Immigrants http://nwpr.org en In-State Tuition For Undocumented Immigrants In Oregon http://nwpr.org/post/state-tuition-undocumented-immigrants-oregon <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Classes begin next week at state universities around Oregon. This year Oregon becomes one of 15 states with a tuition equity program. That means some young undocumented immigrants will be paying in-state tuition rates rather than out-of-state rates that are three to four times higher.</span></p><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:13:45 +0000 Jacob Lewis 34630 at http://nwpr.org 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 Oregon Sikhs Remember Those Killed In Shooting http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-sikhs-remember-those-killed-shooting <p>Hundreds gathered in Salem Tuesday evening to remember victims of the recent mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. Sikh and non-Sikh speakers at the candlelight vigil emphasized peace and unity. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman spoke with some of those who attended the vigil. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 14:13:40 +0000 Chris Lehman 13017 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Sikhs Remember Those Killed In Shooting Softball Knits Northwest Palauan Community http://nwpr.org/post/softball-knits-northwest-palauan-community <p>This weekend, sports fans worldwide turn their attention to London and the start of the Summer Olympics. But there&#39;s another international athletic competition here in the Northwest that will draw hundreds of immigrants from the tiny island nation of Palau. It&#39;s a softball tournament that&#39;s become a major event in the lives of Pacific Islanders living in our region and beyond. Journalist Bill Lascher has our story. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:54:38 +0000 Bill Lascher 12214 at http://nwpr.org Softball Knits Northwest Palauan Community Forest Service Ordered To Stop Using Border Patrol As Interpreters http://nwpr.org/post/forest-service-ordered-stop-using-border-patrol-interpreters The U.S. Forest Service can no longer use Border Patrol agents as interpreters. That’s according to an order from the federal agriculture department that was made public this week. <p> The issue stems from a case on the Olympic Peninsula near Forks last year. A Latino man and woman were picking salal … that’s shrub used in floral arrangements. <p> They were stopped by a Forest Service officer who said the couple did not have a permit to harvest salal. The man and woman were not native English speakers. The officer called in Border Patrol agents to interpret and for backup. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 13:32:39 +0000 Derek Wang 9275 at http://nwpr.org