Cecilia Rosales Ph.D.

At issue: Your health

At issue: Your health

As we recover from the initial angst brought about by the H1N1 virus, we wonder if the threat was real or much a flu about nothing? OK, we couldn’t resist. The good news is that thanks to the heightened state of alert, hand-washing and sanitizing, at least in our office, are at an all-time high. […]

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I heard it from a friend who, heard it from a friend who, heard it from another….

I heard it from a friend who, heard it from a friend who, heard it from another….

Last month, we learned via the Arizona Republic that City of Phoenix Council member Sal DiCiccio claimed that Assistant City Manager Alton Washington had told him that Councilman Michael Nowakowski had said that Police Chief Jack Harris should be fired. Since this is a serious allegation, and because the Republic quoted DiCiccio saying that, “By […]

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Anti-Arpaio march draws 2,000-plus

We’re not kidding. Neo-Nazis doing the “seig heil” thing (also known as the Nazi salute) were on hand to protest a protest against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio held in downtown Phoenix in April. The Phoenix New Times posted a video of a notorious neo-Nazi approaching Sheriff Joe’s unmarked car, chatting with him, and telling […]

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Supreme Court hears 17-year-old ELL case

Maybe if the U.S. Supreme Court aired all of its proceedings on C-Span with Spanish subtitles things might turn out different. The U.S. Supreme Court is considering an Arizona case regarding whether the state must comply with a 1974 federal law that requires public schools to teach children to speak English proficiently. The 17-year-old case […]

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Hispanic groups urging more Latino appointments

Hispanic groups urging more Latino appointments

The Obama administration should hire and appoint more Latinos. That’s the conclusion of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 29 Latino advocacy groups. Meanwhile, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (an all-Democratic institution) is calling upon President Barack Obama to appoint the first Hispanic to the U.S. Supreme Court. By most accounts, Latinos see […]

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Quinceañeras on a budget

The celebration of a Latina’s 15th birthday can cost some families as much as a wedding. And needless to say, given the growth of the Latino population nationwide, the business of supplying quinceañeras has been booming. The party’s over. A typical quinceañera can cost between $8,000 and $10,000. That’s real cash. So, in these recessionary times, […]

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Pew Hispanic: 2008 voters most diverse

The Pew Research Center reports that voter participation among Latinos, African Americans and Asian Americans increased in the last election. That’s the good news. In fact, about 2 million new additional voters became part of our electorate in the last national election. The bad news is that Latinos still need to vote in greater numbers. […]

 Julie Amparano

Worried sick

Worried sick

When “sana, sana, colita de rana” isn’t enough!

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Culture, diversity highlight Tempe exhibit

Culture, diversity highlight Tempe exhibit

An exhibition showcasing the work of 19 artists with culturally-rich backgrounds is creating a buzz at the Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway. The exhibition explores a dialog with the artists and audiences about the way they are affected by their own backgrounds and how that might affect their […]

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This is not your abuelita’s crochet

This is not your abuelita’s crochet

Sombreros off to our friends at the Scottsdale Public Art program for offerings that are multidisciplinary, interactive, educational and fun. It turns out there are many more reasons to admire your mom’s or abuelita’s crochet and you can even invite them to make a political statement with their creations. The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project […]

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