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Friday marks the first night of the Jewish holiday Passover, which begins with the traditional seder meal. At the seder, many Jews have a custom of saying by the time the holiday rolls around next year, they hope they will be in Jerusalem. But in fact, many wind up right here in Arizona.
April 03, 2015
More Latinos have healthcare coverage following the second enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new national poll.
March 26, 2015
The unauthorized immigrant workforce in the U.S. has remained relatively stable since the great recession began in 2007 to 2012, but there have been shifts in employment, according to new research. The data reveals the impact on industries in Arizona.
March 26, 2015
Increasing health literacy for Latinos was the focus of a recent University of Arizona roundtable. The Pima County Health Department met with academics and community members to discuss how to better inform Latinos about health care.
March 19, 2015
Starting this weekend Arizona high school students are participating in regional robotics competitions. The goal behind the competition is to inspire students to explore careers in science and technology.
March 19, 2015
People who had been living in a homeless camp in downtown Tucson had to move out or face arrest on Friday. The camp is part of an ongoing debate between the city, federal courts and activists over the regulation of where and how homeless people should be able to live in the city.
March 13, 2015
Much of the nation’s fresh fruits and vegetables are grown in the Southwest. A successful harvest now relies on the convergence of three different arenas: farming, technology and venture capitalism.
March 05, 2015
Arizona Superintendent Diane Douglas visited schools in Southern Arizona this week. She dropped in on a history class in Tucson with district superintendent H.T. Sanchez. This is the second time the two officials have met to discuss the district’s violation of a state law that bans ethnic studies.
February 20, 2015
On Wednesday, Arizona’s Senate Finance Committee heard arguments on a bill that would phase out desegregation funding in schools. The funding was put in place in the 1980s to ensure equal education opportunities for minority students.
February 11, 2015
On Monday, Arizona’s 2010 ban on ethnic studies went before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The federal court is considering the constitutionality of the entire law, as well as one of its provisions that was struck down by a federal judge in 2013.
January 13, 2015

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