Hispanics

In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 photo, Huron Mayor Rey Leon, center, presides over a a city council meeting in Huron, Calif. The boarded-up buildings and patchwork fences that others see as eyesores are symbols of potential for Leon, whose tiny central California farm town of Huron has been mired in poverty for decades. He was elected in 2016 to a two-year term and is unopposed for re-election next month. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 19, 2018 - 4:31 am
HURON, Calif. (AP) — Beyond the boarded-up buildings and patchwork fences that others view as eyesores, Huron Mayor Rey Leon sees potential in this tiny central California farm town that has been mired in poverty for decades. On a dirty restaurant wall, Leon envisions a mural depicting Bracero...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, file photo, a group of voters fill out their ballots at a table rather than wait for an empty voting booth at the Civic Center in Dodge City, Kan. Access to the ballot box in November will be more difficult for some people in Dodge City, where Hispanics now make up 60 percent of its population and have remade an iconic Wild West town that once was the destination of cowboys and buffalo hunters who frequented the Long Branch Saloon. (Michael Schweitzer/Dodge City Daily Globe via AP, File)
October 18, 2018 - 7:08 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Access to the ballot box in November will be more difficult for some people in Dodge City, where Hispanics now make up 60 percent of its population and have remade an iconic Wild West town that once was the destination of cowboys and buffalo hunters who frequented the Long...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, photo a supporter holds up a sign for Gil Cisneros, a candidate who is running for a U.S. House seat in the 39th District in California, at a rally on the Cal State Fullerton campus in Fullerton, Calif. For decades, Orange County, California, was known as a Republican stronghold but times have changed. A sign of the change is in the 39th District, where, Young Kim, a Korean immigrant Republican is running against Cisneros, a Hispanic Democrat. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
October 17, 2018 - 4:14 pm
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Pushy midday shoppers nose their carts through the Korean market, stocking up on bottled kimchi and seaweed spring rolls. A few doors away, customers grab pho to go at a Vietnamese takeout counter. Across the street, lunchtime diners line up for tacos "al pastor" — spit-...
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This July 6, 2017 photo shows a makeshift memorial to Hispanic Civil War Union soldiers who fought in the Battle of Glorieta Pass in Northern New Mexico outside Santa Fe. It's a typical representation for many sites linked to U.S. Latino history: It's shabby, largely unknown and always at risk of disappearing if it weren't for a handful of history aficionados. The lack of historical markers and preserved historical sites connected to Latino civil rights worries scholars who feel the scarcity is affecting how Americans see Hispanics in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
October 14, 2018 - 5:10 pm
GLORIETA PASS, N.M. (AP) — A makeshift memorial to Hispanic Civil War Union soldiers in an isolated part northern New Mexico is a typical representation of sites linked to U.S. Latino history: It's shabby, largely unknown and at risk of disappearing. Across the U.S, many sites historically...
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October 12, 2018 - 6:37 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando's newest police chief is already making a name for himself. His name? Orlando. Mayor Buddy Dyer announced Orlando's newest police chief during a ceremony Thursday. Orlando Rolon will also be the city's first Hispanic police chief. The Orlando Sentinel reports Rolon...
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October 08, 2018 - 5:43 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A set of Depression-era murals at New Mexico's largest university are being targeted by some faculty and students for their depictions of Hispanic and Native Americans. KRQE-TV in Albuquerque reports some students want the "West Wing Murals" at the University of New Mexico'...
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This Aug. 3, 2018 photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) shows death row inmate Luis Rodriguez, 34. Corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton says Rodriguez is the suspect in the stabbing death of fellow condemned inmate Jonathan Fajardo, 30, who was stabbed to death in the chest and neck with an inmate-made weapon Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in a recreational yard of the cell house that holds the bulk of condemned inmates at San Quentin State Prison. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 6:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — One condemned inmate killed another Friday, the first slaying of a death row inmate in California in more than 20 years, officials said. Jonathan Fajardo, 30, was stabbed in the chest and neck with an inmate-made weapon in a recreational yard of the cell house that holds...
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Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez pauses from writing notes to familiarize herself with the timekeeper's position before a gubernatorial debate against Gov. Greg Abbott prior to a debate at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas, on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, Pool)
September 28, 2018 - 7:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday defended more security on the U.S.-Mexico border while Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez sought to breathe life into her flailing campaign at their only debate of a race overshadowed by the state's unexpectedly intense U.S. Senate...
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, photo, a local business displays a protest sign of the proposed extension of the light rail system along Central Avenue, in Phoenix. The proposed extension of Phoenix’s light-rail system into the city’s poorest neighborhood is running into eleventh-hour opposition from some business owners in the Hispanic and black community.(AP Photo/Anita Snow)
September 24, 2018 - 11:48 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The defiant message hangs under the Mexican bakery's Spanish-language sign in Phoenix's poorest neighborhood, rejecting the city's idea of progress: "4 LANES OR NO TRAIN." Similar placards are plastered along the proposed new leg of Phoenix's light-rail system, a plan that progressed...
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, he will not seek a third term in office at a press conference on the 5th floor at City Hall in Chicago. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 7:06 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The next mayor of Chicago will take over a city that is deeply divided by race and class, a decades-long problem that critics say only grew more pronounced during Mayor Rahm Emanuel's two terms in office. The question for voters now that Emanuel isn't seeking re-election: Who, if...
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