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Latino issues beat lost in ‘Republic’ newsroom shakeup

Latino issues beat lost in ‘Republic’ newsroom shakeup

Internal changes at The Arizona Republic have eliminated the Hispanic issues beat at a time when booming Latino demographics are influencing all facets of Arizona life. In addition, a team of Latino reporters led by editor Teclo Garcia to staff the Republic’s now-defunct íExtra! section has been dismantled and will be reintegrated into other teams, […]

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San Diegan takes Estrella mountain CC helm

San Diegan takes Estrella mountain CC helm

When it was announced that Homero Lopez would be stepping down after 31 years as president of Estrella Mountain Community College, MCCD Chancellor Rufus Glasper turned to Augustine P. Gallego to serve as interim president of the west Valley college. Gallego, who served as chancellor of the San Diego Community College District from 1990-2004, has […]

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Foundation’s 2-day festival fetes activist Chavez

Foundation’s 2-day festival fetes activist Chavez

A two-day celebration of the late Arizona civil rights activist will fill several stages and the grounds of Steele Indian School Park March 31 – April 1. With help from the city of Phoenix, television stations Fox 10 and MY45, the Cesar Chavez Foundation will host the national event to raise funds for its educational initiative […]

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TELEMUNDO STAYING IN TOUCH

Recently LP Journal told readers about the drastic downsizing suffered at the local Spanish-language Telemundo affiliate. Despite that setback, remaining employees have managed to put together a new community information and outreach program, Arizona al Día, Edición Dominical. The program, which airs at 5 p.m. Sundays on Telemundo 48, features a community calendar and a […]

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Recognition for Diaz?

Chances are good that a west Phoenix senior center will carry the name of a Hispanic hero. Which Hispanic hero remains a question, as the Phoenix Heritage Commission members will decide through hearings. The Phoenix City Council will have final approval, which name the building will wear. Phoenix Councilman Tom Simplot, District 4, has proposed […]

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State bar to hire diversity coordinator

Two decisions made by the board of governors for the State Bar of Arizona may mean more abogados (lawyers) in the courtrooms and on the judicial benches. An 80-member bar task force, made up of a diverse group of attorneys, submitted the proposals in December. The task force was headed by co-chairs Sal Rivera and […]

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INTERNET PORTAL CONNECTS TRIBAL LEADERS

The University of Arizona College of Law is using the Internet to connect tribal leaders, attorneys, judges and college students to information regarding Native American sovereignty and research. A new Web portal designed to promote nation building among Native American communities has unveiled the first in a series of distance learning modules designed for tribal […]

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Have debt? Can’t travel

Have debt? Can’t travel

People who owe child support will find their travel options outside the United States blocked until they pay up. Beginning Jan. 23, U.S. citizens traveling by air between the United States and Mexico, Canada, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda will need a valid passport. Previously, all travelers could flash a driver’s license […]

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WALL OF TRIBUTE

WALL OF TRIBUTE

Manuel Pacheco, President Emeritus of the University of Arizona, has often been honored for his many achievements, but the newest accolade looks like it will stand for quite a long time. At a November reception UA President Robert Shelton and President Emeritus Peter Likins were on hand to unveil a tribute wall at the Manuel […]

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MEXICO RECOGNIZES HUMANE GROUPS

Humane Borders, the border watch agency that named a donated border water station after controversial Mesa Legislator Russell Pearce, has received an honorary award from Mexico. The Rev. Robin Hoover, president, received the Premio Nacional de Derechos Humanos 2006 from new Mexican President Felipe Calderon in Mexico City. Sacha Feinman is a freelance journalist who […]