AUSTIN, Texas – The return to Texas from Albuquerque, N.M., by Texas state Senator John Whitmire (D-Houston) broke the back of his fellow Democratic state senators’ fight to stop the Karl Rove, George W. Bush, Tom DeLay power grab in Texas
LOS ANGELES – Ultra-right Republican plans to seize control of this state ran into a roadblock when an appeals court Sept. 15 ordered postponement of California’s recall election.
Continuing to put women’s health at risk, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeals issued an opinion Sept. 3 refusing to overturn Florida’s ban on Medicaid-funded abortions.
Joe Moore and 34 co-defendants in the Tulia, Texas, drug bust fiasco were pardoned on Aug. 22 by Gov. Rick Perry. Perry’s pardon clears the 60-year-old Moore, who is African American, of charges that he sold cocaine to special undercover investigator Tom Coleman of the Panhandle Regional Narcotics Task Force.
OAKLAND, Calif. – I stopped to gas up my economy rental car at the Shell station in Gilroy (“Garlic capital of the nation”) late one night as I crisscrossed the state covering the fight against the recall of Gov. Gray Davis.
Dallas is home to a diverse immigrant and refugee population that have shared in the building of our nation and contribute to making America a land of ethnic and multicultural diversity
When KNON radio listeners in North Texas heard Syed Hassan speak about the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride (IWFR) on the morning of Sept. 3, they could tell that he was proud of his adopted country but concerned about preserving civil rights for all.
In a victory for proponents of labor rights, civil liberties and civil rights, judicial nominee Miguel Estrada withdrew his name for consideration for a judgeship on the on the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals. Estrada withdrew his name in a letter to the president on Sept. 4.
LOS ANGELES – California Gov. Gray Davis made history on Sept. 5 when he signed a bill that will give an estimated two million undocumented immigrants the right to a driver’s license in this state.
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