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Arizona Border: Deaths of Undocumented Mar 2012

Arizona Border: Deaths of Undocumented Mar 2012

The violence in neighboring Mexico and the deaths of undocumented immigrants at the hands of U.S. Border Patrol agents once more marred the situation along the Arizona border in 2012. continue reading »

AZ Schools in Danger of Closing Due to Budget Cuts

AZ Schools in Danger of Closing Due to Budget Cuts

The Tucson Unified School District, the largest in southern Arizona, is thinking about closing 14 schools because of budget cuts. The TUSD faces a deficit of $17 million, large continue reading »

Gov. Walker Says He’ll Fight Against AZ-Style Immigration Bill for Wisconsin

Gov. Walker Says He’ll Fight Against AZ-Style Immigration Bill for Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker recently clarified his stance on an Arizona-style immigration bill for him state. Wednesday, Walker spoke with reporters and said he would "push to make sure" immigration l continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Police Looking for Machete Wielding Attackers Named ‘Applez’ and ‘Sauce’

LATINO BLOTTER: Police Looking for Machete Wielding Attackers Named ‘Applez’ and ‘Sauce’

Arizona police are looking for two men believed to have tried to kill a man with a machete. Flagstaff authorities are looking for Andrew ‘Applez’ Jaurequi and another man only known as ‘Sauce’ continue reading »

UPDATE: Father Says Young Leukemia Patient Taken from Hospital is in Mexico

UPDATE: Father Says Young Leukemia Patient Taken from Hospital is in Mexico

Last week a young girl went missing after her mother was captured on security cameras taking the girl out of the hospital. Wednesday, the girl’s father is saying she is in Mexico. continue reading »

SCARY: Woman Diagnosed with Allergy Issues When She’s Actually Leaking Brain Fluid

SCARY: Woman Diagnosed with Allergy Issues When She’s Actually Leaking Brain Fluid

An Arizona woman could have died after doctors diagnosed her with simple “allergies” rather than what turned out to be a much more serious condition. For months, Aundrea Aragon, a 35-year-old mother of three continue reading »

MISSING: AZ Police Looking for Leukemia Patient, 11, Taken From Hospital by Mother

MISSING: AZ Police Looking for Leukemia Patient, 11, Taken From Hospital by Mother

Arizona police and hospital workers are desperately trying to locate a young patient who was taken from a hospital by her mother. Identified only as Emily, the 11-year-old was reportedly removed from the hospital wh continue reading »

Deferred Action Immigrants Denied Driver’s Licenses in Arizona

Deferred Action Immigrants Denied Driver’s Licenses in Arizona

A coalition of organizations on Thursday filed suit against the state of Arizona for denying driver's licenses to undocumented young people who have been given a reprieve from deportation under the federal Deferred Action program. continue reading »

Pact May Put End to Long-Standing Arizona School Discrimination Suit

Pact May Put End to Long-Standing Arizona School Discrimination Suit

Groups representing black and Latino plaintiffs have reached an agreement with the Tucson Unified School District that could bring closure to a 1974 lawsuit over racial segregation in southern Arizona's public schools, continue reading »

Arizona’s Maricopa County Elects Sheriff Arpaio to 6th Consecutive Term

Arizona’s Maricopa County Elects Sheriff Arpaio to 6th Consecutive Term

The immigrant community in the Phoenix area is preparing to live another four years with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who over the past few years has intensified his fight against undocumented migrants. continue reading »

Will Arizona Elect it’s First Hispanic U.S. Senator? Richard Carmona Hopes So

Will Arizona Elect it’s First Hispanic U.S. Senator? Richard Carmona Hopes So

Richard Carmona, a former U.S. surgeon general, is very close to becoming the first Latino to be elected to the federal Senate from Arizona, a state that has clashed with Washington in defending its stand against undocumented immigration. continue reading »