Before the sun rises, Axan Kuauhtli is busy in a small building in downtown Phoenix. He pours green coffee beans from Chiapas, Mexico, into the coffee roaster’s hopper. In a way, he continues the work started by farm labor activists in the 1970s.
The money will go toward testing rape kits and could help in crime solving. The new grants come from the Justice Department, which has awarded $1.2 million to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office and another $1.5 million to the Phoenix Police Department.
When city and state leaders try to woo companies to move to Arizona they often tout our transportation system. We’re close to Mexico and west coast markets and our highways and roads are fairly new compared to many other large, metro areas. But, some say our economic development efforts could take a hit if we don’t change the way we fund transportation.
The number of minority millennials eligible to vote this election is growing across both Arizona and the Valley. But will they turn out? One reluctant Clinton supporter says she is becoming more enthusiastic as the election nears.
Maria Contreras-Sweet, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and toured the floor of the country’s annual entrepreneurship convention on Monday afternoon.