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Latino student education is among the top priorities of The Beat the Odds Institute. The research agency has been focused on finding ways to improve education in the last five years. The Institute is emphasizing its efforts on the education of Latino students -- now more than ever.
September 27, 2012
A new report shows that Arizona’s Hispanic population will account for $40 billion in consumer spending this year, and this number is expected to rise. The report, released by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber, notes that spending will likely increase to $50 billion by 2015.
September 27, 2012
The U.S. Senate finished a marathon session over the weekend, and then members went back to their home states, where most of them will stay until Election Day, Nov. 6. When they return to Washington for a lame-duck session, there will be a long list of to-do items.
September 26, 2012
In our continuing series of conversations on Arizona’s general election races and ballot initiatives, we’re talking about Proposition 115. In the spring of 2011, a majority of lawmakers—after forging a compromise with the state’s judicial branch—moved to have voters decide whether to change some aspects of how judges are chosen in Arizona.
September 26, 2012
Legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright is associated with several places in the U.S., but perhaps none so unique as Taliesin West in Scottsdale. Wright made it his winter haven from 1937 until his 1959 death, describing the mostly untouched area near the McDowell Mountains as the top of the world.
September 26, 2012
The Phoenix New Times will no longer be headquartered in Phoenix, and its headline-making owners Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin won't be making the big decisions anymore. Forty-two years after Lacey helped co-found the paper, it -- and the other papers under the Village Voice Media umbrella -- are being sold to the new, Denver-based Voice Media Group.
September 26, 2012
More students form African will be attending Arizona State University in the coming years. The United Nations recognized a global education program Wednesday that included ASU.NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: For the next seven years, ASU will receive nearly $28 million to educate 120 students from Africa.
September 26, 2012
A Phoenix man has been arrested in connection with a staged terrorist threat videotaped in July.Michael Turley says he and his 16-year-old nephew, who pretended to be a terrorist in the recording and even carried a fake rocket launcher, wanted to test police response time to terrorist situations.
September 26, 2012
The chance to file an insurance claim for damage sustained in a 2010 Arizona hail storm is about to expire. The statute of limitations, which is two years, ends on Oct. 5.The unexpected storm that hit the Valley and surrounding areas damaged more than 150,000 homes, cars and other property, causing about $2.
September 26, 2012
The Glendale City Council held a workshop on Tuesday to figure out what to do if the city's voters reject a sales tax hike. KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Glendale finds itself in dire financial straits.
September 25, 2012
The state’s ongoing effort to boost business between Arizona and Mexico continues. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, a group of regional planning associations will present a trade resolution to the US Department of Commerce.
September 25, 2012
The legal battle over the fate of Arizona's immigration law, SB 1070, continues. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports Tuesday was a busy day for this case in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
September 25, 2012
Arizona’s Secretary of State marked National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday by announcing outreach efforts and alleged voter fraud.  Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett outside the Catholic Charities office near 19th Avenue and Northern.
September 25, 2012
The Glendale City Council will vote Tuesday night on whether to continue the city’s legal fight against a proposed casino nearby. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.MARK BRODIE: Earlier this month, the Ninth U.
September 25, 2012
High-ranking policy makers and business leaders from both sides of the United States-Mexico border are meeting in Tempe to discuss the next steps for the binational relationship. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block attended the two-day meeting.
September 25, 2012
The City of Glendale is threatening up to 20 million dollars in cuts if voters approve a ballot initiative that would roll back a tax hike.  Earlier this year, the Glendale City Council approved a point-7 percent sales tax increase to make up for an ongoing budget shortfall.
September 25, 2012
A new report suggests that gangs control about sixty percent of Mexico’s prisons. KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.The report was compiled by the Mexican government’s National Human Rights Commission.
September 24, 2012
What do you do when a community’s largest private employer shuts down? That’s the question facing two Arizona towns with the closure of the paper mill that has provided hundreds of jobs for the last five decades.
September 24, 2012
Mix and mingle with The Splendid Table's Lynne Rossetto Kasperand the Valley's top mixologists during a lively cocktail tasting eventat the Hotel Palomar, Friday, Oct. 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Lynne and the evening's superstar bartenders Dwayne Allen, Shel Bourdon, Richie Moe and Mr.
September 24, 2012
The owners of Phoenix-based Village Voice Media are selling their newspaper holdings, but hanging on to a controversial classified website. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were among the original founders of the Phoenix New Times.
September 24, 2012

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