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Latinos continue to grow election influence

By: Staff Latino voting has steadily increased over the past six years, and a new report predicts that it will reach 14 percent of the electorate in Tuesday’s election. That’s up from 8 percent in 2008, according to ONE

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Report: Arizona ahead of the game on its after-school programs

By MIRANDA RIVERS Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Arizona ranked sixth in a new national report on the quality of after-school programs, with the state’s score driven by the large number of poor kids enrolled and by relatively high parental satisfaction. The Afterschool

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Couples rush to get married after state’s same-sex marriage ban overturned

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 By LAURIE LILES Cronkite News Gay couples rushed to Arizona courthouses to get married Friday, just hours after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage as a violation of the right to equal protection.

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Ducey, Duval share priorities, differences for approaching immigration

By RACHEL LUND Cronkite News PHOENIX – The two major-party candidates for Arizona governor agree on a few things when it comes to the contentious issue of immigration: • The federal government hasn’t done enough to deal with challenges such as cross-border

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Arizona DREAMers reapplying for federal deferred-action program

By EMILIE EATON Cronkite News PHOENIX – In March, 24-year-old Franko Milan accomplished his dream of becoming a real estate agent. Two years before, Milan was jumping between jobs. He was a supermarket courtesy clerk for a while. He worked for two

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Official: Southwest border focus is on immigrant children, not ISIS

By CAMARON STEVENSON Cronkite News WASHINGTON – The head of Customs and Border Protection said there is no evidence of ISIS attempts to infiltrate the Southwest border and his agency is more focused on trying to prevent more unaccompanied minor immigrants. “We

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Politics, Arizona Style: Republican Lawmakers Mend a Fence

By: Staff Most citizens pay little attention to the inner gears of the legislative process, such as leadership contests. A recent development, or at least announcement, about who will replace Rep. Andy Tobin as speaker tells us a little

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Councilman Michael Nowakowski Receives Ohtli Award from the Mexican Consulate

Phoenix Councilman Michael Nowakowski has received this year’s prestigious Ohtli award from the government of Mexico on Monday. The Mexican Consulate make the presentation Monday evening during festivities celebrating the 204th year of Mexico’s independence at the Phoenix City Hall

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Prayer breakfast rallies religious support for gay marriage

By LAUREN LOFTUS  Cronkite News PHOENIX – To the Rev. Sarah Stadler-Ammon, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, all love should be celebrated because “love is from God.” That’s what drew her to a prayer breakfast Thursday at which religious leaders shared their

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Activists: Tempe anti-discrimination vote speaks to statewide momentum

By LAUREN LOFTUS Cronkite News To activist Joshua Zaragoza, Tempe’s overwhelming approval of workplace protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender municipal workers is a springboard for other cities to pass non-discrimination measures. “The objective and the goal in those cities would

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