Fresh U.S. Census data shows Asians to be the fastest growing ethnic group in the state, their numbers driven by immigrants pursuing high-tech jobs and young families having babies.Minnesota’s Asian population increased 3.4 percent between 2011 and 2012, an increase of 7,750 persons in a single year.What’s unique about the Asian population is its “tremendous diversity’’ on many fronts,... Continue Reading »
As all good fundraisers know, it takes money to make money.And in the months leading up to the 2012 election, the most expensive in U.S. history, money was flying around Washington, D.C.: Congressional campaigns and party committees spent huge amounts at restaurants and hotels, much of... Continue Reading »
In a rare criminal prosecution under the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Department of Justice scored a double victory this year, winning convictions against a western New York coke manufacturing plant and its former environmental manager.
Next up: sentencing for the company and its manager in July — and hope, in the town of Tonawanda, just upstate from Buffalo, that the prosecution will help... Continue Reading »
Burning Money, Fouling the Air: Citizens ask the state to curb flaring
Gas is flared at an oil... Continue Reading »
Tribes and Dept of Energy forge closer ties at uranium site
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It is an early Saturday in May and local vendors have set up booths in Iowa City along East Washington Street. The Farmers Market has just re-opened for the year and locals are enjoying the weather and eagerly purchasing fresh produce and other treats. Under the shade of the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp, a man gazes thoughtfully.
His eyes are fixated at a cement wall. It appears that... Continue Reading »
Maria Cecilia Ovalle didn’t expect to take care of her two small children alone. Until May, she lived in Houston with her husband Juan Jose Carranza Alvarado and their children, a four-year-old son and two-year-old daughter. But after a scuffle at work [any idea what kind of “scuffle?], Juan was questioned by police who discovered he didn’t have immigration papers. They arrested him... Continue Reading »
In fall 2010, Illinois became the first state in the nation to require bilingual education for English language learners in preschool. Preschools with at least 20 English learners who speak the same language would now have to do the bulk of teaching in those children’s native language.
Since then, preschools have... Continue Reading »
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