Fronteras Desk News

Arizona has taken center stage on many national issues such as immigration, housing, jobs and education. The National Council of La Raza says these are the issues that impact Latino communities throughout the country. The NCLR is using Arizona as the backdrop for the issues they’ll address at their executive board meeting.
Feb. 8, 2012
In 1969, Indian boarding schools were labeled a national tragedy. Letitia Chambers, director of the Heard Museum, explains their significance in Arizona’s history and the Indian culture.
Feb. 8, 2012
Court records do not list the new charge against the defendant. They were released after a consortium of Arizona media asked the judge to unseal the case in federal court. Only unsealed parts of the case were unsealed.
Feb. 7, 2012
A psychologist told the court she believed Jared Lee Loughner was not yet competent to stand trial, but said he was making progress.
Feb. 6, 2012
Latinos are a majority in the new 9th City Council District, but that raw numerical advantage is tempered by immigration status and a lack of political mobilization.
Feb. 6, 2012
DEA wiretaps provided enough evidence to arrest gun buyers as early as 2009, but the ATF wanted to build their own case instead of sharing the arrests with the DEA, according to a Congressional report.
Feb. 6, 2012
An hour-long special comprised of five different stories reporting on the Latino education gap.
Feb. 4, 2012
The Latino Gap: Not Quite Trilingual
California, Arizona, and Massachusetts have all replaced bilingual education with an English immersion model. This was supposed to help close the achievement gap. But by most measures, it hasn't. In the finale of our series, we follow one student through five years of English-only classes and find that she's still struggling to communicate, in any language.
Feb. 3, 2012
Immigration advocates called the decision a partial victory to their cause. Some backers of stricter immigration policies say one less detention center won’t make a difference; keeping illegal immigrants out will.
Feb. 3, 2012
Paul may be an underdog in the race to be the Republican Presidential nominee, but his message resonates with libertarian ideals popular in rural towns like Pahrump, Nev. The state holds it's caucus on Feb. 4.
Feb. 3, 2012
An immediate concern is the potential loss of the low income tax credit being discussed in Congres. The group also called for the resignation of controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Feb. 3, 2012
The expulsion equals 15 percent of the Pala Band of Mission Indians. They will no longer receive payments from the tribe, which operates a casino in North San Diego County.
Feb. 2, 2012
California voters called for a virtual end to bilingual education. But things have changed. As part of our ongoing series, some educators believe an increasingly popular model of bilingual teaching can help close the Latino education achievement gap.
Feb. 2, 2012
A march to remember the lives of migrants who have died crossing the U.S.-Mexico border gets underway Thursday in San Diego. The group plans to follow the international boundary to Arizona.
Feb. 2, 2012
"The Godfather" on the big screen at the Reading Clairemont Town Square Cinemas tonight at 7pm. That's an offer you can't refuse.
Feb. 2, 2012
Culture Clash returns to La Jolla Playhouse with a new play, "American Night: The Ballad of Juan José," which examines our collective history through the eyes of an immigrant as he studies for his U.S. citizenship test.
Feb. 2, 2012
For people on the Navajo reservation, AIDS has long been thought of as a white man’s disease, off the reservation. But a spike in infections is leading to some changes in attitudes about the previously taboo issue.
Feb. 2, 2012
In 2007, there were 320 murders in one year. By 2010, that number reached more than 3,000 murders. Last year, the killings went down to about 2,000 people.
Feb. 2, 2012
Survivors also filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the owners of the gun shop that allegedly sold the weapon that killed Agent Brian Terry. The claim is a necessary step before filing a lawsuit against the government.
Feb. 1, 2012
They withdrew their petition after prosecutors in the case agreed to work with them informally. If granted, the request would have opened the possibility of turning the smuggling case into one against the ATF.
Feb. 1, 2012

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