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Stimulus Funds Bypass Communities With Dirty Water

New America Media, Investigation, Ngoc Nguyen, May 06, 2010

A New America Media investigation reveals that federal stimulus funds designed to clean up California's drinking water have bypassed most communities whose water is too toxic to drink.

Arizona’s Law May Spark Pro-Immigrant Movement

New America Media , News Report, Valeria Fernández, Apr 24, 2010

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law on Friday, making Arizona the first state in the nation to consider it a crime for a person to be an undocumented immigrant. But the passage of the Arizona law may also have ignited the pro-immigration reform movement.

Escaping a Cambodian Brothel: One Woman's Story

New America Media, Interview, Andrew Lam, Apr 06, 2010

A young Vietnamese woman's chance Internet encounter led to a year of captivity in a Cambodian brothel. She escaped, but thousands of young women and children like her are ensnared every year in a thriving sex trafficking network. Here is her story.

More Young People Moving Back Home

Yo! Youth Outlook, Series of Commentaries, Various Authors, Apr 04, 2010

In the bad economy, more and more Americans are moving back home to live with their parents. Three authors from YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia share their perspectives.

Colorado's H1N1 Tracking Omits Race Data

New America Media, News Report, Video, Elena Shore // Video: Cliff Parker and Paul Billingsley, Mar 31, 2010

Sixty-nine people in Colorado have died of H1N1, the “swine flu” virus, but health department officials don’t know how many of the victims were black or Latino.

Immigration March--Top Story for U.S. Ethnic Media

New America Media, Photo Slideshow, Staff, Mar 24, 2010

While health care has dominated the headlines in U.S. media, the big story this week for the country's ethnic media was Sunday's massive immigration march in Washington, D.C.

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Ethnic Special Needs Children Face Longer Wait for Health Care

New America Media, News report, Vivian Po, Mar 03, 2010

The waiting line for a pediatric specialist can range from 16 to 114 days. Autistic children will have to wait an average of 54 days to see a pediatric neurologist; diabetic children have to wait 56 days to see a pediatric endocrinologist, and children with heart conditions have to wait 39 days.

immigration reform

Immigration Reform Advocates Losing Patience with Obama

New America Media, News report, Marcelo Ballvé, Feb 22, 2010

President Obama promised sweeping changes to the immigration system before taking office and raised immigrants’ hopes. But instead of delivering, the administration has maintained the status quo: high-handed enforcement tactics that separate families and funnel immigrants into substandard immigration courts and detention centers.

Sinaloa

Sinaloa: Living Under the Law of the Narco Lords

New America Media, New Analysis, Manuel Ortiz, article and slideshow, English translation, Mayra Lombera, Feb 12, 2010

Sinaloa, in northern México, is “the cradle of drug trafficking” and one of the most violent and dangerous places in Mexico. On average, eight to 11 people are executed daily in its capital city, Culiacán, as a direct consequence of violence linked to drug-trafficking, government corruption and impunity. For Mexicans, drastic change is the only real solution.

children

Kids' Dental Decay Takes a Bite out of School Attendance

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Feb 02, 2010

Children's tooth decay is a "silent epidemic," a leading cause of school absenteeism, poor academic performance and behavior problems if left untreated, reports NAM health editor Viji Sundaram. February is children's dental health month.

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