The National Association of Hispanic Journalists appealed to the FCC this past week to postpone issuing new broadcast ownership regulations until the commission has held a series of public hearings nationwide that allow for the maximum possible public input into its deliberations.

The U.S. Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (formerly the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) issued a new rule on health labels for alcoholic beverages.

Eduardo Aguirre Jr., a Cuban immigrant and a top official at the U.S. Export-Import Bank, will head the Homeland Security Department's Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, the White House announced Thursday.

Arizona Senator John McCain has launched his "Telecommunications Ownership Diversification Act". The program mirrors the previous tax deferral and other market-based incentives to help female- and minority-owned small businesses better compete that was in place several years ago.

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

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