ACLU files appeal in SB 1070 case
SB 1070, the heavily disputed immigration law in Arizona, was back in the spotlight Monday. Members of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona along with a coalition of immigrant rights group filed a formal appeal challenging a U.S. District Court judge's dismissal of a prior SB 1070 challenge.
As U.S. raises refugee cap, Arizona relief agencies ready for increase
WASHINGTON - The announcement this week that the U.S. will admit thousands more refugees in the coming year will likely mean hundreds more being resettled in Arizona - where relief agencies say they're ready.
D-backs make Hispanic outreach a top priority
When driving by a Cactus Youth Baseball League game in south Phoenix, it is hard not to notice the jerseys colored in the Sedona red, black and white of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Evangelical churches in Arizona gain growing Hispanic following
As more Hispanics join evangelical and Pentecostal churches, they’re reshaping Arizona’s religious landscape.
Protesters rally in Phoenix on anniversary of students’ disappearance
Leaning against a column in front of the nondescript office building that houses the Mexican Consulate in downtown Phoenix, Ruth Gonzales began addressing the small crowd before her.
Feds announce new rules to protect farmworkers from pesticide exposure
WASHINGTON - The federal government outlined new safety measures Monday that would protect farmworkers from pesticide exposure by banning pesticide use by minors and sharply increasing training requirements, among other changes.
Catholic church hopes pope’s visit inspires millennials
Catholic parishes across Arizona hope lingering excitement over Pope Francis’ visit will inspire lapsed Catholics who are millennials to return.
Mexican Consulate offers free flu shots to those in need
The Mexican Consulate in Phoenix offers free flu shots and a growing number of health services to immigrants and others in need.
Arizona protesters demand justice on anniversary for 43 missing Mexican students
Nearly a year after the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico, groups on both sides of the border are protesting for justice and demanding answers from the Mexican government.
New business incubator finds home in old pickle house building
The number of Hispanic businesses in Arizona has grown by 70 percent in recent years, and a new Phoenix incubator, the Pickle House project, aims to help even more Latino entrepreneurs succeed.
In Guadalupe, one of the state’s smallest towns, residents push back against persistent poverty
GUADALUPE — Just 300 feet separate a meticulously manicured resort and golf course from the tiny town of Guadalupe, where 31 percent of its mostly Latino and Yaqui Indian population live in poverty and only about 54 percent of its children graduate from high school.
Trump, Minions, Elsa among popular figures boosting piñata business
In a small, comfortable home near downtown Phoenix, colorful characters take shape.