Housing options limited for migrants forced to wait in southern Mexico
TAPACHULA, Mexico – Migrants seeking housing in Tapachula, one of Mexico’s poorest cities, have three choices as their immigration paperwork is processed: stay in a shelter and follow its rules, rent a room if they have money, or sleep on the streets. More often than not, their accommodations depend on circumstances and the social environment.
More Phoenix school districts adding electric buses to their fleets
PHOENIX – Phoenix school districts are changing their bus fleets to electric, and two that serve mostly Latino students – Cartwright Elementary and Phoenix Union High School – are leading the charge.
Distritos escolares de Phoenix trabajan para convertir su flota de autobuses a eléctricos
PHOENIX – Algunos distritos escolares en Phoenix ya tienen al menos un autobús eléctrico y están en el proceso de financiar otros más. Entre ellos se encuentran el Distrito Escolar Primario Cartwright y el Distrito de Escuelas Secundarias Phoenix Union, ubicados en el Sur de Phoenix, una región donde la mayoría de los residentes son de origen latino.
Phoenix fellowship cultivating the next generation of urban farmers
PHOENIX – The Phoenix Urban Agriculture Fellowship Program pairs urban farmers who are struggling to find apprentices with the next generation of urban farmers. Project Roots in south Phoenix is training one of nine fellows.
Blankets of color harder to find during Arizona’s subpar wildflower season
APACHE JUNCTION – Arizona’s wildflower season has been affected by our dry winter. This year’s color show is a far cry from the “superbloom” of 2019.
‘Nuestro equipo’: Diamondbacks’ City Connect jerseys showcase community of Hispanic fans
PHOENIX - The Diamondbacks debuted their City Connect jerseys with “Las Serpientes” across the front. The jerseys are one example of the Diamondbacks’ commitment to Arizona’s Hispanic community.
Pandemic prompts changes to HIV testing and treatment across Arizona
PHOENIX – The COVID-19 pandemic has forced local HIV service providers to get creative and adapt, launching such services as Zoom appointments, drive-thru, at-home and mobile testing.
‘It’s creating a new normal’: A Navajo school district and its students fight to overcome amid COVID-19
PIÑON – Even in the best of times, Native American K-12 students have faced an uphill battle to getting a high school diploma. Now COVID has brought new challenges, but one district is doing everything it can to help its students persevere.
Higher asthma rate among challenges LGBTQ youth face during pandemic
LOS ANGELES – With higher rates of asthma, homelessness and unsupportive home environments, many LGBTQ youth face unique challenges during COVID-19, and a Phoenix nonprofit is developing resources to help.
Taking flight: 100 Angels nonprofit provides medical relief to migrant families
PHOENIX – A new nonprofit, 100 Angels Foundation, provides medical relief to migrant families in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and other countries.
‘They don’t know any better’: Why being naive is a good thing for ASU football’s freshmen
TEMPE – Freshmen, including the quarterback, have powered Arizona State football this season. Their accompanying naiveté has proven to be a good thing when the stakes are high.
‘Dead wrong’: ASU changes minds, finds confidence after MSU victory
EAST LANSING, Mich. – As Arizona State heads into Pac-12 play against Colorado, it has confidence from its upset victory over Michigan State.