Politics

La gente hace cola en una camioneta de prueba móvil de LabQ cerca de la Universidad de Columbia en diciembre. La compañía ofrece pruebas móviles de covid en el área de la ciudad de Nueva York. Foto: Michelle Andrews para KHN.

Officials Struggle to Regulate Pop-Up Covid Testing Sites — And Warn Patients to Beware

One weak spot in the system is that although city and state health departments keep close regulatory tabs on the labs that process covid tests, they typically don’t regulate the site operators that administer the tests.

Posted in Coronavirus/COVID-19, Homepage Featur, Politics, Health |
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Extra Edition: Historic Overtime Pay for Farmworkers. Also, Help for Health Insurance Buys.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 18 PROGRAM # 9505 11:00 AM PT Extra Edition: Historic Overtime Pay for Farmworkers. California farmworkers have now the right to get the same overtime pay that most other workers have. The new law, first of its kind in the nation, began taking full effect on January 1st for most businesses and farms. […]

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Posted in Economy, Línea Abierta, Politics, Health |
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Immigration Edition.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 18 PROGRAM # 9506 12:00 PM PT Immigration Edition. The US Treasury Department released a final rule that prohibits states from using COVID-19 relief funds to build new prisons or expand existing ones. Yet, Alabama and other states have outlined plans to sidestep and use American Rescue Plan funds to finance new prisons […]

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Posted in Coronavirus/COVID-19, Línea Abierta, Politics |
En Georgia, la votación anticipada comenzó el lunes con algunos votantes esperando hasta 10 horas en línea. Se informaron problemas técnicos con las máquinas de votación en el sitio de votación más grande del estado en Atlanta.Foto: https://www.democracynow.org.

(Español) El obstruccionismo daña el avance democrático de las minorías

(Español) Martin Luther King, Jr, hace 59 años: “Me parece que la tragedia es que tenemos un Congreso con un Senado que tiene una minoría de senadores equivocados que usarán el obstruccionismo (filibuster) para evitar que la mayoría de la gente vote”.

Posted in Elections, Hacia el Voto 2020, Homepage Featur, Politics |
Republicanos rechazan emergencia nacional de Trump en el Senado. Foto: KSFY.com

(Español) Termina paciencia de demócratas y discuten hoy la Ley de Derechos de Voto en el Senado

(Español) La Ley de Avance de Votación o protecciones electorales de John Lewis fue despojada de sus componentes por la Corte Suprema, que de otra manera habría permitido nuevamente el escrutinio del Departamento de Justicia a los estados con un patrón de violaciones electorales.

Posted in Elections, Historia, Homepage Featur, Politics |
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Racial Healing Day. Also, Tribute to Civil Rights Icon.

MONDAY, JANUARY 17 PROGRAM # 9506 12:00 PM PT Racial Healing Day. Stating that it is time for the US to reckon with racism and healing is at the heart of racial equity, leaders from philanthropy and media, and culture-bearers are calling for another national day of racial healing to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr’s […]

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Posted in Justicia Racial, Línea Abierta, Politics |
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Mexico Edition.

FRIDAY, JAN 14 PROGRAM # 9503 12:00 PM PT Mexico Edition. Mexicans in the US have sent historic amounts of remittances back home amid the hardships of the pandemic. An expert talks about efforts to transform remittances into productive investments in the emigres’ hometowns, including migrant bonds and microbanks in San Quintin and other rural […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Politics |
Susana Duran es directora estatal de la organización Poder Latinx, destacó la urgencia por que el Congreso codifique la ley de derechos de voto. Foto: HNS.

In Georgia, President Biden Calls for Voting Rights Protections

This week, President Biden traveled to Atlanta, a city known as the birthplace of the civil rights movement, where he issued a national call to defend minority voting rights and change Senate filibuster rules if necessary.

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Posted in Weekly Edition, Elections, Homepage Featur, Politics |
Lourdes Cárdenas en el patio trasero de su casa en Fresno, valle central de California. Foto: Nadia López.

California’s Historic Law on Overtime Pay for Farmworkers Goes into Effect

Farmworkers in California can now receive extra pay for time worked beyond eight hours per day or 40 hours per week. The law, which began to be phased in three years ago, went into full effect on Jan. 1 for any employer with at least 26 employees on the payroll.

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Posted in Homepage Featur, Immigration, Politics, Jobs |
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“Chavela.” (Repeat), also “Vanishing Frontiers.”

THURSDAY, JANUARY 13 PROGRAM # 9502 12:00 PM PT “Chavela.” (Repeat). The film “Chavela: Trailblazer, Rebel, Icon,” showcases the life of the late ranchera singer Chavela Vargas. Born in Costa Rica, Chavela moved at an early age to Mexico City, where during the 1950s broke with Mexican mainstream conventions by dressing in pants, drinking tequila, smoking […]

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