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Census taker Linda Rothfield

Census Takers Worry That Apartment Renters Were Undercounted

Census taker Linda Rothfield's government-issued iPhone kept directing her back to apartments in San Francisco that ...
Workers install solar panels

Biden’s Solar Ambitions Collide With China Labor Complaints

BEIJING (AP) — The Biden administration's solar power ambitions are colliding with complaints the global industry ...
Jeannie Hovland poses with a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women mask

Families, Advocates Mark Day of Awareness for Native Victims

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — From Washington to Indigenous communities across the American Southwest, top government officials, ...
Mother and son on the beach

Some Black Parents Say Remote Learning Gives Racism Reprieve

CHICAGO (AP) — Before schools shuttered during the pandemic, Ayaana Johnson worried every time she dropped ...
Women from the state's Asian American Commission

Asian American Business Leaders Seek to Fight Discrimination

Asian American business leaders are launching a foundation to challenge discrimination through what they call the ...
family and friends on a march through the Minneapolis suburb

Hundreds Join Daunte Wright’s Family on March for Justice

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of people joined Daunte Wright's family and friends on a ...
a line of police officers block protesters

Floyd Verdict Won’t Remove Blocks to Police Accountability

St. Louis (AP) — The guilty verdicts in the George Floyd murder case felt like a ...
a sign that reads, "HELP," in the window

Underwriter Withdraws from Alabama Prison Lease Project

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The underwriter for a project to build two prisons in Alabama announced ...
Tarawa atoll, Kiribati

Climate Change Creates Migrants. Biden Considers Protections

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ioane Teitiota and his wife fought for years to stay in New ...
New signs are on a fence at the Hennepin County Government Center

A Look at High-Profile Cases Over Killings by US Police

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin i s charged with murder and manslaughter ...
A group marches along the Hawthorne Bridge

Riot Declared in Portland Protests After Police Kill Man

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon, said Saturday they arrested four people after declaring ...
young minors lie inside a pod at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility

S Carolina Governor Bans Border Kids from State Foster Homes

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's governor issued an order Monday to ban foster care and ...
“The 1619 Project: Born On the Water” and “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story”

Two Books Based on ‘1619 Project’ Coming Out in November

NEW YORK (AP) — Two books based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning "1619 Project" will be released ...
Lummi Nation lead carver Jewell James works on the final details of a nearly 25-foot totem pole to be gifted to the Biden administration

Lummi Nation Totem Pole Making Journey to Biden

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A totem pole carved at the Lummi Nation from a 400-year-old red ...
Person pushes a jet boat into the low water

Tensions Rise in Water Battle Along Oregon-California Line

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One of the worst droughts in memory in a massive agricultural region ...
President Joe Biden

Biden Budget Seeks More for Schools, Health Care and Housing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden released a $1.5 trillion wish list for his first federal ...
demonstrators gather on the step of the Montana State Capitol protesting anti-LGBTQ+ legislation

Advocates Call on NCAA to Act in Response to Anti-Trans Laws

Athletes, coaches and advocates are calling on the NCAA to act in response to state laws ...
Officer Nicole Mackenzie testifies

‘Blue Wall of Silence’ Takes Hit in Chauvin’s Murder Trial

Police accused of wrongdoing can usually count on the blue wall of silence — protection from ...
A young girl poses with her mother

Students Lead US Push for Fuller Black History Education

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Ebele Azikiwe was in the sixth grade last year when February came ...
pink flags and spray-painted white circles

At Clemson, Unmarked Slave Graves Highlight Plantation Past

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — On the sloping side of a cemetery on the campus of Clemson ...
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Want to Help Fight for Health Justice? It May be Time to Listen

A pandemic, protests and politics have highlighted the nation's long-standing, deep-seated racial issues and how they ...
Sen. Rob Olson, right, R-Olathe, confers with Senate Vice President Rick Wilborn, left

GOP Legislators Disagree Over Kansas Unemployment Upgrades

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators don't yet agree on how much time to give the ...
Deepwater Wind's turbines

Biden Boosts Offshore Wind Energy, Wants to Power 10M Homes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is moving to sharply increase offshore wind energy along the ...
Baby held by their parent

Volvo Cars Family Bond Gives All Employees 24 Weeks Paid Parental Leave

MAHWAH, NJ (March 30, 2021) Volvo Cars is opting in its 40,000+ employees around the globe, ...
Panama-flagged cargo ship, is pulled by one of the Suez Canal tugboats,

Some Medical Experts Unconvinced About Holding Tokyo Games

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics open in under four months, and the torch relay has ...
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson

Arkansas Governor Signs Medical Conscience Objections Law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday signed into law legislation allowing ...
Dan and Jennifer Gilbert, founders of the Gilbert Family Foundation

$500M Fund to Help Detroit Neighborhoods, Pay Tax Debt

DETROIT (AP) — A billionaire businessman whose companies have invigorated Detroit's downtown announced a $500 million ...
Hundreds of people gather in a park

Rallies in Atlanta, Nation Against Hate After Spa Shootings

ATLANTA (AP) — A diverse crowd gathered Saturday near the Georgia state Capitol to demand justice ...
Supreme Court

Guns are on Supreme Court’s Agenda Days After Mass Shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — A possible expansion of gun rights is on the Supreme Court's agenda, days ...
People mourning the Colorado shootings

Haunted by Mass Violence, Colorado Confronts Painful History

DENVER (AP) — Dawn Reinfeld moved to Colorado 30 years ago to attend college in the ...
Man poses for a portrait

Damage from Virus: Utility Bills Overwhelm Some Households

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Millions of U.S. households are facing heavy past-due utility bills, which ...
Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii

Asian Americans Seek Greater Political Power After Shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking on the floor of the Georgia state Senate last week, Michelle Au ...
George Washington High School stands in San Francisco

California Adopts First Statewide Ethnic Studies Curriculum

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As America reels from its latest spate of deadly hate crimes and ...
Photo of a neighborhood

Study Links Green Communities to Lower Stroke Risk

The greener the neighborhood, the lower the stroke risk, a new study suggests ...
A woman looks at her fire fighter portrait

US Female Firefighters Fight Discrimination with Lawsuits

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The highest ranking female firefighter in Asheville, North Carolina, says she was ...
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

House Passes Bill to Expand Background Checks for Gun Sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emboldened by their majorities in the House and Senate, Democrats are making a ...
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves

Mississippi Gov Signs Bill Limiting Transgender Athletes

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill Thursday to ban transgender ...
Hotel housekeeper

Why the Pandemic Left Long-Term Scars on Global Job Market

Esther Montanez's housecleaning job at the Hilton Back Bay in Boston was a lifeline for her, ...
Volunteers are Key at Vaccine Sites. It Pays Off with a Shot

Volunteers are Key at Vaccine Sites. It Pays Off with a Shot

SEATTLE (AP) — When Seattle's largest health care system got a mandate from Washington state to ...
a gay pride rainbow flag

LGBTQ Rights Bill Ignites Debate Over Religious Liberty

A sweeping bill that would extend federal civil rights protections to LGBTQ people is a top ...