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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One case is the state’s 2010 ban on ethnic studies. The court will also hear arguments on a decades-old civil rights lawsuit, addressing how Arizona teaches English Language Learners.
A report released Thursday suggests President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration doesn’t go far enough to shield parents of US citizens from deportation.
The new school superintendents of Arizona and the Tucson Unified School District met Wednesday to discuss the fate of ethnic studies in the city’s public schools. It has been a controversial issue between the state and school district for several years.
Young immigrants known as DREAMers celebrated getting driver's licenses for the first time on Monday. But Arizona continues to bar another immigrant group from driving legally.
Starting Monday, Arizona must allow young immigrants known as DREAMers the right to apply for driver’s licenses.