Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Latinos Stand By Clean Power Plan Despite Court’s Actions

The EPA’s Clean Power Plan, one of President Obama’s signature domestic policy initiatives, was blocked Tuesday by the US Supreme Court while cases filed against the plan, primarily by Republican-led states dependent on energy production and exports such as Texas and West Virginia, are litigated in a federal appellate court. Latino Leaders were quick to […]

After Giffords Shooting, Intern Springs to Action

As U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, (D-AZ) fought to recover from a bullet wound to the head Sunday, federal officials in Arizona charged 22-year old Jared Lee Loughner with five counts related to Saturday’s tragic shooting outside a Tucson supermarket. In total, 19 people were shot in the shooting rampage, leaving 6 dead.  Among the six […]

Election Day: 2010 Midterm Elections and the Latino Vote

For the past several months La Plaza has been closely following the developments and attention surrounding the Latino vote in what will go down in history as the most expensive midterm elections to date.  We have covered everything from the earnest efforts of several civic groups to turn out this voting bloc on Election Day […]

Latino Lawmaker’s Office Targeted with Toxic Substance

The Tucson office of Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva received a package on Thursday that contained a white powder determined by police to be toxic. The envelope, which was marked with swastikas, was examined by local law enforcement including a hazardous material team and was turned over to the FBI. According to a Grijalva spokesperson, the […]