Brett Kavanaugh nomination faces delay

WASHINGTON — The Senate could be forced to delay a vote on Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation after Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake called for up to a one-week delay so that the FBI can investigate sexual assault allegations facing President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee. The Judiciary Committee voted 11-10 on party lines Friday afternoon to advance Kavanaugh's nomination to the Senate floor. But the vote came after a chaotic scene in which Flake -- who announced his support for Kavanaugh earlier Friday, and then appeared to have a change of heart -- and other senators were involved in an hourlong, behind-the-scenes negotiation about how to proceed. "I think it would be proper to delay

NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP TO HOST ONLY TEXAS GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE TELEVISED STATEWIDE ON SEPTEMBER 28

IRVING, Texas (September 19, 2018) – Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) (the “Company”) announced today that it will host the only Texas gubernatorial debate between incumbent Governor Greg Abbott (R) and former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez (D) on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. CT. The one-hour, statewide debate will air on Nexstar stations KXAN-TV (NBC), KRBC-TV (NBC), KAMR-TV (NBC), KVEO-TV (NBC), KTSM-TV (NBC), KAMC-TV (ABC), KMID-TV (ABC), KSAN-TV (NBC), KTAL-TV (NBC), KETK-TV (NBC), KWKT-TV (FOX) and KFDX-TV (NBC), in addition to select broadcast partners, including KPRC-TV (NBC), KSAT-TV (ABC) KRIS 6.2 (CW) and KXAS-TV (NBC) as well as select Telemundo stations and

HNBA Statement on One Year Anniversary of Hurricane Maria

WASHINGTON, DC -- The National President of the Hispanic National Bar Association issued the following statement to commemorate the one year anniversary of Hurricane Maria and the humanitarian crisis left in its wake across Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: “This week, our hearts and minds are with the families devastated and displaced by Hurricane Maria, a tragedy exacerbated by our government’s inadequate response to one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history,” said HNBA President Jennifer Salinas. “We turn to our leaders and ask that they reflect on how our nation could have done better for those affected, and how the need continues. There is still an opportunity to right t

Miguel Levario Discusses the Breakdown of Debate Negotiations Between his Campaign, the Lubbock Cham

LUBBOCK, TX — During the past week, the Levario campaign has been in talks with the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce about a debate on October 22nd. In response, Miguel Levario, Democratic Candidate for Texas’ 19th Congressional district released the following statement: “While I fully support having a debate with Rep. Arrington, the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce has proven to be an incompatible sponsor. My campaign has focused on open, inclusive dialogue in order to reach voters. I feel strongly that the debate should reflect this same openness and transparency. The suggested guidelines, which the Chamber is unwilling to discuss or modify, guarantees exclusivity and obscurity. The Chamber has stat

Nearly 60 Percent of Latino Voters Have Yet to Be Contacted by Candidates or Parties in Advance of

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Less than two months before Latino voters head to the polls for the 2018 midterm elections, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund and Latino Decisions released the toplines and crosstabs of the third wave of its ten-week national tracking poll of Latino registered voters. Results from the third week of the NALEO Educational Fund/Latino Decisions Weekly Political Tracking Poll offer exclusive insights into the Latino electorate this year, including newly released crosstabs that break down Latino voters surveyed by state/region, age, gender, generational status, and more. Each week a fresh sample of 250 registered v

United Way Promotes Reading through Event with 5 School Districts

Lubbock Area United Way hosts it’s first United We Read event on September 20th. Volunteers from the City of Lubbock, Lubbock County, and local businesses will be in 190 Lubbock ISD, Frenship ISD, Lubbock-Cooper ISD, Shallowater ISD and New Deal ISD 2nd grade classrooms. More than 3,500 students will participate in the event. Students will be reading The Little Red Fort by Brenda Maier at the same time across all districts and participating in activities based on the book. Sponsors of the event are Covenant Children’s Hospital, Betenbough Homes, Scholastic Books, and United Supermarkets. Every child will go home with a copy of the book and a craft to go along with the story. Community Impact

Immigrant Rights Organizations Sue USCIS Over Backlog of 753,000 Citizenship Applications

(Los Angeles, CA) - On Citizenship Day, September 17, as the nation celebrates the ideals of full and inclusive citizenship, immigrant rights organizations and their attorneys will announce legal action against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) to address the skyrocketing naturalization backlogs. This action is based on the agency’s failure to respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to produce documents related to the backlog of citizenship applications. NPNA, a coalition of 37 immigrant and refugee rights groups, filed the FOIA request on August 6, 2018, and is represented by CHRCL and CHIRLA. They are all joined in the lawsuit by UnidosUS, CASA, OneAmerica, th

LPD Investigating Attempted Kidnapping

(LUBBOCK, TX) – Detectives with the Lubbock Police Department Crimes Against Children Unit continue to investigate an attempted kidnapping reported Tuesday night in south Lubbock. Around 8:30 p.m. on September 11th, LPD officers responded to the 7200 block of Avenue W after a Hispanic male reportedly tried to abduct a 15-year-old girl. Officers were advised the teenager was walking in the area while talking on her phone when a male grabbed her from behind, wrapping one arm around her body and using the other hand to cover her mouth. Neighbors heard the teen scream and came outside. The suspect then let the teen go, got into a pickup truck and fled the area. The neighbors walked the teen back

New Report Shows Stark Contrast Between Racial Diversity of Top Staff in U.S. House of Representati

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund today released a statement from Chief Executive Officer Arturo Vargas on the release of a new report from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies on racial diversity among top staff in the U.S. House of Representatives: “While we continue to make strides electing more Latinos to the U.S. House of Representatives each election cycle, this report makes clear that we still have a tremendous amount of work to do before the top staff of Congress’ lower chamber is fully reflective of the diversity of the nation. “Despite accounting for more than 17 percent of the U.S. po

New Poll Finds Latino Voters Still Being Ignored in Lead Up to Election 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Latino voters prepare to head to the polls in less than two months, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund and Latino Decisions released the results of the first wave of a ten-week tracking poll of Latino registered voters. Results from the first week of the NALEO Educational Fund/Latino Decisions Weekly Political Tracking Poll offer exclusive insights into the Latino electorate this year, including Presidential and Congressional favorability, candidate positions, political party evaluations, policy issue priorities, and more. The poll was conducted by Latino Decisions from August 28 - September 3, 2018, with mo

CENTERS TO HOST MEDICARE PART D OPEN ENROLLMENT PRESENTATIONS

Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the South Plains Association of Governments (SPAG) Area Agency on Aging, will be offering Medicare Part D Open Enrollment presentations to educate the public on how the enrollment process works and details on dates and deadlines. This presentation is being offered at the following community and adult activity centers: Friday, September 7, 2018, 11:45 a.m. Trejo Supercenter, 3200 Amherst, (806) 767-2705 Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 11:45 a.m. Rawlings Community Center, 213 40th Street, (806) 767-2704 Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 11:45 a.m. Simmons Adult Activity Center, 2004 Oak Avenue, (806) 767-2708 Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 11:45 a.m.

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