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Biden to meet DACA recipients in immigration overhaul push

May. 13, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

President Joe Biden is scheduled to meet Friday with six immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children who benefited from an Obama-era policy that protected them from deportation. The Oval Office meeting comes as Biden looks to press Congress to pass legislation...

Washington governor signs agriculture worker overtime bill

May. 11, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Agricultural workers in Washington state would become eligible for overtime pay under a bill signed Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, drawing praise from President Joe Biden. Senate Bill 5172 creates a phased-in path toward full overtime pay...

First Latino justice on California's high court dies at 90

May. 08, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Cruz Reynoso, a son of migrant workers who worked in the fields as a child and went on to become the first Latino state Supreme Court justice in California history, has died. He was 90. Reynoso died Friday at an elder care facility in Oroville,...

Appeals court tells EPA to ban pesticide or decide it's safe

Apr. 29, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to quickly determine whether a pesticide linked to brain damage in children should be banned, saying the agency had delayed acting on the widely used bug-killer chlorpyrifos for nearly 14...

Feds: Company violated laws in crash that killed 3 workers

Apr. 27, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal investigation into a van crash that killed three migrant farm workers in Salem found that the Oregon labor contractor who did the hiring violated federal laws by failing to ensure the workers had safe transportation to and from work. The...

Washington state judge blocks some virus rules on farms

Apr. 26, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state judge has blocked some coronavirus-related restrictions on farms and orchards meant to protect farmworkers. Yakima County Superior Court Judge Blaine Gibson issued an injunction last week that stops the state from enforcing a...

N Carolina to help farmer costs for quarantined farmworkers

Apr. 22, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has set aside money to reimburse farmers who bore the financial toll of quarantining their workers during the COVID-19 outbreak last year, a state agency said. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said the state...

1 killed, 2 wounded in shooting at Fresno County vineyard

Apr. 17, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities were searching Saturday for two farm workers who opened fire at a Fresno County vineyard, killing one man and wounding two others. The victims and suspects were pruning grape vines at a vineyard northwest of Huron Friday morning when...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Apr. 09, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Welcome back, Idaho legislators. Wear a mask. We’re not paying for another recess April 5 Idaho Statesman We now know how much the Idaho Legislature’s...

The Latest: Navajo Nation reports 4 new virus deaths

Apr. 03, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation on Saturday reported 18 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and four more deaths. The pandemic totals on the tribe’s reservation that includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah increased to 30,164 cases and 1,257 deaths. ...