By Kara Carlson, Fraser Allan Best and Andrea Jaramillo Valencia | Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
PHOENIX – Arizona police departments don’t always reflect the racial diversity of the communities they serve, but experts disagree on the degree to which that makes a difference.
By Andrea Jaramillo Valencia | Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017
PHOENIX – From a farm or a maquila in Sonora, Mexico to a supermarket store in Chicago, the journey of products coming from Mexico is a long, sometimes slow one. But according to border experts and officials, it’s during customs inspections at the border where the process gets delayed the most because ports of entry are understaffed and their need for investment is often overlooked.
By Andrea Jaramillo Valencia | Friday, Dec. 1, 2017
WASHINGTON – Sen. Jeff Flake announced on Twitter his support for a tax reform bill if it included a “growth-oriented” solution for DREAMers, as well as the elimination of the “$85 million expensing budget gimmick.”
By Alex Valdez | Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017
PHOENIX - Selling jewelry, clothing and food wasn’t the only idea behind La Luna Markets.
By Alyssa Williams | Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017
PHOENIX - Lauren Booth, merchandiser for Bunky Boutique, sits at the little wooden register in the corner of the downtown Phoenix store, stamping cards in preparation for the busy weekend to come.
By Lysandra Marquez | Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
TEMPE – When Talia Fuentes fills out the race/ethnicity portion of the United States Census, she checks three boxes: Hispanic, Native American, and Caucasian. But up until 2000, Fuentes, and others like her, would have only been able to check one box.
By Andrea Jaramillo Valencia | Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
MESA – As trade between the United States, Mexico and Canada is debated by top negotiators in Mexico City, one Arizona city is working on a long-term, million-dollar project that will potentially increase trade with Mexico.
By Andrea Jaramillo Valencia | Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
PHOENIX ‒ As a border state, Arizona plays a dual role in some of President Donald Trump’s policy proposals. It wants the border to be shielded from drug smuggling and undocumented immigration, but still be open for trade with Mexico.
By Holly Bock | Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
PHOENIX – When Park Central Mall opened in 1957, the cars packed into the parking lot had fins, Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock” was on the radio and shoppers were riding the escalators at a gleaming, two-story Goldwater’s department store, founded by the family of the man who would run for president seven years later.
By Tim Johns | Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
SCOTTSDALE – Robots can drive our cars, pick our tomatoes and change our thermostats for us. But would you want a robot to pour your next beer or wine?
By Andrea Jaramillo Valencia | Monday, Nov. 6, 2017
PHOENIX — Dolores Escobar takes a 30-minute bus ride every Sunday from her house to the closest water-vending machine and carries eight empty gallon jugs with her to refill them.
By Andrea Jaramillo Valencia | Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
MESA ‒ For new Mesa Police Chief Ramon Batista, engaging with the community is just as important, if not more, than “catching bad guys.”