By Olivia P. Tallet Published 5:00 am CDT, Thursday, September 20, 2018 As the Houston area’s foreign-born population continues to grow, diversify and participate in the regional economy, the area is becoming a national bellwether on how recent immigration policies are negatively impacting immigrant communities, according to a new report. Entitled “A profile of Houston’s diverse immigrant population in a rapidly changing policy landscape,” the report was released Thursday by the Migration Policy Institute, an immigration think tank in Washington .D.C. It was commissioned by the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative, a coalition of organizations providing legal services to low-income immigrants. “Houston is like a model case in the country to look at how national immigration policy changes are affecting immigrant and the cities (nationwide), because it has such a large population of foreign-born, it’s close to the border and … [Read more...] about Report: Immigrant community in Houston region growing more diverse but facing challenges
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Jennifer Dixon Detroit Free Press Published 1:03 p.m. UTC Aug 9, 2018 As many as 560 license plates belonging to Michigan's largest school district have vanished — and there's finger-pointing all around. The state-issued municipal plates — distinguishable by an “X” between two sets of numbers — could be a hot commodity: There are no annual renewal fees and they are not tied to a vehicle identification number. Good luck tracking down a getaway car or reporting a reckless driver who has somehow gotten an unauthorized municipal plate. It isn’t just theoretical. The Free Press recently spotted a municipal plate that once belonged to the Detroit Public Schools Community District on a car driving up Southfield Road in Lathrup Village. The Michigan Secretary of State issues municipal plates to local governments, police departments, school districts, volunteer fire departments and other public agencies. As of mid-June, the … [Read more...] about Nearly 600 license plates missing from Detroit schools. What happened?
Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 4:29 p.m. UTC Jul 20, 2018 Marsha Rarick, 66, worked 21 years driving a truck and hauling cars, mostly Jeeps out of Toledo. Rarick, who retired at the end of 2016, is collecting around $2,400 month from a Teamsters pension plan that's set to run out of money in a few years. She found herself Friday in a packed union hall at Teamsters Local 299 in Detroit fighting for her pension check. "I'm worried it will be cut all together," said Rarick, who lives in Toledo. "I worked really hard, and now to lose the pension I was working for would be really devastating," she said. Plenty of pensions created through collective bargaining agreements between a union and several employers in a given industry on the verge of crashing. Many of these multiemployer plans cover union workers in construction, retail, mining and transportation. "I've been retired 20 years. Now they want to take it away. What happened to the promise?" asked Robert … [Read more...] about These retirees fear deep cuts to their pensions
After holding a special preview of the all-new third generation Porsche Cayenne in Kuala Lumpur last January 2018, Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) have officially launched the third generation Porsche Cayenne here in Malaysia. This new third generation Cayenne combines even more of the typical Porsche performance with excellent everyday practicality. It also looks so much better than the previous generations, with it looking lower and somehow smaller in perspective. The new Cayenne is launched in two variants: Cayenne (above) and Cayenne S (the white one at the start of this article). The retail base price with zero-rated GST for the new Cayenne and Cayenne S starts from RM745,000 and RM890,000 respectively and all Porsche cars sold by SDAP come with a four-year warranty and free maintenance package which includes complimentary service, parts and labour. The stated price includes all applicable duties, except registration fee, road tax and insurance. … [Read more...] about The Third generation Porsche Cayenne is Officially Launched in Malaysia
Nathan Bomey and John Gallagher Detroit Free Press Published 5:43 p.m. UTC May 24, 2018 Originally published Sept. 15, 2013 Detroit is broke, but it didn’t have to be. An in-depth Free Press analysis of the city’s financial history back to the 1950s shows that its elected officials and others charged with managing its finances repeatedly failed — or refused — to make the tough economic and political decisions that might have saved the city from financial ruin. Instead, amid a huge exodus of residents, plummeting tax revenues and skyrocketing home abandonment, Detroit’s leaders engaged in a billion-dollar borrowing binge, created new taxes and failed to cut expenses when they needed to. Simultaneously, they gifted workers and retirees with generous bonuses. And under pressure from unions and, sometimes, arbitrators, they failed to cut health care benefits — saddling the city with staggering costs that today threaten the safety and quality of … [Read more...] about How Detroit went broke: The answers may surprise you — and don’t blame Coleman Young