic Academic Achievers Program (HAAP) awarded 26 scholarships worth $66,500 at the 24th annual HAAP ceremony Sunday, May 5th. The top scholarship was $10,000.
Por comer y nutrirse incorrectamente, el “sueño americano” puede convertirse en una verdadera “pesadilla americana”. Comer mal puede destruir no solo la salud de una persona, y la tranquilidad de una familia, sino que también aun contado con seguro de cobertura médica, puede destruir completamente el patrimonio individual o familiar, dejando a las personas o a las familias en una auténtica bancarrota. Pero además, siendo que la mayoría de las personas se están alimentando erróneamente, se está poniendo en riesgo el sistema sanitario y la viabilidad económica de esta gran nación...
Mike Sotelo and Omar Riojas have a lot in common. They’ve known each other for years, they are leaders in Seattle’s Latino community, and both are proud to be members of the WAC. But how they got here are two different stories.
(Pew Hispanic Center) — Second-generation Americans—the 20 million adult U.S.-born children of immigrants—are substantially better off than immigrants themselves on key measures of socioeconomic attainment, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. They have higher incomes; more are college graduates and homeowners; and fewer live in poverty. In all of these measures, their characteristics resemble those of the full U.S. adult population.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — With a few words in Latin, Pope Benedict VXI did what no pope has done in more than half a millennium, stunning the world by announcing his resignation Monday and leaving the already troubled Catholic Church to replace the leader of its 1.2 billion followers by Easter.
Lets say you're ready to take on a whole new leaf and have joined a gym. You're excited about getting fit. But you get there and have no clue what to do. You workout randomly for a few days, lose motivation and before you know it, you're canceling your membership. This tends to happen a lot at the start of the year. As with anything you want to accomplish in life, it helps to have a plan.
OLYMPIA, Washington — Washington’s minimum wage will increase to $9.19 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2013, the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced.
With the high Latino population in areas like the Yakima Valley, there is an increasing demand for bilingual staff in many fields. One of such fields is Education. Schools are highly populated by Latino students, and therefore, they need at least some Latino staff. Ernesto Araiza, principal of Wilson Middle School in Yakima, Washington has proved for himself that being bilingual can take you a long way.
As we honor those men and women who have proudly served this country this Veterans Day, we can also take the opportunity to better understand America’s veterans. The American Community Survey provides a profile of our 21.8 million veterans.
A new TV network joint venture between ABC News and Univision News, targeting the young and fast-growing Hispanic market in the United States, will begin broadcasting out of Miami in late summer of 2013, company officials announced on Wednesday...
Hispanic population growth and improved high school completion rates helped Latino young people become the largest minority group on college campuses and a fourth of the public school population last year, according to a Pew Hispanic report released Monday...
By Albert Torres
tú Decides correspondent
On Friday August 3rd, Governor Martinez visited Yakima, Bellevue and Vancouver Washington. Susana Martinez is the first female governor of New Mexico and the first female Hispanic governor in the history of the United States. She is considered a potential pick for Vice President on the Republican presidential ticket in 2012, but has stated numerous times she would not run.
Rob McKenna, “I wanted Governor Martinez to come to Yakima because she has been the district attorney of New Mexico where as prosecutor she faced many of the same public safety issues as Yakima County and Eastern Washington are facing.
A five-time national champion, Marlen Esparza is becoming part of history once again this week, since she is representing the United States at an exciting moment in Olympic boxing history — for the first time ever, women’s boxing is part of the Olympics.
Many are talking about Esparza this week — she just turned 23 years old on Sunday, and on Friday she secured a first-round bye in the tournament. That means that she will go straight to the quarterfinals and will only have to win one fight to earn a medal.
Hispanic consumers are tech trendsetters domestically -- or, at least, that’s how many see themselves, according to comScore and Latin American online media company Terra.
Per the joint report, Hispanics continue to outpace non-Hispanics with the adoption of smartphones -- an increase from 43% in 2010 to 57% in 2012, compared to an increase from 36% in 2010 to 46% in 2012 for non-Hispanics.
BELLEVUE, Washington — Puget Sound Energy residential electric customers in Silverdale and surrounding areas can save energy and money this summer by participating in “Re-Energize the Community” at Silverdale Whaling Days at Silverdale Waterfront Park at 3293 NW Byron St, July 28, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
This summer, PSE has launched “Re-Energize the Community” to distribute thousands of free ENERGY STAR®-qualified, energy-efficient compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs and WaterSense®-labeled premium-efficiency showerheads to PSE electric customers who take a pledge to start saving energy and money by installing their free CFL bulb, showerhead and promising to recycle their old refrigerator or freezer through a PSE rebate program...
By Pew Hispanic Center
Among the 50.7 million Hispanics in the United States, nearly two-thirds (65%), or 33 million, self-identify as being of Mexican origin, according to tabulations of the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. No other Hispanic subgroup rivals the size of the Mexican-origin population. Puerto Ricans, the nation’s second largest Hispanic origin group, make up just 9% of the total Hispanic population in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Hugo Morales, co-founder and Executive Director of the Radio Bilingüe national Latino noncommercial radio network, has been appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees. With 23 campuses and more than 420,000 students, CSU is the largest university system in the nation and one of the leading conferrers of undergraduate diplomas for students from low-income families, Latinos and other students of color.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court threw out major parts of Arizona’s tough crackdown on illegal immigrants Monday in a ruling sure to reverberate through the November elections. The justices unanimously approved the law’s most-discussed provision — requiring police to check the immigration status of those they stop for other reasons — but limited the consequences.
Although upholding the “show me your papers” requirement, which some critics say could lead to ethnic profiling, the justices struck down provisions that created state crimes allowing local police to arrest people for federal immigration violations. And they warned against detaining people for any prolonged period merely for not having proper immigration papers.
The mixed outcome vindicated the Obama administration’s aggressive challenge to laws passed by Arizona and the five states — Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah — that followed its lead in attempting to deal with illegal immigration in the face of federal inaction on comprehensive reform.
The administration had assailed the Arizona law as an unconstitutional intrusion into an area under federal control.
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By Pew Hispanic Center
Up to 1.4 million children and young adults who are in the United States illegally could potentially benefit from last Friday’s announcement by the Obama Administration about changes in deportation policies, according to an estimate from the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center.
The 1.4 million estimate includes 700,000 unauthorized immigrants who are ages 18 to 30 but arrived in the U.S as children and are currently enrolled in school or have graduated from high school; and an additional 700,000 immigrants who are under the age of 18 and are enrolled in school. This includes 150,000 who are currently enrolled in high schools around the country.
Overall, the 1.4 million estimate represents about 12% of the 11.2 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. as of 2010, according to an estimate by the Pew Hispanic Center. Among the 1.4 million potential beneficiaries of the new policy, some 70% are originally from Mexico.
By College Bound program
Graduating seniors in the Pasco School District who have been working since middle school to prepare for college will be among the first students eligible to receive financial assistance through the state’s College Bound Scholarship Program.
The College Bound program provides an opportunity for students to attend Washington state colleges who might not otherwise because of the cost. The first of more than 100,000 students who have signed up for the program since its launch in 2007 will graduate high school this spring and start entering college in the fall.
Meanwhile, a major drive is under way now to make sure the latest group of potential College Bound Scholarship students sign up for the program by a June 30 deadline. Students can sign up in either the 7th or 8th grade, but must have signed up by the end of their 8th grade year to be eligible.