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In case you missed it

| There were two great segments today on 89.3 KPCC's Patt Morrison show that involved minority communities. One examined why it is that the residents of some of Los Angeles County's poorest cities (including Bell, where city officials earn six-figure salaries) pay some of the highest property taxes.

DREAM Act hunger strike continues, entering third week

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Photo by DreamActivist/Flickr (Creative Commons)

Patt Morrison explores why poorest cities have highest property taxes

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Speaking of Bell, where some city officials earn six figures, why is it that residents there pay the second-highest property tax rate in the county? At 1 p.m., Patt Morrison of 89.3 KPCC will discuss a new L.

American snapshot: Bell

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Photo by Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC

In the news this morning

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Now that the battle over Arizona's SB 1070 is set to take place in federal appeals court this fall, the immigration-related news this week is no longer all Arizona, all the time. But there are a number of other interesting stories unfolding, among them these:

As immigration politics play out, border deaths rise

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Report charts a dramatic rise in immigration-related state legislation

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Just saw these eye-opening numbers in a new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures:

Leaked federal immigration memo being debated on AirTalk

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There's a lively debate going on right now on AirTalk regarding the controversial U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services "amnesty" memo, leaked late last week to media. Listen at 89.