abortion pills, border, Mexico,
Sep 7, 2023

Mexican abortion-pill networks reach across U.S. border to help immigrants without access

Verónica Cruz Sánchez watched something remarkable happen from the office of her women’s rights organization in Guanajuato, the capital city of one of this country’s most conservative Catholic states. Founder of Las Libres – “the free” in English – she had built an underground abortion-pill network in a country where having the procedure could have meant going to jail.

March of Dimes, pregnancy, mobile unit
May 16, 2023

The March of Dimes Mom and Baby Unit brings care to southern Tucson

The March of Dimes Mom and Baby Mobile Unit provides free maternity care for pregnant women and basic medical care for others who are undocumented, unhoused, uninsured or underinsured.

governor, University of Arizona, Raúl Hector Castro
Apr 10, 2023

University of Arizona sued over former governor’s home

The family of Arizona's only Hispanic governor is suing the University of Arizona over an alleged breach of contract for trying to sell his home in Nogales.

Jan 3, 2023

Improve access to health care for Hispanics and rural America

Like 41% of Hispanic citizens in this country, my parents lacked healthcare literacy. The experiences I lived through with my father cemented in me the realities of the healthcare disparities that Hispanic and rural communities face in this country every day.

Latino, dropout rates, students, Conoce tus Opciones Escolares
Aug 29, 2022

Quality education and opportunities for the Latino community

There's a growing group of K-12 students who are missing out on the education they need and deserve. Where do we find the fastest growing dropout rate of K-12 students relative to their peers? Latino students.

Feb 23, 2022

Deregulation would destabilize Arizona’s reliable energy

Reliable energy. Without the former, there is no assurance of the latter.  Arizona is fortunate to have both, largely due to a long-standing and proven regulatory apparatus that promotes dependable energy sustainability, while protecting consumers against predatory companies.  At first mention, without hearing any facts, the allure of “deregulation” of large utility companies might sound [&h[...]

Jun 22, 2020

Progressive organizers continue winning streak in truncated session

Six months ago – or an eternity, depending on how you count – before the coronavirus, before the most recent wave of public demonstration against police violence, before the David Cook scandal or talk of legislative leadership races, Gov. Doug Ducey set the tone of the fledgling legislative session with an immediately controversial proposal to […]

Sep 10, 2018

Border Patrol union backs Ducey, bashes Garcia

The head of the local Border Patrol union is telling Hispanics they should not support David Garcia for governor simply because he also is Latino.

Apr 11, 2018

AZ residents file suit to stop citizenship question on census

With no action by the governor or attorney general, two Arizona residents filed suit Wednesday to block the Census Bureau from adding a citizenship question to the decennial count.

Dec 11, 2015

Hispanic congressmen say Texas lawsuit would disenfranchise many

A separate redistricting case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 8 has Hispanic congressmen worried it could lead to giving the majority Anglo population a new tool to maintain political control despite changing demographics.

May 18, 2015

State service honors Arizona’s first Hispanic governor

Raul Castro was remembered Saturday as a devoted public servant who made history when he became Arizona's only Hispanic governor.

Apr 10, 2015

Raul Castro, Arizona’s first Hispanic governor, dies at 98

Raul Hector Castro, Arizona's only Hispanic governor and an American ambassador to three countries, died Friday. He was 98. Family spokesman James Garcia said Castro died in his sleep in San Diego, where he was in hospice care.