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Protecting a special reputation

Protecting a special reputation

By  Jim Diaz Executive Editor The chaos and excitement of the holiday season is upon us and this month we take a look at giving in our community. We start with a fascinating story about the remarkable growth, the transition of leadership and the worrisome complexity of Chicanos Por La Causa. We assigned award-winning investigative […]

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Winning wall designs

Winning wall designs

Artists are known for reflecting what they see. Winners of The Reform Institute’s “Design Your Portion of the Border Fence” campaign are no exception. The winning entries were chosen from nearly 2,000 border fence designs created by entrants who were asked to express what they believe the 700-mile border fence (now under construction) conveys. Contestants […]

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Maya taste victory with help of UA law prof

Maya taste victory with help of UA law prof

University of Arizona law professor James S. Anaya and his students claimed victory in late October when the Supreme Court of Belize handed down a landmark decision affirming the right of indigenous Maya communities in Belize to land and resources they have traditionally used and occupied. Anaya, his class and research attorneys of the Indigenous […]

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Riding for change

Wheeling back into the Valley this month is Ryan Reidel, who has been riding the 1,951 miles along the U.S.-Mexico border gathering stories about the people he encounters for a future book. Reidel is a self-described “cyclist for social change.” Reidel’s five-year plan, according to his online bio, is to collaborate on a book of […]

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Grassroots voting efforts pay off for Nowakowski

How did Michael Nowakowski manage to upset Laura Pastor in Phoenix City Council District 7? Pastor, the daughter of Congressman Ed Pastor, was considered the frontrunner because she was endorsed by state and city Democratic leadership that included Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, state Attorney General Terry Goddard, and in October received the 11th hour blessings […]

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Casting about for a winner

Casting about for a winner

Doesn’t seem to matter how easy it is made, some people just don’t bother to cast votes. At least, it seemed that way when LP Journal checked out the voting at Coors Brewing Company’s 2007 Lideres campaign page (www.coorslideres.com). We decided to check how many votes had been cast for our hometown favorite, Raul Yzaguirre, who was selected […]

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Doors close at L.A.’s La Fonda

Last month maestro Nati Cano and Mariachi Los Camperos dazzled audiences at Mesa Arts Center in a concert performance. Back home in Los Angeles, however, Cano’s La Fonda de Los Camperos, a Wilshire Boulevard restaurant in which he showcased mariachi culture for nearly 40 years, was closed. In an October Los Angeles Times story it […]

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Immigrants fall for scam perpetrated by tribe

In Wichita, Kan., at least 30 immigrant members of a church congregation have discovered they are not U.S. citizens, despite having paid $80 each to become part of the Kaweah Nation, the Associated Press reported recently. The federal government has charged Malcolm L. Webber, who goes by the moniker Grand Chief Thunderbird IV, with attempting […]

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Holy history

Holy history

Call it divine inspiration, but the Phoenix Art Museum’s trinity of exhibitions focused on illuminated handmade Bibles and religious manuscripts collectively span more than 1,300 years of history. The highlight of the three is Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible – the only handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned since the advent of the printing […]

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Story with a hook

Story with a hook

We know The Nutcracker reigns as the holiday season’s big stage attraction, but there is culture, and there is cultura. Consider taking the family to see one of the seasonal productions of La Pastorela (see Calender for details). The basic plot is focused on shepherds who seek the Christ Child by following a brilliant star. […]

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