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Enrollment Specialist Horacio Castaneda (L) helps Rosa Ayala Cruz (R) apply for health benefits. (credit: Chris Schneider/Getty Images)

Hispanics Being Left Behind In Health Care Overhaul

Hispanics account for about one-third of the nation’s uninsured, but they seem to be staying on the sidelines as the White House races to meet a goal of 6 million sign-ups by March 31.

03/24/2014

Voters go to the polls. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

27 Percent Of Texas Hispanics With GOP

Hispanic and Anglo residents in Texas identify with the Republican party far more than the national average, according to new polling data that was released on Friday.

02/07/2014

A nine-months pregnant mother poses with her belly before having an examination. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Nearly All States See Drop In Teen Births, But TX Still Leads Nation

The teen birth rates in Texas fell by some 24-percent over the last five years, but the Lone Star State still has the highest number of teen births in the nation, with nearly 43,000 in 2011.

05/23/2013

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Williams: Minority-Student Achievement Gap Too Big

Education Commissioner Michael Williams says Texas’ system for rating schools should rely in part on how well districts close achievement gaps between minority and white students.

11/19/2012

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Hispanic Vote Could Sway Races

Canvassers in several predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods in North Dallas are getting the word out to vote in advance of Tuesday’s elections. Several polling groups are expecting more than 12 million Hispanics to vote across the country this year.

11/05/2012

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Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.

09/27/2012

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Cancer Now Top Killer Among U.S. Hispanics

Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the No. 1 killer among Hispanics in the U.S., and the rest of the country may be only a few years behind.

09/18/2012

Elizabeth Villafranca (L) speaks to a crowd of protesters outside the city hall November 13, 2006 in Farmers Branch. Later in the evening, council members unanimously voted to pass the legislation that would make English the official language of the city and approving fines for landlords and businesses who do business with illegal immigrants. (credit: Brian Harkin/Getty Images)

Ruling Says Farmers Branch Violated Voting Rights Act

A U.S. District Court ruling announced Thursday says the city of Farmers Branch is in violation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

08/02/2012

Voters go to the polls. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Fort Worth City Council Approves New Redistricting Map

The Fort Worth City Council has approved a council-redistricting plan, but the vote was not unanimous. Critics argue the new plan completely ignores the booming Hispanic populations in the southern and central portions of Fort Worth.

CBSDFW.COM–07/24/2012

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Marriott Wardman Park on February 11, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Immigration Suddenly Roiling Presidential Race

President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are courting the nation’s swelling Hispanic population as immigration emerges as a big issue in the presidential contest.

06/21/2012

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New Asian Immigrants Now Surpass Hispanics

For the first time, the influx of Asians moving to the U.S. has surpassed that of Hispanics, reflecting a slowdown in illegal immigration while employers increase demand for high-skilled workers.

06/19/2012

Hispanics accounted for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade. (credit: ELMER MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Hispanics Want To Share Their Background

The description preferred by 51 percent of Hispanics is Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban or other culture they are tied to through family or ancestry.

04/05/2012

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