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UTSA responds to sign on campus causing controversy

(John Rivera/Getty Images) (SAN ANTONIO, Texas) The University of Texas at San Antonio recently unveiled the new athletics facility with a sign in the entryway that is causing controversy.
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Latino cartoonist is encouraging vaccinations through his art

(John Lamparski/Getty Images) (AUSTIN, Texas) Latino cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz is using his art to encourage people to get vaccinated. Alcaraz is the author of the first nationally syndicated Latino political strip "La Cucaracha," and is now creating art for CovidLatino.org to spread information and encourage vaccinations in Latino communities, especially in the Southwest, according to NBC News.
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Biden administration will not prioritize Puerto Rico's politics

(Puerto Rico) A revived Puerto Rico task force in the White House will focus on rebuilding the territory from the damages of the weather crisis and the pandemic, instead of becoming involved in the congressional debate over Puerto Rico's politics, according to NBC News.
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Austin Latino Coalition to provide vaccinations for those 12 and up

(Fiona Goodall/Getty Images) (AUSTIN, Texas) The Austin Latino Coalition is partnering with the U.S. Hispanic Contractors Association de Austin and Curative to provide vaccines at the 63rd Annual A.B. Cantu/Pan American Summer Hillside Concert Series.
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Teen makes duct-tape dress to honor Tex-Mex roots

(AUSTIN, Texas) A Houston-born 17-year-old entered the Duck Brand competition called "2021 Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest" where she created a dress made entirely out of duct tape that pays tribute to her roots.
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California to compensate for forced sterilizations on women

(California) The state of California has decided to pay reparations to those who were sterilized under eugenics laws between 1909-1979, according to Reuters. The legislation, called The Forced or Involuntary Sterilization Compensation Program will give 7.5 million compensate the survivors who went through the practice. The program was part of a budget deal signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday.
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Austinites and researchers to restore Mexican-American cemeteries

(AUSTIN, Texas) In between private properties in Southeast Austin off Hoeke Lane lays a cemetery where several Mexican-American residents are buried. The area goes by different names: Montopolis Cemetery and San José II. But the headstones are easy to miss, and the area is overgrown with weeds and shrubs, according to KUT.
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Devin Booker of the Suns continues to win fans over

(Christian Petersen/Getty Images) (PHOENIX) The Pheonix Suns have been struggling to reach out to Latino fans from various places. But star Devin Booker gave the team a boost of Mexican pride that was able to reach fans.
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Union calling for more protections for farmworkers in Washington

(Washington State) Washington is dealing with a heatwave and the United Farm Workers are calling on the governor to protect farmworkers. According to the Yakima Herald, the heatwave hitting western Washington can put the cherry crop in danger. But members of the United Farm Workers are tired of hearing more on the protection of the cherries instead of the predominantly Latino workers.
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First Latina to win Pulitzer Prize in poetry

(Álvaro Serrano/Unsplash) (AUSTIN, Texas) Natalie Diaz just made history by being the first Latina to win a Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, according to Remezcla. The half Mexican half Native American won for her work titled 'Postcolonial Love Poem.' The poems spoke about the erasure of indigenous peoples and their lands and all the emotions involved.
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CDC launches a COVID-19 vaccine chat in Spanish

(Carl Court/Getty Images) (AUSTIN, Texas) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with WhatsApp to start a COVID-19 chat in Spanish to work against misinformation.
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Latinas left workforce more than other demographics during pandemic

(AUSTIN, Texas) According to a report by the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative, Latinas have left the workforce at a higher rate than other demographics and have had some of the highest unemployment rates during the pandemic.