Regarding the controversy over enforcing Arizona law on immigration, the roots of this problem began in 1990 with passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which permits American agro-corporations to export billions of dollars of taxpayer-subsidized corn to Mexico at one-third the price that small Mexican farmers charge.Read More »
The state government will have to play a critical role if Arizona businesses are to become global competitors, business leaders said at conference Wednesday.Read More »
The tax cuts Brewer wants in 2011 are fine with Pearce, but the incoming Senate president has some problems with other key parts of the governor's economic recovery agenda.Read More »
An Associated Press investigation casts doubt on whether the DEA crackdown on the Sinaloa cartel caused any significant setback for it. It still ranks near the top of Mexico's drug gangs, and most of those arrested were underlings who had little connection to the cartel and were swiftly replaced. The cartel leader remains free, along with his top commanders.Read More »
There are conflicting stories over what led to the shooting of an illegal immigrant by a Border Patrol agent last week in southern Arizona's Walker Canyon.Read More »
In 1916, Capt. Charles T. Boyd, Lt. Henry Adair and Capt. Lewis S. Morey, on direct orders from Gen. John “Blackjack” Pershing himself, led their regiments across large swaths of desert to check on a possible buildup of Mexican troops around the small northern Mexican town of Villa Ahumada.Read More »
The décor of Curtis Acosta’s classroom and some of the core principles that he is teaching in his Latino Literature class at Tucson High Magnet School represent the impact points in the upcoming clash between state education officials and the Tucson Unified School District over the curriculum used in the district’s Mexican-American Studies program.
At any point after the law takes effect Jan. 1, Arizona school officials may decide that the Tucson Unified School District is not complying with HB2281, a law passed by the Arizona Legislature this year that puts restrictions on ethnic studies courses, such as those offered as part of the Mexican-American Studies program in Tucson.
A new study suggests there may be 100,000 fewer Hispanics in Arizona than there were before the debate over the state's tough new immigration law earlier this year.Read More »
Authorities have dismantled a major cell of a human smuggling ring that may be responsible for the transportation of thousands of illegal immigrants from the U.S.-Mexico border to Phoenix and other parts of the country, investigators said Wednesday.Read More »
Helping at-risk children develop social skills and the ability to learn before they enter school prevents crime in the long run, retired Mesa Police Chief Dennis Donna said Monday.Read More »