Opinion

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UA JOURNALISM CHAPTER BORN

University of Arizona journalism students have formed a campus chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Only four other universities have student chapters. NAHJ was founded in 1984 with the mission of increasing the ranks of Hispanics in the news business. The Latino students say they formed the chapter to give Hispanics a voice […]

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CRIMINAL STEREOTYPES

CRIMINAL STEREOTYPES

Some immigration foes attribute rises in crime rates to the influx of undocumented workers. Now one study offers statistics to refute hearsay. Immigrants – legal or undocumented – don’t raise crime rates, and incarceration rates among younger men is lowest for immigrants. These findings come from a report from the Immigration Policy Center, an immigrant-advocacy group […]

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VALLEY LEADERSHIP HONORS MAN & WOMAN OF YEAR

VALLEY LEADERSHIP HONORS MAN & WOMAN OF YEAR

Valley Leadership honored its 2006 Man and Woman of the Year at a luncheon March 28 at the Arizona Biltmore. Luz Sarmina, president and CEO of Valle del Sol, and Bill Post, chairman of the board of Arizona Public Service, will be lauded for their respective leadership roles. In her role at Valle, Sarmina has […]

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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 […]