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Founded in 1846, The AP is headquartered in New York and operates in more than 280 locations worldwide, including every statehouse in the U.S. The AP is one of the largest sources of independent newsgathering, supplying a steady stream of news to its members, international subscribers and commercial customers. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.



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Puerto Ricans face foreclosure wave as moratoriums expire

Danica Coto
Associated Press (AP)
January 24, 2018
Legal experts say it is a scene that will repeat itself in the coming weeks and months on an island that already was seeing a sharp rise in foreclosures before the hurricane.

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Almost all student loan fraud claims involve for-profit colleges, study finds

Associated Press (AP)
November 9, 2017
Students who attended for-profit colleges filed more than 98% of the requests for student loan forgiveness alleging fraud by their schools, according to an analysis of Education Department data published Thursday.

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Renters find extra hurdles to recovery after hurricanes

Claudia Lauer, Adriana Gómez Licón
Associated Press (AP)
October 13, 2017
Rental housing has been a concern in many cities in Texas and Florida after hurricanes Harvey and Irma flooded tens of thousands of homes.

Op-Ed

Every year, millions try to navigate US courts without a lawyer

Lauren Sudeall Lucas, Darcy Meals
Associated Press (AP)
September 21, 2017
Without legal assistance, their issues will likely be unresolved or, worse, wrongly resolved against them.

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Pisgah Legal Services CEO on State Cuts to Legal Aid

Jeremy Loeb
WCQS (Asheville), Associated Press (AP)
August 14, 2017
Not only did North Carolina’s nonprofit legal aid groups see the General Assembly cut much of their state funding used to help poor clients with civil legal troubles, they were at a loss as to why it happened.

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Moore Blames Overzealous Lawyers for Legal Aid Money Cuts

Associated Press (AP)
August 11, 2017
North Carolina's legal aid groups were puzzled when lawmakers this summer cut state funding designed to help poor clients with legal troubles, but now a top legislator has explained why it happened.

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California court to halt license suspensions of poor drivers

Associated Press (AP)
August 8, 2017
Solano County Superior Court will notify traffic defendants of their right to be heard regarding their ability to pay, the coalition said, and the notices will explain their right to ask for a lower fine, a payment plan, or community service.

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North Carolina legal aid gets cut again, it’s unclear why

Associated Press (AP)
August 2, 2017
Poor people who need help fighting a landlord or keeping government benefits can get an attorney for free through North Carolina legal aid programs, but new state budget cuts mean fewer may have that option.

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Judge: Nonprofit legal groups can keep helping immigrants

Associated Press (AP)
July 24, 2017
In April, the Justice Department told the Seattle-based Northwest Immigrant Rights Project that it cannot provide certain legal assistance to immigrants unless it undertakes full, formal representation of them in court.

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Puerto Rico Grapples with Foreclosure Crisis as Thousands Lose Homes

Associated Press (AP)
June 21, 2017
An average of 14 families lose homes every day to foreclosure in Puerto Rico, more than double the rate a decade ago as the island faces a real-estate crash worse than the one that sparked the Great Recession on the U.S. mainland.

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Georgia Still Sending Mentally Ill People To Homeless Shelters

Elly Yu, Alan Judd
Associated Press (AP), Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC)
May 12, 2017
This is the system that Georgia, under pressure from the federal government, pledged seven years ago to radically overhaul. But with a court-enforced deadline fast approaching, the state increasingly seems unlikely to fulfill its promises.

Investigative

Unsafe transportation: ‘Disposable’ farmworkers?

Allen G. Breed
Associated Press (AP)
December 20, 2016
The Associated Press found more than a dozen accidents that left at least 38 dead and nearly 200 injured just since January 2015.

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Vermont advocates work to expand Hepatitis C treatment

Associated Press (AP)
December 4, 2016
The non-profit Vermont Legal Aid is working to make it easier for people suffering from Hepatitis C to get curative treatment under Vermont's Medicaid system.

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Nonprofit law firm tackles lead paint poisoning in children

Associated Press (AP)
November 25, 2016
A nonprofit law firm serving low-income New Hampshire families and seniors has been awarded a $450,000 grant to tackle the problem of childhood lead poisoning.

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DOJ: Virginia driver’s license suspension law is unconstitutional

Associated Press (AP)
November 14, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice is siding with a lawsuit challenging Virginia's practice of suspending the driver's licenses of people who can't pay court costs and fines.

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$1M grant to increase legal aid for abuse victims

Kathleen Ronayne
Associated Press (AP)
July 7, 2016
The Executive Council approved $1 million in new funding last week for New Hampshire Legal Assistance and two other organizations to expand legal aid services to more victims of stalking and domestic violence.

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Seasonal farmworkers face uphill battle for health insurance

Alejandra Cancino
Associated Press (AP)
June 20, 2016
In the United States legally through the H-2A visa program, these farmworkers, like most American citizens and legal residents, must be insured. But reaching them is an uphill battle.

