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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Former Tonasket officer says mayor asked him to change name because ‘Jose’ sounded too Hispanic

The city of Tonasket has disbanded its police department and a City Council member has called for the mayor to step down after an officer came forward with allegations that …


Mayor orders religious shrine removed from state land

A religious shrine that has served as a focal point for Hispanic residents of a New Jersey city has been removed after occupying ground on state-owned land for 14 years.


Senate nudges Acosta step toward confirmation at Labor

WASHINGTON – The Senate on Wednesday nudged President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of labor, Alex Acosta, a step closer to confirmation. The Florida International University law school dean would …


Hispanic man wins $1.85M judgment over racial abuse on boat

Attorneys for a Hispanic man who worked on an Alaska fishing boat say he has won a $1.85 million settlement against his former employer, Seattle-based Alaska Longline, after he was …


College students to protest against Trump deportation plans

College students at campuses around the United States say they are planning rallies and walkouts to call on school administrators to protect students and employees against immigration proceedings under Donald …


ADP to pay $1.4 million to settle racial discrimination charges

Payroll processor ADP has agreed to pay nearly $1.4 million to resolve charges alleging it discriminated against black and Hispanic job candidates and employees in Illinois.


Disney Channel makes history with launch of Hispanic princess

The new animated series for the Disney Channel is set in a fictitious world, but the princess and the country where she lives definitely have been inspired by Latin cultures …


Lack of paid sick days worst for Hispanics, low-wage workers, study finds

Amid the swelling national conversation about income inequality comes a new report spotlighting that the lack of mandatory paid sick leave in the U.S. disproportionately burdens Hispanics and low-wage workers, …


Oregon Lottery debuts Latino, Chinese New Year games

The Oregon Lottery has long avoided advertising specifically to ethnic minorities, but the organization is beginning to change course.


First-generation Latino students making college a family affair

The evening after her parents dropped Maria Alvizar off at Eastern Washington University for her freshman year, she called her mother on the phone and sobbed: “You left me here! …


Lopez’s star will soon shine in late night

Lost amidst all of the hype about Conan and Jay is this development: George Lopez has been signed to host his own late-night talk show on TBS. The show, which …


Latinos Rally Near White House To Press Demands For Civil Rights

In what organizers called a “new beginning” for Latino civil rights in the United States, thousands of Latinos marched and rallied Saturday to press their demand that they be considered …


Mi Familia Es Su Familia, Workers Told Tight-Knit Company Adjusts After Move From L.A. To Cheney

Eyraud Company employees include, from left to right, Hector Heredia, Jorge Ortega, Jesus Heredia, Octavio Ortega, Oscar Octavio Heredia, Eladio Nauono and Andres Ventura. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review