LPM Staff

Buttocks & Botox (and would-be Bo-tax)

Buttocks & Botox (and would-be Bo-tax)

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his colleagues at Capitol Hill thought it was a good idea to include in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (AKA Health Care Reform) a “mere” 5-percent tax on elective cosmetic procedures not considered to “meaningfully promote the proper function of the body or prevent or treat […]

 LPM Staff

Meow & Roar

Meow & Roar

Singles Travel Company based out of Los Gatos, Calif., and the Society of Single Professionals co-sponsored the first-ever International Cougar Cruise. The three-night getaway cruise departed on Dec. 4 from San Diego in Califas, to Ensenada, Mexico. Singles Travel confirmed over 300 people signed up for the cruise, but the cub-to-cougar ratio wasn’t readily available. […]

 Cecilia Rosales Ph.D.

At last, 2010!

At last, 2010!

Here we go again, freshly drafted New Year’s resolutions, good wishes for others and the best of intentions to pursue our goals for the next twelve months. What’s new, right? A lot, actually. Look around – friends, family and even local governments are changing the way they do business.  Not necessarily a bad thing if […]

 LPM Staff

Find the hero in you

Find the hero in you

Editor’s note: In Honor of National Volunteer Blood Donor Month, we have partnered with United Blood Services to share with our readers a timely and relevant message on the importance of donating blood and, because of the prevalence of Type O blood among Latinos, the unique and significant role our community can play in ensuring […]

 Gary Francisco Keller Ph.D.

Latino students advance at ASU despite recession

Latino students advance at ASU despite recession

Higher education has been a stodgy stalwart for the last 1200 years, but a good crisis usually works wonders – we have not seen this kind of turmoil since the original Movimiento Chicano. The University of California system president stated in November that tuition for California residents will go up by “32 percent over the […]

 LPM Staff

A symbol of freedom

A symbol of freedom

Master Sgt. Elva M. Shipp Title: Air Force Recruiter, Phoenix Years of service: 16 in the United States Air Force, with first duty assignment at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea Honors: Leadership Award, Airman Leadership School, 1995; Support SNCO of the Year 2006 and SNCO of the Year 2007; Air Force Volunteer Medal, 2008; […]

 Sam Naser

Kick Your Way into 2010

Kick Your Way into 2010

So, your luces de navidad are already packed away in the garage, and you’ve finally taken down that Christmas tree after dawdling as long as you possibly could. Thankfully, that post-New Year’s Day hangover is but a distant memory at this point, but you’re still shirking that promise you made to finally get yourself into […]

 latinopm

Expecting more for a strong Arizona

Expecting more for a strong Arizona

As the chairman of Expect More Arizona and a native Arizonan, I am both optimistic and concerned about the future of our great state. I am optimistic that Arizona will continue to be recognized for its natural scenic beauty, incredible climate and the passionate spirit of its people. My concerns, however, are rooted in our […]

 LPM Staff

AZ fiscal woes: Whodunit?

AZ fiscal woes: Whodunit?

It all depends on who you ask. Arizona Senate Democrats and Republicans seem to agree at least on one thing: they disagree on where to cut spending or how to generate revenue to balance the state budget. Senate Democrats issued statements about their opposition to the GOP-proposed cuts. In a statement on “How Not to […]

 LPM Staff

So many Barbies, so little time

So many Barbies, so little time

Tiger … listen, I’m not calling to give you more grief over your affairs. You really don’t want to know what I think, nor does it matter, though I will say that I feel sorry for your wife and kids. I’m calling to ask when you’ll be coming back. Ever since you announced your sabbatical, […]

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