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The Diamondbacks’ City Connect jerseys showcase the colors of the desert and feature the word 'Serpientes' – a Spanish translation for 'snakes' – across the chest.

Featuring “Serpientes” across the chest, a snake curled around a red sun and the Arizona flag, the new Sonoran-sand-colored Diamondbacks Nike City Connect jerseys pay homage to the Hispanic community in Arizona. Read more»

The Census Bureau is making changes to its process in an effort to better communicate its purpose, diversify workers and improve its representation of hard-to-count communities.

Federal officials are determined to recruit workers and accurately count residents for the 2020 census, especially such historically underserved minorities as Native Americans and Hispanics, census leaders said. Read more»

Shelley Watson of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council at the lectern during the announcement of the launch of a campaign committee opposed to the 'Strong Start Tucson' initiative.

A coalition of business groups has launched an effort to derail Prop. 204, a sales-tax initiative that would direct $50 million yearly to early childhood education in Tucson. Proponents say it's a necessary investment, but opponents say the measure lacks oversight, with some calling it a "voucher" system. Read more» 4

While addressing issues such as education, the economy and reforming Child Protective Services, lawmakers need to focus more on Arizona’s growing Hispanic population, the head of the Arizona Legislative Latino Caucus says. “The voters in our communities deserve better,” said Sen. Anna Tovar. Read more»

A map shows Hispanic population by county in Arizona in 2012. Recent Census estimates showed that the Hispanic population surpassed 30 percent of the state total in that year.

Arizona’s Hispanics made up just over 30 percent of the overall state population for the first time in 2012, as the state’s minorities continued their steady growth, according to Census Bureau estimates released Thursday. Read more»

Interviews with TUSD Boardmember Mark Stegeman, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Tucson developer Richard Studwell, and Lea Marquez Peterson, CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Read more»

In September, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services was receiving more than 5,700 DACA applications a day. That number has since dropped by more than 300 percent.

After peaking in September, applications for deferred action have dropped off dramatically. Immigration attorneys think most eligible undocumented immigrants are in a wait-and-see mode amid the federal immigration reform debate. Read more»