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‘Like a home:’ Filipino American students join to raise visibility, preserve heritage

LOS ANGELES – Young Filipino people turn to cultural clubs and organizations for a sense of community at the Universities to educate themselves and others. The struggle to better understand their culture and heritage has led them out of their homes and into classrooms.

Children try out the swings in Unidad Park in Los Angeles' Unidad Park, situated in the Historic Filipinotown section of the city, in this photo taken Nov. 21, 2022. (Photo by Emeril Gordon/Cronkite News)

Filipinos in LA look to a gateway as their ‘guiding star’ to salvage a neglected history

LOS ANGELES – Historic Filipinotown, or HiFi, is supposed to be the center of the Filipino community in Los Angeles, but it lacks key identifying factors that many cultural communities have in their respective districts. The strides to make this a reality have been slow, but community members have been working to make the Filipino community’s presence known.

Los Angeles' Historic Filipinotown was given a grand gateway to a community that Filipino Americans say has been overlooked, as seen in this photo taken Nov. 17, 2022 (Photo by Emeril Gordon/Cronkite News)

Vegan handbags made of pineapple, cactus and cork could help save the planet

LOS ANGELES – Some designers are becoming more sustainable by replacing traditional leather with such materials as pineapple, cactus and cork. They look great and are better for the environment.


Cornhole pros and weekend warriors meet in Mesa for national tournament

MESA – Bell Bank Park sports complex in Mesa recently hosted an American Cornhole League pro shootout and open tournament. Competitors came from across the country to join in the fun.


Coalition targets illegal tobacco trade, with Arizona among top states in contraband

PHOENIX – The Arizona Chamber of Commerce is joining Philip Morris International in a partnership called United to Safeguard America from Illegal Trade, which aims to stop illicit trade through public-private partnerships.


COVID vaccine added to requirements for immigrants seeking permanent residency

PHOENIX – Immigrants seeking permanent residency now must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, along with polio, measles and other infectious diseases. But access to vaccines around the world is uneven.


Arizonans join hundreds of female athletes opposing strict abortion law

WASHINGTON - Nine Arizonans are among the more than 500 female athletes who signed on to a brief to the Supreme Court this week challenging Mississippi's restrictive new abortion law, which abortion opponents see as a vehicle for overturning Roe v. Wade.


After pandemic, renovations, road trip, Rattlers return to Phoenix Suns Arena

PHOENIX – When the Arizona Rattlers return to Phoenix Suns Arena for their 2021 home opener Saturday night, it will be their first game there in just under two years. Philip Rakoci, a Rattlers fan and self-described “wildlife comedian” from Casa Grande, knows exactly how long has passed.


Daughter in sports? Role models, parental support can help keep girls participating

PHOENIX – A Women’s Sports Foundation study found parental support plays a significant role in girls in sports. That’s because girls face more stereotypes and have less societal support than boys.


Filipinos make up 30% of COVID-19 deaths among nurses in U.S., study says

PHOENIX – Filipino nurses on the front lines fighting COVID-19 experience higher infection rates and deaths from the disease. According to National Nurses United, 4% of registered nurses in the U.S. are Filipino, but 30.1% of all COVID-19 related deaths among RNs have been Filipino.


A pain, a diagnosis, a tumor, a fight: Northwest Christian’s Floyd uses faith, determination to persevere

PHOENIX – The diagnosis was shocking: cancer. But that hasn’t slowed Northwest Christian soccer player Wilson Floyd from waging a fight, or her team from winning a title.


Death, taxes and April 15? Maybe not. Tax filing dates shift in 2021

WASHINGTON - The IRS extended the tax-filing deadline to May 17 because of COVID-19, but the due date remained April 15 in Arizona - until Monday. Lawmakers approved an extension last week, the governor signed it Monday, just 10 days before the usual tax day.