Legal Machinations of SAWS Trustees and CEO Raise Serious Ethical Concerns

Legal Machinations of SAWS Trustees and CEO Raise Serious Ethical Concerns

Victor Landa March 1, 2021

In late January, SAWS and the City of San Antonio dropped their legal action against the SAWS Act PAC citizens’ coalition that is seeking changes at the publicly owned utility […]

Climate Change Expected to Increase Displacement, Migration

Victor Landa February 11, 2021

HOUSTON — The Biden administration has said it wants to prevent worst-case scenarios due to climate change, and Texas has several risks that need to be addressed. A 2020 study by […]

COVID-19 Increases Number of Children Going Hungry

Victor Landa

AUSTIN, Texas — More than two million children are suffering from food insecurity in Texas, where the rate has increased more than 7% since the start of the pandemic. Harris […]

Poll: White Americans Unaware of Pollution Impacts in Disadvantaged Areas

Victor Landa

AUSTIN, Texas — When high pollution levels occur in a neighborhood, residents are likely to be Black or Latino families, and a new survey finds many white Americans are unaware of the […]

A united Hispanic Caucus supports articles of impeachment against Donald Trump

Victor Landa January 12, 2021

All 34 members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus have unanimously agreed to support impeachment, calling for the immediate removal of President Donald Trump, now in his final days of office. […]

The US economic recovery is skipping Latina and Black women

Victor Landa

The American economy is slowly recovering, but Black and Hispanic women are being left behind. The latest data show the US unemployment rate stayed steady at 6.7% for the month […]

‘Not ready’: These Californians hesitant to take COVID vaccine, despite surge

Victor Landa

Mina Perez, of Sacramento, could be among the millions of Californians to receive a vaccine this year to protect against a virus that has infected more than 2.4 million people […]

Biden Says He’ll Introduce Immigration Bill ‘Immediately’

Victor Landa January 11, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden says he’ll introduce immigration legislation “immediately” after taking office later this month, and that his Justice Department will investigate the Trump administration’s separation of migrant children from […]

Advocates worry vaccines will be out of reach for Black and Hispanic neighborhoods devastated by COVID-19

Victor Landa

COVID-19 has been disproportionately deadly for communities of color in Texas. And advocates for those communities are worried that they will have more trouble accessing vaccinations than the white population […]

Job Losses in 2020 Were Worst Since 1939, With Latinos, Blacks, Teenagers Among Hardest Hit

Victor Landa

December capped the worst year for U.S. job losses in records tracing back to 1939, with Hispanics, Blacks, teenagers and high-school dropouts hit particularly hard. In 2020, the economy shed […]