Debate Over Anti-LGBT Legislation Inspires Arizona State Senator To Come Out As Gay
Anti-LGBT Legislation Inspires Arizona Politician to Come Out: "I Am Gay"
By Cristina Arreola | 03/05/2014 - 15:01

Arizona Sen. Steve Gallardo announced he is gay during a news conference today, saying the national controversy over anti-LGBT legislation in his state pushed him to make the revelation.


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Anti-Immigration Activists Chain Themselves Outside Detention Center
Protestors Chain Themselves Outside Arizona Detention Center
By Cristina Arreola | 10/16/2013 - 14:43

Frustrated by the lack of progress in Congress on immigration reform, protestors have resorted to drastic new tactics to prevent deportations.


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Arizona's Sherriff Joe Arpaio Accused of Racial Profiling (Again)
Arizona's Sherriff Joe Arpaio Accused of Racial Profiling (Again)
By Latina Staff | 10/03/2013 - 17:02

Racial profiling again, Sheriff? Guess we'll have to keep a close eye on you!

According to Fox News Latino, a federal judge ordered on Wednesday that Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio be appointed an independent monitor and a community advisory board to ensure that Arpaio is complying with constitutional requirements, after finding his office engages in racial profiling.


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Mexican-American History Books Approved by Arizona Are Not Authored by Latinos
Mexican-American History Books Approved by Arizona Are Not Authored by Latinos
By Samantha Leal | 08/29/2013 - 11:04

The controversial Arizona city ban on Mexican American studies curriculum has garnered even more controversy, now that the approved replacement curriculum includes no Latino-authored books.


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Congressman Gary Miller
California Republican Says He Understands Immigrants Because He Was Born in Arizona
By Samantha Leal | 08/28/2013 - 10:14

Oh yes, he did. Republican California congressman Gary Miller told a group of DREAM Act-eligible students that he, too, understands what it's like to be an immigrant, because he's originally from Arkansas.

"You know, I've talked to a lot of young people like [you]," Miller said. "I mean, I understand the difficulty. Just like I was born in Arkansas. I came here when I was a year old."


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Eva Longoria at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Installation
Eva Longoria Slams Ban on Mexican American Studies, Calls It 'Criminal'
By Samantha Leal | 08/27/2013 - 11:33

Eva Longoria isn't one to hold back. As Arizona state legislature continues to prohibit the Mexican American studies curriculum, the Mexican-American actress and activist made her stance known after moderating a panel on the Latino vote at the National Association of Hispanic Journalists conference. 


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Dream 9 Released from Arizona Detention Center
Dream 9 Released from Arizona Immigration Detention Center
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/08/2013 - 10:06

The nine immigration activists, best known as Dream 9, are making great progress following their arrest two weeks ago.

Yesterday it was announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security would be allowing the young group of activists a chance to pursue asylum. On Wednesday, the Dream 9 team were also released from the Arizona's Eloy Detention Center.


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English-Speaker Sues College Over Spanish Use in Classroom
English-Speaker Sues College Over Spanish Use in Classroom
By Amaris Castillo | 07/22/2013 - 11:32

A nursing student has filed a lawsuit against an Arizona community college over allegations that she was suspended for asking Spanish-speaking peers to speak English in class. According to Huffington Post Latino Voices, Anglo nursing student Terri Bennett alleges that Pima Community College violated Arizona’s state constitution.


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19 Firefighters Die Battling Arizona Wildfire
19 Firefighters Die Battling Arizona Wildfire
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/02/2013 - 17:03

It's a scene nobody would ever want to witness. A long line of vans from the coroner's office in Arizona drive by carrying the bodies of 19 firefighters whose lives were claimed by an uncontrollable wind-driven wildfire on Sunday.


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Alexander Michael Herrera mugshot
Arizona Man Tries to Open Airplane Door in Midair!
By Sugey Palomares | 05/28/2013 - 13:48

An Arizona man was arrested after trying to open an emergency exit door exit during his flight from Alaska to Oregon on Monday. Alexander Michael Herrera, 23, set off an alarm on Flight 132 after pulling the door handle in the emergency-exit row, reports Fox News Latino. He was restrained and tied down with shoelaces before being handed over to police.


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