-- by Mercedes Olivera, The Dallas Morning News:
As the presidential race tightens up and polls start to show a closer match, we're seeing more attention focused on key voting blocs, especially Latino voters.
Conversely, Latino voters are also keenly aware of this election and are talking about it with family, friends and co-workers.
But in this election year more than others, Latino millennials are coming under greater scrutiny as demographic changes become difficult to ignore.
-- by Christopher Conover, Arizona Public Media:
In a state where one-third of residents are Latinos, candidates are searching for ways to connect with the formidable demographic.
Arizona is fourth in the nation by proportion of Latino population turnout is still low. Candidates have been trying to turn that around with Spanish-language ads and phone banks making calls targeting the group.
A recent poll from a group called Latino Decisions found that nine out of 10 Latinos reported they plan to cast ballots in November.
-- by Bill Chappell, NPR:
Arizona's attorney general will issue new guidance about the state's immigration enforcement law, as part of an agreement with a coalition of immigrant rights groups that in return will drop their legal challenges to the controversial Senate Bill 1070 that took effect in 2010.
-- by Marwa Eltagouri, The Chicago Tribune:
he majority of Illinois children will be of a minority or mixed race by 2020, according to projections recently released by demographers at two public policy institutions.
-- by David Lauter, The Los Angeles Times:
Barack Obama’s presidency appears to have profoundly shifted the voter coalitions behind the two major parties, with older and blue-collar whites moving to the Republicans as college graduates and secular voters have accelerated their shift to the Democrats.
-- a New York Times editorial by Emma Roller:
Jacob Monty is not a RINO — a Republican in Name Only — even though some of his hate mail says otherwise. Mr. Monty, an immigration lawyer in Houston, has been deeply involved in Republican politics in Texas and nationally for much of the past 20 years. He was a fund-raiser for both of George W. Bush’s campaigns, and estimates that he has personally contributed more than $250,000 to Republican candidates.
-- by Nick Gass, Politico.com:
The closest Donald Trump gets to Hillary Clinton in a new Univision poll of Hispanic voters out Tuesday is a 24-point deficit in Florida, as surveys from that state, as well as Arizona, Colorado and Nevada, show the Democratic presidential nominee with a dominant edge.
-- by Kristina Puga, NBC News:
Though there's a lot of work to do to continue increasing test scores and improving graduation rates among Latino students — especially in lower-income areas with less resources — seldom do we hear of the Latino game changers who are bringing solutions to education issues.
-- by Brett Wilkes, for The Hill:
Currently pending before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, H.R. 5230 is a bill aimed at overturning 40 years of case law that clearly identifies what constitutes a pyramid scheme and serves to protect consumers from such predatory practices. The bill is backed by the Direct Selling Association, which includes members such as Herbalife, whose business model depends on some form of pyramid scheme to exist.
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