Diversity

Inequality among Arizona children living in concentrated poverty

A new analysis of Census data finds that children of color live in concentrated poverty at rates multiple times that of their white counterparts.

Court says Phoenix company doesn’t have to make invitations for same-sex weddings

A divided Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday that the City of Phoenix’s nondiscrimination ordinance can’t force a Christian-owned company to create custom invitations for same-sex weddings.

House Dems urge Phoenix hotel to remove ‘slur’ from its name

Four Arizona House Democrats penned a letter last month urging the new owner of the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix to change its offensive name.

As I lay dying

“If the killer had waited just a few days to kill a bunch Hispanics, we could have been in Walmart that day when he opened fire.” It takes my breath away to think about it.

State gives new license for Southwest Key to re-open shuttered central Phoenix shelter

The Arizona Department of Health Services has issued a new license for Southwest Key to reopen the state’s largest privately run shelter for unaccompanied and separated migrant children and teens.

Trans woman faces deportation after she stood on Phoenix light rail platform without a ticket

A minor infraction of Valley Metro’s code of conduct quickly led Naomi Ramirez Rosales to an immigration detention center, where she now faces deportation to Mexico.

The biggest fight over education funding isn’t who gets the money, it’s who benefits most

If there’s one thing a majority of Arizona voters seem to agree on, it’s that our state does a poor job of funding its public schools.

Judge tosses felony case against lawyer arrested during immigration rally

The felony case against Jamaar Williams that alleged he resisted arrest during a protest against inhumane treatment of migrants was tossed out by a judge Aug. 22.

Native American forum draws 11 candidates, including first Navajo to seek the Oval Office

The forum’s success – 11 candidates addressed the forum, eight in person and three via live video feeds – is the latest sign that issues impacting communities of color, for better or for worse, promise to be front-and-center in this election cycle.

Regents reduce tuition for immigrant students, AZ high school grads

Effective immediately, students who graduated from an Arizona high school but don’t qualify for in-state tuition will pay between $9,000 to $18,000 less in annual tuition at the state’s three public universities, regardless of their immigration status.
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