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AP FACT CHECK: Trump seeds race animus with COVID falsehood

Jan. 16, 2022 11:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump falsely declared in a weekend rally that public health authorities are denying the COVID-19 vaccine to white people because of their race. The former president seeded racial resentments in remarks that twisted the facts on public-health policy and...

Chicago union leaders OK plan to resume in-person class

Jan. 10, 2022 23:35 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Students are poised to return to Chicago Public Schools after leaders of the teachers union approved a plan with the nation's third-largest district late Monday over COVID-19 safety protocols, ending a bitter standoff that canceled classes for five days. While...

Nonprofit serving Charleston area’s Hispanic community

Jan. 10, 2022 00:08 AM EST

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Patricia Jimenez dreamed of working in media. Growing up in Mexico, she was inspired by her godfather, a radio broadcaster, who used his platform to discuss important community issues. Family obligations prevented Jimenez from reaching...

Rehoboth athletic director donates marrow to man in Spain

Jan. 09, 2022 10:04 AM EST

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — In the weeks leading up to the holidays, while many of us were focused on gift-giving plans and the new year, Adrian Pete was recovering from giving a life-saving medical donation to a stranger across the world. Pete, the athletic director for Rehoboth Christian...

First Hispanic director of the Census Bureau sworn in

Jan. 05, 2022 13:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Santos was sworn in Wednesday as the head of the nation's largest statistical agency, becoming the first Hispanic director of the U.S. Census Bureau. The former chief methodologist and vice president at the Urban Institute became the bureau's 26th director....

Report paints grim picture of Chicago-area gun deaths

Jan. 03, 2022 12:51 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — More people were shot to death in Chicago and surrounding Cook County in 2021 than in any other year on record, officials announced Monday, two days after authorities announced that the nation's third-largest city recorded its most homicides in a quarter-century. ...

Connecticut eyes diversity as retirement 'tsunami' expected

Jan. 02, 2022 08:21 AM EST

With a large wave of retirements expected throughout Connecticut state government next year, discussions are underway about how to ensure many of those soon-to-be vacant positions will be filled with more diverse workers, in addition to making sure the state can continue to adequately provide...

Hispanic Republican legislator retires in New Mexico House

Dec. 31, 2021 13:14 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican state Rep. Alonzo Baldonado of Los Lunas is retiring from the New Mexico Legislature after a decade of advocacy for a district in central New Mexico and socially conservative causes. A spokesman for House Republicans announced Baldonado's departure...

'A hell of a year': GOP eyes big 2022, but weaknesses remain

Dec. 31, 2021 10:58 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — This time last year, the Republican Party was hitting bottom. Having already lost the presidency and House, the GOP would soon squander its Senate majority and watch with horror as thousands of Donald Trump's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a violent...

Racial reckoning turns focus to roadside historical markers

Dec. 30, 2021 14:04 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania had been installing historical markers for more than a century when the racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017 brought a fresh round of questions from the public about just whose stories were being told on the state's roadsides — and the...