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The number of Latino-owned businesses in Arizona doubled from 2007 to 2015, according to recent data released by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. And the group has more purchasing power than ever. Read more»

'There’s a new sheriff in town!,' yelled a participant at the Democratic watch party Tuesday night. Paul Penzone will replace Joe Arpaio as sheriff of Maricopa County.

After holding the position of Maricopa County Sheriff for more than two decades, Joe Arpaio has lost his seat to Democrat Paul Penzone. It was a stunning defeat for a Republican sheriff who has enjoyed both local and national popularity – and notoriety – for years. Read more»

The Rev. Randy Mayer of Sahuarita urged Republican lawmakers to “uphold the unity of families” and join Democrats calling for a vote on an immigration reform bill. He spoke with, from left, Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., and actress America Ferrera.

Democrats claim to have enough supporters in the GOP-controlled House to pass a "discharge petition" to force a vote on a reform bill that has been stalled since last summer. Read more»

A November 22nd, 2013 visit from United States Vice President Joe Biden on day 11 of the 'Fast for Families' at the National Mall - Washington, DC

Though the Fast for Families tent sits in the shadow of the Capitol on the National Mall, entering it is a decidedly non-Washington experience. At first, I wondered if fasting could actually influence the legislative progress. Who would listen? But now it’s been a month since the fast began, and its impact on the reform movement and on me has been profound and—I suspect—permanent. Read more»

Ignacio Menchaca, a 66-year-old truck driver, who registered to vote on Tuesday said he’ll cast an early ballot because it’s less of a hassle than going to the polls.

Groups out to boost voting by Latinos in Arizona are combining classic get-out-the-vote tactics with a push for casting early ballots. Read more»

State Rep. Anna Tovar, D-Tolleson, the House Minority Whip, outside of a meeting of the Hispanic Caucus at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Arizona's delegation to the Democratic National Convention is organizing for stronger Latino voter participation. Members hope to attract more young people and capitalize on the promise of a platform that includes support for the DREAM Act. Read more» 2