The United States Supreme Court agreed to review an unprecedented California state court ruling, which effectively eliminates First Amendment protection for companies that speak out on public issues.

The number of the nation's local governments totaled 87,525 in 2002 and nearly one-third of them provided information and services online, according to the first information from the 2002 Census of Governments released by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the official launching of its new Spanish language website. The portal offers New Jersey's Spanish speaking population important information about environmental and public health issues affecting the state.

The Bush administration has launched a Spanish-language Web site designed to give 1.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses better access to information on government grants, trade and high tech issues. To view site CLICK below:

CIRT, Mexico's equivalent to the Federal Communications Commission, has agreed with broadcasters to revise the process in which radio and TV stations are licensed.

ComEd announced that Patricia Pulido Sanchez has joined the company as Vice President of External Affairs – Chicago Operations. Ms.

Congress Merge which enables people to identify who represents them in Congress, unveiled a mirror site in Spanish, the first such site in the United States.

Latino and Latina youth receive disparate and more punitive treatment than their White peers charged with the same offenses, according to a new report commissioned by the Building Blocks for Youth Initiative.

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), as one of the primary partners in the White House goal of boosting the number of minority homeowners by 5.5 million by the end of the decade, will, among other activities, host its second-annual Hispanic Marketing Conference

State and local governments employed 15.4 million "full-time equivalent" workers in 2001, a 2 percent increase over 2000, according to the Commerce Department's Census Bureau.

The National Hispanic Environmental Council joined Congresswoman Hilda Solis (D-El Monte) to applaud her efforts to protect California's remaining wild places through the California Wild Heritage Act of 2002 - a proposal supported

The Direct Marketing Association (The DMA) released results from its "Face of the Teleservices Industry 2002 Survey" showing the potentially devastating impact of proposed Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over-regulation of the teleservices industry.

Leaders from the National Immigration Forum, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, the National Council of La Raza and the Service Employees International Union are joining with dozens of community, labor and religious groups across the country to announce an ambitious nationwide camp

The following is a transcript of remarks by the President honoring Cinco de Mayo:

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much. Sientase.

Mexican workers recruited to work in the United States in the 1940s moved one step closer in their quest to receive pay that was deducted from their paychecks and never paid back.

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