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A lawsuit working its way through the court system alleges the city's current system for electing city council members disenfranchises Latinos. Proponents want the city to implement district-wide elections.
April 04, 2012
We reached out to get your thoughts on how candidates have addressed Latino communities in this campaign season. Take a look at what two voters have to say. And we encourage you to share your views in the comments.
April 02, 2012
Latino voters could very well decide the presidential race. But candidates have tried to appeal to Latino voters for decades, and have made plenty of blunders along the way.
March 30, 2012
Just months after he lost his seat in a recall election, Russell Pearce announces he will run again for state senate. He said he will run in a newly drawn, yet still conservative, district in Mesa.
March 20, 2012
The West is more diverse than ever. It’s also increasingly urban. What does that mean for American politics? It could signal a shift from a reliably conservative region to a more liberal voter base.
March 19, 2012
Anything involving terrorism or illegal immigration that may have been a safety concern could have triggered a warning. The state representative dropped the bill after meeting stiff opposition from community leaders along the border.
March 13, 2012
A group of undocumented youth and supporters is starting a 3,000-mile walk across the country on Saturday to drum up support for the federal DREAM Act.
March 09, 2012
Daniel Salinas was arrested by state police and accused of trying to blackmail another mayoral candidate out of the race After getting out of jail, a judge ordered Salinas to stay away from city hall.
March 07, 2012
After Arizona State Superintendent John Huppenthal ruled Tucson's Mexican-American Studies Program was illegal, he ordered a "prompt collection" of all instructional materials. Educators and writers oppose what they call a ban.
February 29, 2012
Martinez's immigrant background appeals to Latino voters in New Mexico- but some are confused about her support of legislation that could hurt immigrants who came to the U.S. for reasons similar to her grandparents. Still, polls show the governor is popular in a state where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans nearly 3-1.
February 28, 2012

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