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The NAACP Is Suing Arizona Over 'Racist' Anti-Abortion Law

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

The NAACP and a civil rights group representing Asian-American women will argue before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday that an Arizona law ...

GOP Says Obama Pushes Popular Immigration Policies to Win Votes. Er, That's Called Democracy.

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Supporting a policy that has strong, majority support not only from Latinos or Asians but Americans overall isn't pandering to anyone. It's called democracy.

GM Facing $3 Billion Lawsuit For Allegedly Defrauding Consumers

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2015 | Business

(Reuters) - Arizona State filed a lawsuit against General Motors Co (GM.N), claiming the carmaker put the public at risk by concealing safety defects ...

The Other Guy Behind The Mexican-American Studies Ban Lost His Primary Too

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 08.31.2014 | Latino Voices

The second of the two main forces behind an Arizona law banning a controversial Mexican-American Studies curriculum admitted defeat in his bid for ree...

Here's How Often Undocumented Immigrants Commit Voter Fraud In Arizona

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.18.2013 | Latino Voices

Contrary to the claims of conservative officials in Arizona, undocumented immigrants rarely commit voter fraud in the state, according to a new report...

John Celock

GOP Voting Plan 'A Huge Mess' | John Celock | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

Republican officials in Arizona and Kansas want to change their voting systems so that one registration would be required for federal elections, and a...

Radley Balko

Tiny Bisbee Picks A Gay Rights Fight With Arizona | Radley Balko | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: 11:16 a.m. -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and attorneys for Bisbee have agreed to wording in a new civil union ordinance. Horne has wit...

Top Prosecutor Pushes Guns For Teachers

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

Arizona state Attorney General Tom Horne (R) on Tuesday proposed legislation that would allow teachers to carry guns in public schools. Horne, wit...

Judge Rebukes Arizona in Tucson Desegregation Decree: Will Mexican American Studies Return?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

While the long journey for equality in Tucson's schools has taken a leap forward, questions still abound over what the judicial decision means for the indisputably successful Mexican American Studies curriculum.

Arizona GOP Official: Arm Principals

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne released a plan Wednesday to deal with school safety in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, in which h...

Freedom College: Prescott School Grants Credits to Outlawed Mexican American Studies Course in Tucson

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.17.2013 | Education
Jeff Biggers

While fumbling Tucson school officials await the fate of the outlawed Mexican American Studies in a federal court desegregation order, the prestigious Prescott College announced it will grant college-level credit for a banned Chicano/a Literature course.

Why Federal Intervention Matters: Will Mexican American Studies Fiasco in Tucson End in 2013?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.12.2013 | Education
Jeff Biggers

2013 will be the year the Mexican American Studies program returns to Tucson for good, as long as the federal courts continue to bring some sanity back to students in Arizona.

Top Arizona Republican Runs Into Potential Trouble

Reuters | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics

(Adds details) By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Oct 1 (Reuters) - An Arizona county prosecutor will pursue a civil complaint ...

Defying Arizona's Ethnic Studies Ban: Tucson Freedom Summer Draws on Mexican American Studies History

Jeff Biggers | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

I caught up with Miguel Ortega, a long-time education activist in Tucson, for an interview on the upcoming event, and a look at his own involvement.

Foreclosure Settlement's Deadline Passes

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2012 | Business

* Dozens of states meet deadline to join mortgage deal * Many states won't comment about their participation * Deal face...

Tucson School Walk Outs Grow: Protest School District's Folly and Mexican American Studies Banishment

Jeff Biggers | Posted 03.24.2012 | Education
Jeff Biggers

As the nation watches the Tucson Unified School District's spiral into disarray, hundreds of students have walked out of their Tucson schools today in a coordinated protest against the banishment of the district's acclaimed Mexican American Studies program.

Educating for Democracy: Big Brother Is Watching in Arizona

Joel Shatzky | Posted 03.17.2012 | Education
Joel Shatzky

If The Tempest is banned from the classroom as being "too controversial," I wonder when the Bill of Rights will be banned as well.

Arizona 2012: New Leaders With Ethnic Studies Caravan Will Move On and Flourish, Barking Dogs Will Fade

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.29.2012 | Education
Jeff Biggers

"After taking Raza Studies in high school, I felt like it was my obligation to make sure to stay connected with the community and search for solutions in improving our local environment."

Mexican American Studies in Arizona Needs No Defense: It Needs More Defenders

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education
Jeff Biggers

No other high school program in Arizona -- perhaps even the nation -- has gone through such scrutiny, investigation and media abuse and disinformation, as the Mexican-American Studies program in Tucson.

Arizona's Attorney General Says Ethnic/Mexican American Studies "Must Be Destroyed," Quoting Cato's Call for War

Jeff Biggers | Posted 11.12.2011 | Education
Jeff Biggers

Speaking on a public panel in Phoenix on Saturday, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne invoked the infamous words of warfare by Roman statesman Cato and called for the destruction of Tucson's Ethnic Studies/Mexican American Studies Program.

On Eve Of Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Arizona Sues To Overturn Voting Rights Act

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

Claiming that sections of the Voting Rights Act are "either archaic" or "not based in fact," Tom Horne has indeed stumbled against his own future and Arizona's unfinished history of voting rights violations.

Groundswell Calls for School Board President Resignation in Arizona Ethnic Studies Debacle

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.22.2011 | Education
Jeff Biggers

As Tucson's largest school district battles against the state's Ethnic Studies witch hunt at an appeal hearing, a groundswell of students, parents and community members is calling for the resignation of the district's school board president.

Profile in Courage: On Frontlines of Arizona Crisis, Mexican American Studies Director Sean Arce Teaches Nation an Enduring Lesson

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.15.2011 | Education
Jeff Biggers

As Tucson Unified School District students returned to the classroom yesterday, the towering role of one education innovator is being championed by a broad spectrum of local students, parents, teachers, community members and national scholars.

Why Arizona's Ethnic Studies Crisis Should Matter To All Educators: Interview With Dr. Rudy Acuna

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.09.2011 | Education
Jeff Biggers

"Even the state-commissioned audit says La Raza Studies has been successful. They are doing something right and you would think that they would be curious and study it instead of trying to kill it. What this tells me is that they don't care if Mexican Americans learn."

FOX and Republicans Rerun Mexicans, Lies and Videotape, As Arizona Becomes Grand Canyon State Again

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

As Interior Secretary Ken Salazar joined Havasupai tribal elders and Rep. Raul Grijalva for a historic announcement at the Grand Canyon National Park on Monday, Republicans across Arizona scurried to create their own roadside attraction.