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Hispanic and Latino Americans

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Top Hispanic and Latino Americans Articles

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  • Florida Hospital seeks to register donors for bone marrow transplants

     
    In a drive to recruit bone-marrow transplant donors, Florida Hospital is asking for a little bit of your DNA. The five to ten minute cheek swab collects volunteers’ genetic information, which is then added to a national bone marrow registry. A...
  • DNC up in Orlando with Spanish-language Obama ad

     
    The Democratic National Committee is going up with a Spanish-language ad praising President Barack Obama for his support of health-care programs for children and the elderly as well as education and student loan programs that benefit Hispanics. In a...
  • Expert gives pros, cons of ward system

     
    Elgin may not find much advantage in switching from an at-large city council to one elected from wards, at least according to one expert. Kimberly Nelson, …...
  • George Ramos, reporter and friend -- R.I.P.

     
    My pal and colleague George Ramos, one of the longtime stalwarts of The Times newsroom, was found dead in his Morro Bay home over the weekend. Karen Velie, an investigative reporter he had mentored at the online CalCoastNews, insisted that......
  • Pew report: About 13% of adults online in the U.S. use Twitter

     
    About 13% of online adults in the U.S. also use Twitter, according to a new report released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. That's up from 8% about 6 months ago -- a testament to the five-year-old social networking site's growing popularity. More...
  • Obama’s PR visit, a strategy to get votes in Florida?

     
    Puerto Rico has been absent from the travel calendar of sitting American presidents for five decades now. The last one of them to visit the island was John F. Kennedy, almost exactly 50 years ago. Not even hurricane Hugo in all of its category-five...
  • New congressional map on way to Quinn's desk

     
    Posted by Rick Pearson at 2:22 p.m.; updated at 2:23 p.m. SPRINGFIELD --- Democrats in the Senate sent Gov. Pat Quinn a new map of the state’s congressional boundaries for the next decade, a plan which carves up suburban districts......
  • Huracanes: Emergency authorities want Hispanics to be prepared

     
    Hurricane season started and Central Florida Emergency Management personnel wants you to be prepared. The last season did not greatly impact Central Florida, but the local emergency experts are reminding residents of the devastating 2004 storm season. A...
  • SteelStacks Pavilion to feature Marcia Ball, Ambrosia -- and Blood Sweat & Tears?

     
    ArtsQuest is holding a news conference this morning at its Town Square at SteelStacks, the plaza area outside its ArtsQuest Center, to announce details of the schedule for its Levitt Pavilion, scheduled to open July 2 and offer 40 free......
  • McHenry County sheriff says no racial profiling in department

     
    The McHenry County sheriff's office has acknowledged some deputies routinely labeled Hispanic drivers as white in their records of traffic stops, but departmental leaders deny …...
  • SteelStacks pavilion to open July 2 with blues singer, feature 41 concerts and children shows

     
    An artist's conception of the Levitte Pavilion at SteelStacks The Levitt Pavilion at the new SteetStacks entertainment complex in south Bethlehem will open with a July 2 concert by blues singer Marcia Ball, and offer 41 free concerts this summer......