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Perspectives on Prop. 102

Perspectives on Prop. 102

One man, one woman Proposition 102: It’s about marriage By Frank Macias State chairman, Yes For Marriage Committee This November, Arizonans will have the opportunity to say YES for marriage by voting YES on Proposition 102. Prop 102 is 20 simple and clear words that define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. […]




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A Republican perspective

A Republican perspective

Latino values are American values




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Enriching Phoenix City partners with Latino community to highlight cultural heritage

Enriching Phoenix City partners with Latino community to highlight cultural heritage

By Phil Jones Executive director of the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture (Special to LPM) As the city of Phoenix has grown, so too has its arts and cultural community.  Today, more than 130 nonprofit organizations provide arts and cultural experiences for Phoenix residents and visitors. The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and […]




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Governor scolds Congress

Governor scolds Congress

By Governor Janet Napolitano (Special to Latino Perspectives) With the shift in focus to the Presidential election, it may seem as though the issue of illegal immigration may have slid to the back burner.  Perhaps that is true for the rest of the nation, but it remains very much a front-burner issue in Arizona. For […]




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Illegal Immigration is Just That – ILLEGAL

Illegal Immigration is Just That – ILLEGAL

By Sheriff Joseph Arpaio (Special to Latino Perspectives) Perhaps I see my job as an elected official differently than some other elected officials do.  My job as the Sheriff of Maricopa County is to represent the people I serve and secondly, as a law enforcement professional, to enforce all the laws enacted by the state […]




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Brown Skin and Cracked Tail Lights

Brown Skin and Cracked Tail Lights

By Mayor Phil Gordon (Special to Latino Perspectives) A few months ago, a member of my own staff and her husband went “off-roading” with five other couples.  They were just outside the City of Phoenix, but still in Maricopa County.  All five couples drove past a sign that read “No vehicles beyond this point.” It […]




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Falling for Phoenix

Falling for Phoenix

By Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez Phoenix is the kind of place where, when you move to it in the middle of summer from somewhere more – how do I say this gently? – temperate, at least for that time of year, people want to know: Why? Why would you do this to yourself? Really. The answer to […]




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Tabletop thoughts

Tabletop thoughts

1. Dad longs for a plate piled with spicy carne asada, accompanied by a frosty Negro Modelo, instead of fruity-flavored tea. He wonders why that guac at the other end of the table tastes vaguely like smashed peas. If only his mom was still able to cook… 2. Flour tortillas, an attempt to cling to […]




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