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Resolutions to keep

Resolutions to keep

By Anita Mabante Leach If you read between the lines of type as you browse through LPM’s January feature stories, you may get the notion that we’re suggesting some resolutions for 2008. You’d be right on that. It is likely you’ve been hearing how you can survive an economy that has hit a downturn. While most […]

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Naturalization Carries Hefty Price of Time, Money

First, there was the months-long delay this summer for getting U.S. passports when it normally took weeks. Now comes the news that people waiting for the final word on their naturalization applications can plan on waiting up to 1 1/2 years – nearly three times the amount of time as before. Why the latest backlog? […]

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U.S. Trades Environment For Security at Border

The Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge suddenly finds itself on the front line of the war against terror after the Department of Homeland Security took possession of land in the southern Arizona preserve to build a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. Opponents say the planned 12- to 15-foot-tall steel fence and its construction will disrupt […]

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Arizona Sees Drop in Ethnic Hate Crimes

While there has been a sharp increase in the number of Latino victims becoming hate-crime victims throughout the nation, the situation actually could be improving in Arizona. According to latest Hate Crimes Statistics Report issued by the FBI, Latinos comprised 62.8 percent of victims of crimes in the United States motivated by a bias toward […]

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Nogales Mayor Dies Suddenly

Nogales mourns the loss of Mayor Ignacio J. Barraza, who died Nov. 21 at age 38. He died two days after checking into Tucson’s University Medical Center, the same place he received a heart transplant 19 years years earlier. Barraza began his career in public service when he was appointed the southern Arizona representative by former […]

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Garcia garners AARP honor

Add another award to former Chicanos Por La Causa CEO Pete Garcia’s list of accolades. He has been named to AARP’s Inspire Awards for 2008, among actors, something and something. Formerly known as Impact Awards, the honor roll pays tribute to 10 people older than 50 who have worked to make the world a better […]

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Hispanic Surnames Surge, Census Reveals

What’s in a name? Plenty in the United States if your last name is Garcia and Rodriguez. The U.S. Census Bureau reports the two Latino surnames were among the 10 most common in the country. Nearly moving into the same neighborhood was the surname Martinez, which came in No. 11. The number of Hispanics living […]

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Burrito Maker Gets Whole Enchilada

All of us have done it: Hunger hits. The ‘fridge has tortillas, eggs, sausage (chorizo, if we’re lucky), onions. Instant breakfast. But there is one couple in Houston whom McDonald’s actually credits with “inventing” its breakfast burrito. Without sour grapes, we join in celebrating Nelly Quijano’s recent recognition as female entrepreneur of the year by […]

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One Good Deed Deserves Another

It was a Thanksgiving that one boy will never forget and neither will the stranger who saved him that day. For Robert Feinman, the story of the two left a lasting impression. That’s why he wanted to make sure samaritan Jesus Manuel Cordova had another holiday to remember: Christmas. For those who didn’t read the […]

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Culture, at stake

Culture, at stake

His official title is Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society, but Wade Davis is also an ethnobotanist, anthropologist and biologist whose passion to document indigenous world cultures resulted in the four-part TV series Light at the End of the World that aired last spring. This month Davis brings his expertise to the Ikeda Theater at […]

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