Black migrants see nothing in Tapachula but racism and a dead end
TAPACHULA, Mexico – Black migrants fleeing violence and economic or political instability in their home countries are finding overt racism in Tapachula, where they await documents from Mexico that will allow them to continue their journeys north. But the glacial pace of the process has made the situation untenable.
Biden to honor McCain, Giffords next week with Presidential Medal of Freedom
WASHINGTON – Arizona icons Gabrielle Giffords and the late John McCain were among the 17 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom announced Friday by the Biden administration.
Public housing has been privatized in some Arizona cities
ELOY – A few Arizona cities have outsourced to private companies the management of their public housing authorities. But that transfer of oversight has led to problems such as a lack of public-facing information on who qualifies for such housing aid.
After years of trying, Congress gives ‘right to try’ drug bill final OK
WASHINGTON - It took two years of trying, but Congress gave final approval this week to so-called "right-to-try" legislation that, if signed by the president, would give patients with terminal diagnoses access to experimental drugs that could save their lives.
Iranian Bahá’í refugees find religious freedom in Arizona
Thousands of Bahá'is in Iran have been dismissed from jobs and colleges or aribitrarily arrested
White House’s Gold Star family event heartens some, leaves some wary
WASHINGTON - Glendale resident Kathy Upchurch was trying to see the positive in President Donald Trump's planned reception for Gold Star families Monday, but she was having a hard time getting past his run-ins last year with a Muslim Gold Star family.
Election coverage reflects fractured media landscape, experts say
WASHINGTON - A 24-hour news cycle. Social media giving newsmakers a direct connection to the public that can bypass the press. The blending of political pundits and reporters analyzing day-to-day political dramas.
Muslims in Arizona: One perception, many faces
PHOENIX – Muslims in America have been burdened with a label of terrorism that colors others’ perceptions of Islam, a religion of peace and diverse followers, Arizona Muslims say.
Khizr Khan calls on McCain, other GOP leaders to stand up to Trump
WASHINGTON - The last book Khizr Khan sent his son Humayun, an Army captain who was killed in a 2004 car bombing in Iraq, was Sen. John McCain's "Why Courage Matters."
Feud between Trump, Gold Star family echoes in Muslim groups
WASHINGTON - The war of words between Donald Trump and Gold Star father Khizr Khan echoed among the Muslim groups for and against the GOP presidential nominee this week, with each side seemingly becoming more entrenched in its position.
Franks, lone Arizona congressman at RNC, urges support for Trump
CLEVELAND – The only Arizona congressional Republican to show up at the party’s national convention this year defended his absent colleagues Wednesday, calling it a busy time of year for officeholders facing re-election this fall.
State Republicans call for unity on first day of fractious convention
CLEVELAND - Arizona GOP leaders called for unity Monday as they kicked off the Republican National Convention, just hours before the party erupted into chaos over a procedural rules vote on the floor.