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Advocates leery of plan to hire more immigration judges, prosecutors

Advocates say a backlog in immigration courts denies justice to the accused, but they are not ready to endorse President Donald Trump’s plan to speed up the process by hiring more judges and prosecutors.... Read more»

Arizona charter schools less ethnically diverse

Two decades after Arizona helped pioneer the charter school movement, enrollment data show the schools don’t match the school age demographics of the state and, in many cases, their neighborhoods. White - and especially Asian - students attend charter schools at a higher rate than Hispanics, who now make up the the greatest portion of Arizona’s school age population.... Read more»

Advocates, providers: Look beyond price when choosing health plan

Choosing insurance options under the Affordable Care Act based on lowest premiums could wind up costing consumers more in the end through out-of-pocket costs and not being able to see their preferred doctors, advocates and providers say.... Read more»

Park Service recommends Phoenix site as part of park honoring César Chávez

A National Park Service recommendation could bring federal designation to the building near downtown where farm labor leader César Chávez is said to have first uttered “Sí se puede.”... Read more»

Az insurer teams with Chicanos Por La Causa on health outreach

When Chicanos Por La Causa holds events, representatives from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona will be there to connect and inform the Latino community about the Affordable Care Act. The two organizations have collaborated on a public service announcement airing on Univision and Telemundo.... Read more»

Nonprofits want to help many in Pima County buy homes

Pima County residents with low- to moderate-incomes who hope to purchase a home can learn how local nonprofits can help at an open house Saturday.... Read more»

Chavez building closer to federal recognition

The building where Cesar Chavez fasted to protest an Arizona law limiting the rights of farm workers has cleared another hurdle toward gaining federal recognition.... Read more»

8 Az locations among potential sites to honor Cesar Chavez

Nearly 40 years after the César Chavéz went on a hunger protest at the Santa Rita Center in Phoenix, it is among eight sites that could receive national historic recognition based on their connection to Chávez and the United Farm Workers movement he helped found. ... Read more»

U.S., Central American nations pledge to protect migrants

Migrant laborers in this country will be able to get information on workers compensation, wage-and-hour laws and other U.S. labor protections “no matter how you got here,” under an agreement signed Monday. (with video)... Read more»3

Positive parents key to good start in school for low-income kids

Parent-support group Parenting Arizona promotes factors like early childhood literacy, parent employment, school readiness and “positive parenting.”... Read more»

Trapped in violence: Undocumented domestic abuse victims

When her husband started hitting her, Juana knew it was wrong. But she stayed, fearing that since he was a U.S. citizen and she was undocumented he could make good on threats to have her deported so that she’d never see their daughter again.... Read more»3