05 02 2016
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HOMESTEAD, Fla.—Immigrants, both legal and illegal, and their allies gathered Monday for marches, prayers and demonstrations on a planned national day of economic protest, boycotting work, school and shopping to show their importance to the country.

Thousands of marchers gathered in cities across the nation -- including Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver, Colo., New York City, Atlanta, Dallas and many more -- for Un Dia Sin Immigrantes, or A Day Without Immigrants.

Others were working Monday but buying nothing as part of the economic boycott around the country. Some planned to attend protests during lunch breaks or after work. Church services, candlelight vigils and picnics also were planned.

May 15 is the last day to sign up for the new prescription program

The deadline is fast approaching for seniors to register for the new Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage program. The complicated new system — there are 77 different coverage plans to choose from — has proven to be confusing and sometimes overwhelming to many senior citizens.

While opinions differ on how cost-effective the program will turn out to be for consumers — and how profitable it will be for the pharmaceutical industry — failing to sign up before the May 15 deadline will mean a lifetime of penalties, said Paul Iarrobino with the Multnomah County Office of Aging and Disability Services.

Districts around state not reporting some students' WASL results

MILTON, Wash.—Brittany Vigoreaux is a statistical anomaly in the world of educational testing and the federal No Child Left Behind law.

As one of a dozen American Indian students at Fife High School, the 15-year-old's test scores are not reported to the federal government to illustrate whether her school is making adequate yearly progress.

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