Voting Rights Act http://nwpr.org en Where Are The Foreign Language Households In Washington State? Not Where You Think http://nwpr.org/post/where-are-foreign-language-households-washington-state-not-where-you-think <p></p><p>New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show the Northwest has fewer people who speak a foreign language at home than the country as a whole. But the highest concentrations of foreign speaking households in the region are not where you might expect.</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:38:53 +0000 Jessica Robinson 32227 at http://nwpr.org Where Are The Foreign Language Households In Washington State? Not Where You Think Round Two For Washington Voting Rights Act http://nwpr.org/post/round-two-washington-voting-rights-act <p>Do people vote based on race? That’s a question the Washington Legislature will likely tackle this session. Supporters of a state Voting Rights Act plan to push the measure again this year. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:32:43 +0000 Liz Jones 21191 at http://nwpr.org Data Analysis: Most Northwest City Councils Have No Latinos http://nwpr.org/post/data-analysis-most-northwest-city-councils-have-no-latinos Nearly nine out of 10 city councils across the Northwest have no Latino members. That estimate comes from a database we assembled of Hispanic officeholders in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. One of the cities with no Latino representations is located in one of the most heavily Hispanic parts of our region. We’re talking about the city of Yakima. The ACLU is suing over the issue. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:40:18 +0000 Austin Jenkins 16107 at http://nwpr.org Data Analysis: Most Northwest City Councils Have No Latinos