A group of Burmese refugees are working hard to learn English, even though some are illiterate and have never held a pencil. The refugees are seniors who receive Social Security money from the government, but those funds will be cut off in a few years if they don't pass a citizenship test - in English
There has been mixed public reaction to a religious freedom bill that has sparked controversy. SB 1062 would give some protection to businesses and individuals who refuse service to someone based on religious beliefs, but critics say the bill will sanction discrimination against gay people and hurt the state economically.
Best stories from the Fronteras Changing America Desk 2/10-2/14
When Pat Mulroy started her career, people called her Nevada’s water witch. Twenty-five years later she’s known as the water czar. The icon leaves behind a huge legacy in Southwest water management and a few tips about how to sustain the Colorado River water supply.
A new analysis from U.S. Health and Human Services estimates that about eight out of ten Latinos across the nation qualify for tax credits to buy a health plan through Obamacare or for Medicaid.
One in four families in America currently faces medical debt. The Affordable Care Act aims to curb issues with health care access, and in turn lessen debt. But in an Obamacare America, some populations continue to be barred from access and could still be facing mounting bills.
Like it or not, the Affordable Care Act was designed in part to give more people access to health insurance and could solve a number of problems for low-income people: better access to care, better health outcomes, and a reduction of medical debt. However, those who fall through the cracks run the risk of not having care or running up huge medical bills.
The Texas State Board of Education might also consider adding Mexican-American studies as a course option.
Court-ordered changes seek to remake the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, but the price tag will be tens of millions of dollars.
Local black leaders say the party was racist and an assault on the black community, and are demanding tough sanctions.