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Texas GOP advances new maps that would tighten slipping grip

Oct. 17, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans on Saturday night closed in on redrawn U.S. House maps that would shore up their eroding dominance as voters peel away from the GOP in the state’s booming suburbs. In a key late-night vote in the Texas House, Republicans gave...

Advisory panel endorses redistricting maps for New Mexico

Oct. 15, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An advisory board on redistricting endorsed several plans for realigning the boundaries of political districts across New Mexico on Friday, backing proposed congressional districts that would consolidate Native American representation and strengthen a Hispanic...

New York's likely new mayor plans to preserve gifted program

Oct. 15, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Democrat who will likely become New York City's next mayor says he does not intend to get rid of the city's program for gifted and talented students, nipping plans that outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio just announced. Brooklyn Borough President Eric...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 15, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

Bangor Daily News. October 15, 2021. Editorial: Welcome home, 2nd Lt. Ernest Vienneau. It only took three quarters of a century. In 1944, Vienneau was a young pilot from Millinocket serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces. He was...

Charise Castro Smith brings Latin experience to 'Encanto'

Oct. 15, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Charise Castro Smith, the first Latino woman to co-direct a Walt Disney Animation Studios movie, admits that she has felt terrified at times. But when the chance to work on “Encanto” came around, she had no doubts. “I said, ‘I have to do this. I...

Worcester, minority residents settle voting rights lawsuit

Oct. 15, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought by a coalition of Black and Latino residents of Worcester who alleged that the city's system of electing school committee members dilutes the voting power of people of color and violates federal voting laws. ...

Texas abortion law shutting down court avenue for teens

Oct. 15, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Veronika Granado anxiously stood before the judge knowing that if she said something wrong, things could end badly for her. But the 17-year-old hadn't committed a crime. She had not filed a lawsuit. Granado was in a Texas court that day to ask permission...

Dems consider new immigration plan for domestic policy bill

Oct. 13, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats may propose that the government exercise its existing parole power to let migrants stay temporarily in the United States, aides and advocates said Wednesday, in the party’s latest attempt to use its expansive domestic policy bill to help millions of...

Pre-Hispanic woman sculpture replaces Columbus in Mexico

Oct. 12, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A replica of a mysterious pre-Hispanic sculpture of an Indigenous woman was chosen Tuesday to replace a statue of Christopher Columbus on Mexico City’s most prominent boulevard. The statue was unearthed in January in the Huasteca region, near...

First lady Jill Biden visits Kansas City, Kansas school

Oct. 12, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden touted the Biden administration’s interest in the concerns of the Hispanic community during a visit Tuesday to a school in Kansas City, Kansas. Biden's visit to El Centro Academy, a dual-language early childhood education...