Low income patients at-risk despite available low-cost prescriptions

Dr. Patrick Dowling checks a patient's arm. Ann Johansson/UCLA

By Enrique Rivero, UCLA It was a typical misunderstanding that could have led to disastrous consequences. The man had run out of medication to control his hypertension. But he couldn’t afford to get it refilled, or so he thought. So instead of picking up a simple, generic medication at Wal-Mart or Target for $4, the [...]

Wendy Davis Honors Tim Cole at Memorial Unveiling in Lubbock

Sen. Davis with Cory Session, brother of Tim Cole.

LUBBOCK – This week Democratic gubernatorial candidate Senator Wendy Davis addressed a crowd of hundreds gathered to honor Tim Cole’s legacy of fighting for justice at the unveiling ceremony of a statue made in his image. “I believe we have a responsibility to make sure that Tim Cole’s life serves as an educating moment because [...]

Touched By The System

Mom drops off son at recent job fair.

The perils job seekers with backgrounds confront by Nicole James Scott, NDG Contributing Writer According to a review in March 2013 by the University of Texas School of Law on current practices and recommendations for reform in the state of Texas close to 4.7 million men and women have a criminal background. The review goes on [...]

Texas State Fair Discounts

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State Fair Opening Day on September. 26: Take a full 20-ounce Dasani water or any Coke product and get admission for $6 per donated item. Proceeds benefit the North Texas Food Bank. Kroger:  You can purchase advance general admission/season passes at the service desk.  Price: Adult gen. admission $15.50, season passes $34.95 (includes one-day companion ticket good [...]

City of Irving to Host Minority/Women Business Enterprise Workshop

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The City of Irving will host a Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) workshop to help qualifying businesses learn how to do business with the City of Irving. The workshop called, “Submitting Qualifications for Architectural and Engineering Projects” will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 23  at Irving City Hall, City Council Chambers, 825 W. Irving Blvd. [...]

New Census data shows Americans are slowly climbing out of poverty

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Poverty decreased slightly—by 0.5 percent—last year, according to new data released today from the U.S. Census Bureau. It is the first time a decrease has been seen since 2006. The bureau announced that 14.5 percent of Americans lived in poverty in 2013. Additionally, child poverty declined for the first time since 2000, from 21.8 percent to [...]

NFL Domestic Abusers Get Tap on Wrist


By George E. Curry, NNPA Columnist The NFL – which has been referred to as everything from the National Felons League to, in the cases of players, Not For Long – has imposed a lifetime ban on Ray Rice yet rarely disciplines other brazen offenders. And when a team takes the rare action of disciplining [...]

Del Taco introduces new bowls for only $4

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Del Taco is launching three new Fresca Bowls: premium, made-to-order bowls loaded with fresh ingredients and offering guests a “bowlful of fresh tastes” in every bite. Fresca Bowls, the latest addition to the Del Taco menu, are packed to the rim with fresh, flavorful, high-quality ingredients and are the ideal choice for guests looking for [...]

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