My perspective

 Dr. Leslie Baxter

El Grupo contributes to overdue study

El Grupo contributes to overdue study

Dr. Baxter, with the Barrow Neurological Institute: Hispanics more likely to have Alzheimer’s; less likely to know it

 Daniel R. Ortega Jr.

Radical law demands leadership

Radical law demands leadership

On Friday, April 23, all eyes were on Arizona, awaiting the moment when Gov. Jan Brewer would act on the nation’s most punitive anti-immigrant legislation

 LPM Staff

my perspective on: small businesses

my perspective on: small businesses

It has long been said “the business of America is business.” We might very well say “the business of Arizona is small business.” Small businesses make up more than 96 percent of our state’s employers, as well as the bulk of the membership in the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. It’s important for our elected […]

 Maria-Elena Ochoa, MBA

Girl Scouting

Girl Scouting

March is National Women’s History Month. In our state, a number of organizations celebrate women who have made a historical impact, such as the Arizona Women’s Heritage Trail and the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame. The women honored have paved the way for all of us. Some of these women are still with us today. […]

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Expecting more for a strong Arizona

Expecting more for a strong Arizona

As the chairman of Expect More Arizona and a native Arizonan, I am both optimistic and concerned about the future of our great state. I am optimistic that Arizona will continue to be recognized for its natural scenic beauty, incredible climate and the passionate spirit of its people. My concerns, however, are rooted in our […]

 Senator Amanda Aguirre

The gifts of education and health care

The gifts of education and health care

Gift giving evokes images of ribbons, wrapping paper, and, given the season – shopping! Yet, the most valuable gifts can’t be purchased at a store or crammed into a box. I learned this a long time ago from my parents, both elementary school teachers, who taught me there was no greater gift in life than […]

 Hector Araujo

Pay it forward

Pay it forward

Once again Mrs. Johnson insisted I go to class. I was a regular in her office. I would say to her, “But it’s my last class of the day. The year’s almost over, so we aren’t doing much anyway.” I would try to miss class as much as possible; she knew that. Other than my […]

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A survivor’s journey

A survivor’s journey

Editor’s note: On Sept. 4, 2009, Maria-Elena Ochoa, Director of the Division for Women in the Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families, interviewed Maria E. Varela, a domestic violence survivor, to prepare a contribution to the Health section of this month’s issue of LPM (see page 58). Ms. Varela felt it was important to […]

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Latinos and the Arizona Republican Party

Latinos and the Arizona Republican Party

A sharing of values

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Latinos and the Arizona Democratic Party

Latinos and the Arizona Democratic Party

Party is on right side of history