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Leveling the playing field

Leveling the playing field

By Executive Editor Jim Diaz Arizona’s population increase and economic growth over the past few decades has been widely chronicled and there is little doubt that the rising Latino population has fueled and supported much of that expansion. It is also generally accepted that economic growth, largely driven by real estate and tourism, has led to […]

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FAMILY TIES BIND STATE POLITICS

FAMILY TIES BIND STATE POLITICS

Father-daughter teams are starting to be trendy in state Latino/Latina politics. There’s state Rep. Pete Rios and his fellow Legislator daughter, Sen. Rebecca Rios. There’s Arizona Congressman Ed Pastor and his hija Laura, who is a candidate for the Phoenix City Council. And there’s former Pima County Supervisor Dan Eckstrom and his daughter Jennifer. Dan […]

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HOUSE PASSES BILL TO KILL 8th–GRADE ‘DIPLOMAS’

The Arizona Latino Research Enterprise group has teamed up with state legislators to eliminate eighth-grade certificates in state schools. Students moving from the eighth grade to higher school grades may mistake the certificates for “diplomas,” and drop out of school, goes the reasoning from ALRE leaders. In addition, education typically ends for students in other […]

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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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Brown got the cable food thing down

Brown got the cable food thing down

By Marcos Najera Have you ever wondered where all the Brown people are on TV? They are on the Food Network. Seriously. I finally figured out the results of network television diversity programs. You might think we have our strongest presence on the George Lopez show or Ugly Betty. But if you really want to […]

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A step up

A step up

By Anita Mabante Leach You may as well practice shouting “¡Ole!” and “¡Hechale!” in anticipation of attending Levanto, the two-part performance by Calo Flamenco at the Chandler Center for the Arts. If past shows are any indication, the audience is moved to respond to the sound of zapateado (rhythmic footwork) and syncopated palmas (clapping) as […]

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Puerto Rican sheriff fills gaps in ‘Missing’

Puerto Rican sheriff fills gaps in ‘Missing’

By Angela Rabago Mussi Parents get a chill each time a child kidnapping case hits the news, such as the recent Missouri case where a boy was taken from his bus stop and found four days later in a man’s apartment with another boy who had been missing for more than four years. Reading Missing […]

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2-day McDowell FESTIVAL is one long concert

2-day McDowell FESTIVAL is one long concert

The sounds of Latino rock, New Orleans funk, reggae, jazz and country will come together this month to raise money for local children’s charities. Los Lonely Boys, Bob Weir and Ratdog, the Neville Brothers and Toots & the Maytals headline the fourth annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival at Westworld in Scottsdale April 27-28. Westworld is […]

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