Borderlands

Evangelical churches in Arizona gain growing Hispanic following

As more Hispanics join evangelical and Pentecostal churches, they’re reshaping Arizona’s religious landscape.

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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.

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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.


Arizonans join 100-mile march to D.C., and pope, in deportation protest

WASHINGTON - They were tired, hungry and sleepy, but the 100 women nearing the end of a 100-mile walk Tuesday weren't complaining.


Once dominant Catholic Church struggles to attract young followers

The Catholic Church is hopeful excitement surrounding Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. will help reverse a decades-old trend of declining religious affiliation among young adults.


Arizona Catholics make pilgrimage to see Pope Francis

Arizona Catholics are among the faithful making a pilgrimage to see Pope Francis during his visit to the United States.

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