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Vulnerable on the border (access required)

Long before the March murder of Douglas rancher Robert Krentz, southern Arizona ranch hands warned of the dangers presented by what they call the lax security of the U.S. Border Patrol.

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13 arrested at Tucson Capitol complex protest

Thirteen people, including four juveniles, were arrested at the state Capitol complex in Tucson on May 12 after approximately 60 people gathered to protest a recently signed bill that prohibits teaching racially divisive classes in public schools in Arizona.

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Alianza Hispano-Americana (access required)

During the mid to late 19th century, Mexicans and Anglos were living side-by-side in many cities and towns throughout the Southwest. In Tucson, the first Anglos settled during the 1850s. They enjoyed a close association with their Hispanic neighbors, both socially and in business, and intermarriage was more common than not. During the 1870s, as the Anglo population rapidly increased, racial tension — especially among the labor classes — developed.

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