Borderlands

Tribal Justice: Native Americans hope acknowledging the past will shape a better future

PHOENIX — Law students, professors and tribal members gathered recently at the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law in downtown Phoenix to watch the new documentary "Tribal Justice."

Claudette White

Hate crimes involving anti-Semitism on the rise in Arizona

PHOENIX - A woman woke up one morning and found the menorah adorning her yard had been twisted into a symbol of hate overnight: a swastika.

Anti-Semetic hate vandalism

Bilingual open mic night speaks to a community hungry to connect through language

TEMPE -Sexual assault. S.B. 1070. Cultural Identity.

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As border wall prototype construction starts, Arizona geographer speaks up

PHOENIX - Leaving behind violence and poverty, a Central American family travels thousands of miles by foot, train, and bus. Once they finally arrive at the U.S. border, they have one more difficult decision to make: carry a bag full of marijuana and cross the desert with some help, or risk their life and cross alone.

Border Patrol

‘Removing his wings’: Repeal of DACA has local boxer in fight to stay home

PHOENIX — When the White House announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, undefeated boxer Alexis Zazueta began his most important fight yet: to stay in his hometown of Phoenix.


San Luis teacher honored with Esperanza Latino Teacher of the Year Award

SAN LUIS - Every year, the organization Chicanos Por La Causa, honors Latino teachers in Arizona who go above and beyond — inside and outside their classrooms — with the Esperanza Latino Teacher of the Year award. This year, three teachers from Maricopa County received the award but it was one teacher from San Luis who really stood out.

Lucia Alvarez

Iranian-American community rallies to register voters

PHOENIX - On National Voter Registration Day, Ali Scotten stood outside Caspian Food Market. He held a clipboard and walked back and forth in front of the store. His goal was to register Iranian-Americans to vote, and what better place to do that than a grocery store which sells Iranian food?

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Valley Venezuelans react after country is included in Trump’s latest travel ban

PHOENIX - Until recently, President Donald Trump’s travel bans included countries where primarily the Muslim religion was dominant. That changed, however, over the weekend, when he included two new countries: North Korea and Venezuela.

President of Venezuela

Choreographer shows power of street dance activism

PHOENIX — Dance has long been considered a physical form of socialization and fun.

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‘Más,’ the play about the ethnic studies ban in Tucson, premieres in Phoenix

PHOENIX - A circle of yellow cempasúchil flowers. An altar with books and candles. A religious portrait. A basket in the middle. All symbolic elements the Mexican culture uses to honor and represent death.

People and books

Napolitano: DACA must be protected until immigration reform arrives

WASHINGTON - Former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano called for statutory protection for DACA recipients, but expressed little confidence Friday it will come from a Congress that has been unable to pass real immigration reform the country "sorely needs."


Consul of Mexico in Phoenix expresses appreciation for help, says more is needed

SCOTTSDALE — Nearly three days after a devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit central Mexico, efforts to find victims trapped in the rubble and help survivors continue.

Claudia Franco