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UW analysis finds “racial voting bias” in Gonzalez-Danielson race

“Although he raised no money and ran no campaign, Danielson won 30 of Washington’s 39 counties and got nearly 40 percent of the statewide vote in his race against State Supreme Court Justice Steve Gonzalez.” Read about it here at the Seattle Times

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Latino Voters Influential for 2012 Election, Time Magazine Says

“Why Latino Voters Will Swing the 2012 Election,” an article by Michael Scherer recently made the front page of Time Magazine. Scherer points to several crucial swing states in the coming election that could likely be decided by growing Latino populations. For online subscribers of Time Magazine, the article can be found at http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2107497,00.html. Christinia Costantini […]

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State of the State Research visit Olympia

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In Increasing Numbers, Colleges Emphasize Civic Purpose of Higher Education

In increasing numbers, programs like the State of the State for Washington Latinos are growing at colleges and universities across the United States. When the University of Michigan added a semester program in Washington, D.C. to its academic offerings, some students asked, “Why not Detroit?” The city, famous for its industrial history and more recent […]

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Poverty in America: 1 in 2 Americans is Poor or Low-Income

The latest census data reveals the increasing prevalence of poverty, shrinking of the middle class high and  high unemployment rates. Safety net programs are helping those in poverty, but for those who are low-income, but are not considered poor enough to qualify for safety net programs such as food stamps, work-related and medical expenses are […]

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McCain: Latino voters “a major factor” in 2012

Roll Call reports that the GOP is beginning to realize that Latinos are an increasingly potent political constituency. View the full story here: http://www.rollcall.com/issues/57_71/Parties-Court-Latinos-as-Swing-Voters-in-2012-210878-1.html?pos=hln

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Washington High School One of 3 Finalists in Race to the Top Competition

-Andrew Ryan ’12 Bridgeport High School, a rural school in Bridgeport, WA, serves a student body of 90% Latino students, most of which are first generation Americans. The school gained national recognition in a Race to the Top competition this year for its impressively high college matriculation rates of 82% in recent years. Bridgeport High […]

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Bloomberg News: “Alabama Considers Revision of Immigration Law Ensnaring Mercedes Executive”

Alabama legislators are considering changes to the controversial law HB56 after a Mercedes Benz executive from Germany was arrested under one of the law’s provisions. See the article here: Alabama Considers Revision of Immigration Law Ensnaring Mercedes Executive

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Washington State Redistricting Plans Stalling

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/11/22/2282412/redistricting-5-weeks-left-no.html

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Obama’s immigration policies could reduce Latino turnout in 2012

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/09/latino-voters-obama-leads-2012-republicans-immigration_n_1084102.html

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