Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Regina Romero likely to become the first Latina and the first woman to serve as Tucson’s mayor

Regina Romero, a councilwoman in Tucson, Arizona, beat back two Democratic challengers to become the party’s mayoral candidate and be in position to potentially become the first Latina and the first woman to serve as the city’s mayor. Romero, 44, who was also the first Latina elected to the city council, will face an independent […]

High School Students Walk Out To Protest Undocumented Classmate’s Detention

More than 120 students in Tucson, Arizona, walked out of class on Monday to protest their classmate’s detainment by U.S. Customs and Border Protection just weeks ahead of his graduation. Pima County Sheriff’s deputies pulled over Thomas Torres Maytorena, an 18-year-old senior at Desert View High School, on Thursday night after determining the vehicle he […]

Arizona Court Upholds Law Banning Mexican-American Studies

An Arizona court ruled last week that a state law banning the Mexican-American Studies (MAS) curriculum is constitutional. The ruling was perceived as a partial defeat for groups advocating in favor of the curriculum and those who had hoped the court would overturn the 2010 law. “I was really surprised at the decision,” said Jose Gonzalez, […]

Obama Gives Rousing Speech in Tucson Underscoring Unity

President Obama honored the victims of Saturday’s shootings at a memorial service Wednesday night in Tucson with an emotive speech in which he called on “America to be as good as she imagined it.” Speaking at the University of Arizona the President elected to give anecdotes of the victims and recognize the heroes that sprung […]

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 […]