Latino issues http://www.kplu.org en Idaho's Hispanic Education Gap Shrinks http://www.kplu.org/post/idahos-hispanic-education-gap-shrinks <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/01/011813JR_HispanicGains_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Idaho is starting to see the education gap narrow for Latino students. That's according to the state's Commission on Hispanic Affairs. Latinos are the fastest growing segment of Idaho’s school system.<p>The commission's director Margie Gonzalez told a legislative panel the days of double digit drop-out rates for Hispanic kids are gone. More Latinos are enrolling in college. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:08:43 +0000 Jessica Robinson 7616 at http://www.kplu.org Idaho's Hispanic Education Gap Shrinks Pastorela shows life between two cultures in Yakima http://www.kplu.org/post/pastorela-shows-life-between-two-cultures-yakima-0 <p>There&rsquo;s a Mexican Christmas tradition called a &ldquo;pastorela.&rdquo; And it&rsquo;s getting a new twist in Yakima.</p><p>A pastorela is a play about the shepherds&rsquo; search for the baby Jesus. This weekend members of the community will perform a pastorela that draws on the real-life experiences of Latinos in the Northwest.</p><p> Thu, 22 Dec 2011 16:00:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 3505 at http://www.kplu.org Pastorela shows life between two cultures in Yakima Poll: Latinos unhappy with both major parties http://www.kplu.org/post/poll-latinos-unhappy-both-major-parties <p>A national poll released Monday shows Latinos are unhappy with both major political parties. The poll posed several questions to Latino registered voters about their attitudes toward candidates and the 2012 election.</p> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 17:43:21 +0000 Northwest News Network 3435 at http://www.kplu.org Census: Washington’s Latino population jumps 71% http://www.kplu.org/post/census-washington%E2%80%99s-latino-population-jumps-71 <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-954327.mp3</p><p>Washington&#39;s Latino population grew 71% in the last decade. That&#39;s according to newly released <a href="http://2010.census.gov/news/releases/operations/cb11-cn45.html">2010 Census Data</a>. The dramatic rise has implications for how Washington redraws its Congressional districts.</p><p> Thu, 24 Feb 2011 14:31:15 +0000 Austin Jenkins & KPLU News Staff 866 at http://www.kplu.org Census: Washington’s Latino population jumps 71%