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Antique dealers see controversial African-American memorabilia as part of history

MESA – Visitors to antique shops on Main Street in Mesa will see stores crammed with primarily benign American memorabilia. A 19th century record player, a vintage 1990s Barbie, or a campaign button promoting Richard Nixon for president line the shelves.


Advocates urge colleges to aid DACA students, lawmakers urge restraint

WASHINGTON - Colleges and universities may not be able to change immigration law, but they can do more to help those students faced with losing their protection from deportation.


Candlelight vigil in Phoenix brings awareness and lights up the topic of mental illness

PHOENIX — “Let’s all take one deep breath together, and I’d like you to turn to the person to the left, or right of you and I’d like you to say to them, ‘I’m glad you’re here and I will not forget this moment,’” said Jenny McLellan, in front of those who attended the 22nd Annual Candlelight Celebration for Mental Health Awareness in downtown Phoenix.

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Sessions: DACA bill needs border security, ‘more than just amnesty’

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a Senate panel Wednesday that he could accept a DACA replacement bill if it is coupled with border security measures, and that any deal has to be "more than just an amnesty."


Through crafts, community spreads Dia de los Muertos tradition

PHOENIX - A woman sat at a table, patiently sewing an orange sugar skull with blue eyes and a pink button nose. She untangled a ball of yarn and worked nimbly, adding a flower bow and a black mouth.


ICE to turn focus on businesses that hire undocumented immigrants

WASHINGTON - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to boost its efforts targeting businesses by "four to five times" and will prosecute employers who knowingly hire illegal workers, the acting director of the agency said Tuesday.


Arizona law enforcement agencies work to increase diversity, recruit young people

PHOENIX -  Arizona law enforcement agencies seek to fill hundreds of vacancies, focusing efforts on increasing diversity and recruiting high school- and college-age students.

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Advocates: Trump immigration demands complicate DACA replacement

WASHINGTON - Advocates and lawmakers in Arizona say the path to a bill protecting DREAMers got more difficult this week, when the White House issued a list of immigration policy priorities that it said must be part of any DACA legislation.

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Civil rights icon Dolores Huerta says she wants to build a wall in Congress

PHOENIX ‒ Dolores Huerta is a woman of many facets. Political activist, union leader, mother and a civil and women's rights icon. She is also one of the most underrated public figures in recent history.

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‘Tour de Hispanica’ a celebration of language and culture

PHOENIX — Hispanic Heritage Month is observed across the United States from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and it celebrates the cultures, customs and traditions of many Latin countries.

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ADOT trains truckers from Mexico to pass safety inspections, increase business

NOGALES, Mexico – Sixty truck drivers scribbled notes in a Mexican warehouse last month as they listened to a United States border inspection officer describe the types of things officers examine during border inspections.


Flake bill to shield DACA recipients has green card path, border funds

WASHINGTON - Sen. Jeff Flake unveiled a proposal Thursday that would extend some protections for DACA recipients in exchange for border security funding and new restrictions on who could be eligible for deferred deportation.