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Activists Rush to Help People Use Obama Immigration Plan

bloomberg.com — Immigrant rights groups across the U.S., cheering President Barack Obama 's move to halt deportations, are already busy advising undocumented people how to take advantage of the changes. Gathering documents such as birth certificates and rent receipts to prove eligibility is a necessary first step, according to Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, California.

Immigrant Children Remain in Legal Limbo in U.S.

businessweek.com — Brian Reyes is 11 years old. In April his mother, Maria, pulled him out of school in Apopa, in central El Salvador, and told him they were leaving for California, where her sisters have lived for the past decade. Maria's brother had been killed by gang members, and when they began to coerce Brian to join, she'd had enough.

Kansans Trust Brownback’s Budget Fix After He Stripped It Bare

bloomberg.com — Kansas voters looked at the numbers and didn't blink. Governor Sam Brownback 's tax-cut crusade converted a $700 million surplus into a $260 million projected deficit. It led detractors within his own party to predict that his vow to accelerate the plan spells disaster for Kansas schools and quality of life.

Nurse Wins Fight Against Ebola Quarantine, Free to Leave Home

bloomberg.com — Nurse Kaci Hickox must follow U.S. Ebola quarantine guidelines under a 24-hour court order granted to state health officials by a Maine judge, the Associated Press reported. The order allows Hickox to go on jogs or bike rides but not be in public places or within three feet of other people, the AP said.

Nurse Defies Ebola Quarantine With Bicycle Jaunt

bloomberg.com — Oct. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Nurse Kaci Hickox, under quarantine orders in Maine after working with Ebola patients in Africa, left her home for a defiant bike ride. Hickox, who has shown no symptoms since a brief fever when she arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport on Oct.

Nurse Hickox Bikes in Defiance of Maine Quarantine Orders

bloomberg.com — Nurse Kaci Hickox, under quarantine orders in Maine after working with Ebola patients in Africa, left her home for a defiant bike ride. Hickox, who has shown no symptoms since a brief fever when she arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport on Oct.

Arkansas Liquor Stores Join Churches to Save Dry Counties

bloomberg.com — Arkansas liquor stores have allied with religious leaders to fight statewide legalization of alcohol sales. The stores in wet counties don't want to lose customers. The churches don't want to lose souls. A ballot issue next week asks voters whether to amend their constitution to permit sales of intoxicating liquors in all 75 counties, up from about half.

Critics denounce U.S. Ebola quarantines

theglobeandmail.com — U.S. President Barack Obama's administration is concerned that required quarantines of health workers returning from West Africa to New York and New Jersey may hurt aid efforts and is preparing new directives, a senior administration official said.

Ebola Quarantine Rules Face White House Scrutiny

bloomberg.com — President Barack Obama's administration is concerned that required quarantines of health workers returning from West Africa to New York and New Jersey may hurt aid efforts and is preparing new directives, a senior administration official said.

Smuggler-Chasing Texas Sheriffs Want Money Not Guardsmen

bloomberg.com — Tap for Slideshow Texas sheriffs are fuming over Governor Rick Perry 's failure to consult them before dispatching 1,000 National Guardsmen to bolster the border with Mexico. Local officers say they've confronted the daily fallout from a porous border and broken immigration system for decades, while the Guard troops will lack authority to make arrests and are unfamiliar with the terrain.
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Nov 22, 2014

Grab the Rent Receipts, Duck the Scams: Activists Prep Immigrants for New Rules - via @BloombergNews bloom.bg/1vyk1jK

Nov 21, 2014

This is an American mall, facing a choice between re-invention and oblivion, opting to surrender: bloom.bg/1z0uHVj by @matt_townsend

Nov 21, 2014

"...viewing the world through a selfie stick is like skiing in that artificial snow park in Dubai." nyti.ms/11ELqCL

Nov 13, 2014

RT @sarahfrier: “I tell women and people of color directly, ‘Don’t you dare advocate for diversity.'” bloom.bg/11kgisM

Nov 11, 2014

"Which is where the Knowledge comes in. It is a weird city’s weird solution to the riddle of itself.." nyti.ms/1oCmTce by @jodyrosen

Nov 06, 2014

“So how’s the Tea Party doing? It took over Congress, that’s what it did. It won.” bloom.bg/1xk6n0i w/ @jennoldham & @BChappatta

Nov 06, 2014

#Kansas voters took a leap of faith w/ Gov. Brownback's promise of prosperity through austerity: bloom.bg/1xk6n0i w/ @jennoldham

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