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Study: More help needed for unrepresented in family court

Donna Bryson
Associated Press (AP)
June 10, 2016
Some jurisdictions report it's becoming the norm for at least one party to act on his or her own behalf in family court, often because trained help is out of financial reach.

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Florida changes hep C drug policy for Medicaid

Kelli Kennedy
Associated Press (AP)
June 1, 2016
Florida health officials are changing the state's policy for administering costly hepatitis C drugs to Medicaid patients and will now require insurance companies to provide the drug at an earlier stage in the disease.

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5 Elderly Holdouts Fighting Closure of Assisted-Living Home

Matt Sedensky
Associated Press (AP)
May 7, 2016
Two years after the owner of Prospect Park Residence announced the building in the trendy Park Slope neighborhood would be sold and converted to condos, its fate remains in limbo.

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Nursing homes turn to eviction to drop difficult patients

Associated Press (AP)
May 5, 2016
Nursing homes are increasingly evicting their most challenging residents, advocates for the aged and disabled say, testing protections for some of society's most vulnerable.

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States look to provide lawyers for the poor in civil cases

Dave Collins
Associated Press (AP)
March 30, 2016
More than two dozen bills being considered in 18 states this year would provide public defenders or private lawyers at state expense for low-income people in certain civil cases.

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Review reveals problems protecting workers from pesticides

Jason Dearen
Associated Press (AP)
February 3, 2016
An AP review reveals that the pesticide-safety system designed to protect farmworkers is riddled with problems.

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VA Attorney General announces legal aid for Veterans

Associated Press (AP)
December 7, 2015
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring came to Norfolk Monday morning to announce his office is launching pro bono veterans legal clinics around the state.

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Lawsuit: Court Illegally Jails People Who Can’t Pay Fines

Associated Press (AP)
October 13, 2015
Seven people have sued Mississippi's capital city, saying its municipal court illegally jailed them because they couldn't pay court fines.

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Colorado Potato Packing Plant Settles Sex Harassment Suit

Associated Press (AP)
October 7, 2015
The operators of a Colorado potato packing plant have agreed to pay nearly a half million dollars to settle accusations that it tolerated the sexual harassment of more than a dozen of its female workers for over a decade.

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Washington experiments with more affordable legal advice

Associated Press (AP)
September 27, 2015
Washington is the first state to begin licensing nonlawyers to give legal advice, for a fraction of what lawyers often charge.

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Judge: Maryland prison mistreated transgender inmate

Associated Press (AP)
September 24, 2015
A legal victory forces the Maryland prison system to better train for how to treat transgender people.

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California Moves to Provide Interpreters in All Court Cases

Associated Press (AP)
August 16, 2015
California only guarantees access to an interpreter in criminal cases, not civil cases. The state is looking to change that.

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Lawyers: Immigrant families released quicker from Texas holding centers since ICE policy shift

Associated Press (AP)
July 14, 2015
Mothers with children are being released from Texas immigrant detention centers more quickly in the weeks since the nation's top immigration official announced policy changes.

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Governor to clerk: Do job or resign

Associated Press (AP)
July 10, 2015
The governor clashes with local county clerk over refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the Supreme Court ruling.

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Appeals court upholds ruling in Connecticut food stamp case

Associated Press (AP)
July 7, 2015
A federal appeals court has determined people applying for food stamps in Connecticut have the right to sue the state over delays in processing their applications.

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Pennsylvania AG sues operator of 14 nursing homes

Marc Levy
Associated Press (AP)
July 1, 2015
The Pennsylvania attorney general's office on Wednesday sued the operator of 36 nursing homes after a report from a local civil legal aid program.

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Supreme Court Upholds Key Tool for Fighting Housing Bias

Associated Press (AP)
June 25, 2015
In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court upholds the use of so-called disparate impact, a crucial tool for combatting housing discrimination.

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Texas decriminalizing students’ truancy

Associated Press (AP)
June 20, 2015
After a long-fought battle by advocates, Texas signs a bill to decriminalize truancy.

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Law Schools Fund Firms to Train Recent Graduates

Sudhin Thanawala
Associated Press (AP)
June 14, 2015
Article covering the trend of legal incubator programs.

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Legal aid group says Pennsylvania fell down on the job investigating nursing home complaints

Associated Press (AP)
June 12, 2015
A new report from a civil legal aid organization accuses the Pennsylvania Department of Health of failing to properly investigate complaints about nursing homes.

More older Americans are being buried by housing debt

Paul Wiseman
Associated Press (AP)
June 2, 2015
Housing debt has become a financial threat to senior in the wake of the mortgages crisis.

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Illinois Ranks 49th for How Court System Serves Disadvantaged

Dave Collins
Associated Press (AP)
November 17, 2014
Illinois' court system had the third-worst score in the nation among state judiciaries in serving poor, disabled and other disadvantaged members of the public.

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Better strategies sought to curb domestic violence

David Crary
Associated Press (AP)
November 16, 2014
Two promising initiatives in Pittsburgh and High Point, NC seek to prevent domestic violence.



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