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California State Superintendent Speaks Out on Family Separation Crisis
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California State Superintendent Speaks Out on Family Separation Crisis

Calif. State Public Instruction joins lawsuit against the Trump administration challenging its practice of refusing entry for asylum seekers State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released a statement Friday on the Trump administration’s policy of separating families seeking asylum from human rights abuses, violence, and crime. “I am saddened and angered by the treatment…

NIH Budget Cuts Will Damage ‘The American System’
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NIH Budget Cuts Will Damage ‘The American System’

By Sandip Shah and Joe Black The Trump administration is pushing for dramatic cutbacks at the National Institutes of Health. The proposed $5.8 billion cut from the agency’s annual $32 billion budget would translate into 5,000 to 8,000 fewer grants per year for basic medical research. But the impact of such cuts would actually be…

Asian-Americans Advancing Justice Condemns Trump Proposal
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Asian-Americans Advancing Justice Condemns Trump Proposal

  Proposal is newest effort by Trump administration to unjustly profile travelers based on race and national origin On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) set forward a proposal to collect private social media information from Chinese visitors entering the U.S. on tourist and business visas. In response, Asian Americans…

Can President Trump Kill Common Core?
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Can President Trump Kill Common Core?

  Opinion By Mary McNulty “Common Core is gone. We are getting rid of Common Core. We’re bringing education to a local level. The people in this community—every time I see them, they want education locally. The parents, the teachers. They want to do it—they don’t want bureaucrats in Washington telling them how to educate…

Local Activists Mobilize in San Gabriel Valley
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Local Activists Mobilize in San Gabriel Valley

  By Terry Miller Motorists are used to seeing people with signs on the freeway off-ramps, perhaps almost numb to the staggering number of homeless people asking for ‘spare change,’ seemingly everywhere in Los Angeles County. However, on Tuesday morning, about 10 local activists dotted cities from Pasadena to Monrovia asking NOT for money but…