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Census count coming to early end

The U.S. Census Bureau is ending its field and online data collection for its once-in-a-decade headcount on Thursday, two weeks before the Oct. 31 deadline, sparking worries that Arizonans may be undercounted.  On Tuesday, the...

UnidosUS, largest Latino advocacy group, zeroes in on Arizona

The head of UnidosUS, the largest Latino advocacy group in the nation, is spending the first week of early voting in Arizona to support and promote efforts by local groups to mobilize the 1.2 million eligible Latino voters in the state. 

American Indian tribes ‘very close to reaching a breaking point’ in COVID-19 response

WASHINGTON — Native American tribes are facing a dire situation from the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing some of them to a breaking point, American Indian health leaders told members of Congress Wednesday.

Trump tells violent far-right Proud Boys to ‘stand back and stand by’

President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Tuesday night’s chaotic and messy presidential debate were each asked how they would deal with the nation’s institutional racism.

Trump has mounted an unprecedented attack on legal immigration. America will be worse for it.

Donald Trump has deviated 180 degrees from past Republican administrations on U.S. immigration policy. 

Advocacy groups say Biden campaign alone can’t mobilize Latino vote in Arizona

As two polls from August point to Joe Biden lagging with the Latino voters in Arizona, groups working to turn out people to the polls said it’s clear that his campaign alone can’t energize...

Why some Latinos support Trump, and why they shouldn’t

It was billed as a "Latinos for Trump” roundtable.  It turned out to be more of a rally, replete with a motley crew of opportunists, sycophants, complicitors and unfortunate true believers, all dutifully gathered to...

As COVID death toll nears 200K, AZ groups point to GOP’s ‘lack of leadership’

A small group of people with Progressive Democrats of America and the community group Living United for Change Arizona descended on the Arizona Republican Party headquarters in Phoenix on Thursday to draw attention to the thousands of lives lost during the pandemic. 

Arizona leaders also bear blame for 2020 Census undercount

With only 13 days left to complete the 2020 Census, more than 10% of Arizonans still haven’t been counted, one of the worst rates in the country. The consequences of this undercount will be felt for a decade in the form of reduced federal funding, not to mention more limited representation in Congress.

Proposal would extend Census collection to improve Native headcounts

A bill introduced Monday in Congress would extend 2020 Census operations through October, instead of the pending Sept. 30 deadline imposed by the Trump administration.
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