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What Maria washed away: Puerto Ricans resettle in Arizona

FOUNTAIN HILLS — Maria Torres sat in her daughter’s living room remembering the day Hurricane Maria made landfall in her town of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, and changed her life forever.


Art exhibit in Phoenix gives young Hispanic immigrants a way to express themselves

PHOENIX — Thousands of miles from home, ten 17-year-old young men living in Arizona found a way to connect to their roots.

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Foreign language teachers innovate to create a more engaging environment for students

TEMPE — One takeaway from the Arizona Computer Assisted Language Learning conference was that mixing technology and languages, could soon make textbooks a thing of the past.

Professor Silvana Domaz

Through open mic, Valley community bands together to help those still affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

PHOENIX — Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico roughly 36 days ago, a number etched in Amber Cordoba’s mind as she thinks about the destruction and chaos faced day after day by those still on the island.

Open Mic

Phoenix Police Department seeks to diversify by promoting wide array of career possibilities

PHOENIX – Hundreds of people gathered at the Phoenix Convention Center last Friday to learn more about the diverse opportunities within the Phoenix Police Department, and for many it was also a chance to see if they had what it takes to join the ranks.

comfort dog

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.

Annual Candlelight Celebration for Mental Health booths

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone wants ‘no politics in policing’   

PHOENIX — Even when he was 20 years old, Paul Penzone knew he wanted a career in law enforcement. Now as Maricopa County Sheriff, he’s working on changing the legal and political legacy of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.


‘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.


In the face of tragedy, Phoenix community offers a message of love

PHOENIX — Jose Guadalupe Conchas stood in front of five candles adorned with black roses, and carefully lit each one as a symbolic tribute to the recent string of disasters, natural and man-made.


Bilingual open mic night speaks to a community hungry to connect through language

TEMPE -Sexual assault. S.B. 1070. Cultural Identity.


Choreographer shows power of street dance activism

PHOENIX — Dance has long been considered a physical form of socialization and fun.

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Consul of Mexico in Phoenix expresses appreciation for help, says more is needed

SCOTTSDALE — Nearly three days after a devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit central Mexico, efforts to find victims trapped in the rubble and help survivors continue.

Claudia Franco