By Andrea Jaramillo Valencia | Sept. 28, 2017
PHOENIX - Leaving behind violence and poverty, a Central American family travels thousands of miles by foot, train, and bus. Once they finally arrive at the U.S. border, they have one more difficult decision to make: carry a bag full of marijuana and cross the desert with some help, or risk their life and cross alone.
By Courtney Mally | Sept. 26, 2017
PHOENIX - Until recently, President Donald Trump’s travel bans included countries where primarily the Muslim religion was dominant. That changed, however, over the weekend, when he included two new countries: North Korea and Venezuela.
By Andrea Jaramillo Valencia | Sept. 25, 2017
PHOENIX - A circle of yellow cempasúchil flowers. An altar with books and candles. A religious portrait. A basket in the middle. All symbolic elements the Mexican culture uses to honor and represent death.
By Maddy Ryan | Sept. 25, 2017
TEMPE – The typical college dorm doesn't have 3-D printers, laser cutters and Bluetooth-enabled washers and dryers on-site. But the new Tooker House on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus touts the kind of technology and innovation the students living there hope to one day create.
By Andrea Jaramillo Valencia | Sept. 20, 2017
PHOENIX — Adonias Arevalo, an organizer with the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition, looked directly at his audience during the community meeting and asked a question: “How are you feeling today?”
By Nkiruka Omeronye | Sept. 19, 2017
SCOTTSDALE – What’s the biggest threat to the future of the United States economy? Former White House economic advisor Todd Buchholz said it’s not global warming or the debt – it’s the lack of postsecondary education.
By Fortesa Latifi | Sept. 18, 2017
PHOENIX — “It’s like another board game for them. Both the Democrats and the Trump administration. It’s always a game and they’re gambling with our lives,” Francisco Luna said.
By Andrea Jaramillo Valencia | Sept. 18, 2017
PHOENIX - Local organizations, community leaders and immigration attorneys are teaming up to give donations, organize fundraising events and offer free legal services for the DACA recipients who have less than a month to apply for renewals.
By Andrea Jaramillo Valencia and Lysandra Marquez | Sept. 14, 2017
PHOENIX — In a case that seems to be about he said/she said/he said, one thing is for sure: DREAMers say they are still not clear on the potential future of the program that allows them to stay in the United States.
By Andrea Jaramillo Valencia | Sept. 13, 2017
PHOENIX - Tall corporate buildings, brand new modern apartment complexes and fancy restaurants compose most of Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix. However, just a few miles down, south of Salt River, it’s a different story. Small, family-owned businesses, abandoned buildings and empty lots become the scenery.
By Alex Valdez | Sept. 12, 2017
PHOENIX - Shock, fear and uncertainty are all common feelings for Liliana Reyes during this time period of her life. Just nearly a week after learning of President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Reyes, a third-time DACA recipient, is trying to put together a plan for a future that seems uncertain.
By Mia Atkins | Sept. 12, 2017
PHOENIX – A new study shows people with heart disease still may be able to enjoy fatty foods. Increasing the intake of fats could be good for heart health.