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Sunnyside School District boundaries (Credit: Image taken from the District's website).

ACLU impugnaría sistema electoral del distrito escolar de Sunnyside

La Junta del Distrito Escolar de Sunnyside podría ser la próxima jurisdicción en enfrentarse a una demanda por violar la Ley del Derecho al Voto del Estado de Washington. Un grupo notificó al Distrito que el sistema electoral diluye el voto latino y, si esto no se corrige, el Distrito podría terminar en los tribunales.

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This is the Sunnyside School District boundary map available on the Sunnyside School District website.

ACLU to challenge Sunnyside School District Board elections

The Sunnyside School District Board could be the next jurisdiction to face a lawsuit for violating the Washington State Voting Rights Act. A group has notified the District that the election system dilutes the Latino vote, and if it’s not fixed, the District could end up in court.

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Farmworkers in the Skagit Valley tulip fields. (Credit: Brad Smith / Flickr)

New funding to build farmworker housing in the Pacific Northwest, nationwide

The United States Department of Agriculture is soliciting applications for funding to build farmworker housing nationwide.
In the Pacific Northwest, leaders hope the money can address gaps in farmworker housing. The Pacific Northwest is in a housing crisis and that impacts rural small businesses and agricultural producers, as well as farmworkers, said Helen Price Johnson, who is the Washington State Rural Development director for the USDA.

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