PHOENIX – The Jewish population in Maricopa County has grown by nearly 20% since 2002, according to an Arizona State University study done in 2019. But leaders in the Jewish community say the proliferation of synagogues – with most in Scottsdale and North Phoenix – hasn’t kept up with the growth of the Jewish population. People are finding alternate places to gather, including Zoom, on campus and in friendship groups.
PHOENIX – La comunidad mexicana de Arizona se prepara para celebrar el Día de la Independencia de México. En el valle se realizan diferentes eventos que incluyen el tradicional "Grito” además de bailes folclóricos, música y comida mexicana.
WASHINGTON - At least 10 states, including Arizona, and federal agencies have efforts to address the problem of missing and murdered Indigenous people, but those efforts have to grapple with historical neglect, modern bureaucracy and myriad legal and police disparities.
WASHINGTON - State Sen. Steve Kaiser hopes his abrupt decision to step down will let him generate change from outside the Legislature - but he's not done quite yet, delaying his final day from last week to this Thursday so he "tie up loose ends” on a refugee workforce bill.
WASHINGTON - The Census Bureau may change how it asks about race and ethnicity, a shift that could end what one advocate called the "painful irony" of Native Americans, Latinos and those of Middle Eastern or North African descent having to identify as white or "other."
EL PASO, TX. –Miles de migrantes continúan llegando a El Paso, Texas en busca de oportunidades. Han abandonado sus países de origen huyendo de la violencia y la pobreza.
Are Olympics next? With NFL’s support, flag football booming in Arizona high schools, internationally
PHOENIX – In the fall, girls flag football will become a sanctioned sport in Arizona, just part of an international explosion of the sport. Backed by the NFL and the International Federation of American Football, supporters hope the sport will be part of the Olympics by 2028
TEMPE – The Arizona Coyotes celebrated Cesar Chavez two days early in an effort to further integrate itself into Arizona’s Hispanic community. The team, which is the NHL’s first with a Latino CEO and president, volunteered at four different sites in Tempe.
GLENDALE – Featuring young stars and veteran leadership, the Dodgers’ starting five boasts a wide array of stories. Regardless, the rotation enters 2023 stronger than ever, ready to compete in a strong NL West.
GLENDALE – The U.S. Postal Service unveiled the skateboard Forever Stamps to celebrate the community and culture the sport creates. It brought on Indigenous artists to design the stamps, one of whom was Arizona native and Navajo artist Di’Orr Greenwood.
PHOENIX – As owners, coaches and front office executives meet at the Arizona Biltmore, changes to the operation of the games and season are considered by the NFL competition committee.
CASA GRANDE – Abel Ramos and his nephew, Jesus Ramos Jr., are professional fighters out of Casa Grande. The boxers will fight on Showtime’s PPV card in Las Vegas this weekend, headlined by Phoenix native David Benavidez.