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The Cost Of Tradition: Holding On To Quinceañeras In The US
Waves of Latino immigrants have introduced the quinceañera or "Sweet 15" into the American mainstream. It's often a glitzy affair with rituals to mark a girls transition into womanhood. As the Latino population in Las Vegas has grown over the past decade, so has the business of quinceañeras. Families empty their pockets to throw a party, sometimes bigger than a wedding, for their little girls.
Nov. 20, 2013
New Immigration Hope For Military Dependents, But Enlistment Hurdles Remain
Now immigrants in the country illegally with close family ties to military personnel can stay here without fear of deportation and work toward permanent legal status. But this new policy appears in conflict with an increasingly common practice in many branches of the military that explicitly bans applicants who have unauthorized immigrant dependents.
Nov. 20, 2013
Border Patrol Nabs Record Pot Hau
Border Patrol seized a record amount of marijuana on Monday. More than 20,000 pounds of pot were discovered at a port of entry near Nogales.
Nov. 19, 2013
Scottsdale Adds Land
Scottsdale has added more than 2,300 acres to its McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The city bought the land for more than $21 million at a state land auction on Tuesday.
Nov. 19, 2013
Apple
Apple’s plan for a new plant in the East Valley could land the company a hefty grant.
Nov. 19, 2013
Arizona Among National Leaders In Uninsured Kids
A new report from a national health policy center shows Arizona has among the highest rates of uninsured kids in the country.
Nov. 19, 2013
Four Arizona Schools Among Recipients
Four Arizona schools were recognized as this year’s National Blue Ribbon Schools.
Nov. 19, 2013
New Toolkit Helps Foster Parents
There is new help available for Arizonans thinking about becoming foster parents.
Nov. 19, 2013
 The Big Bend And Boquillas: An Experiment On The Border
An experiment designed to relaunch destroyed rural border economies an both sides of the Rio Grande appears to be successful.
Nov. 19, 2013
Katie Couric
The nationally-syndicated Katie Couric talk show "Katie!" came to Arizona to honor former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband former astronaut Mark Kelley.
Nov. 19, 2013
Shortage Of Lethal Injection Drugs Raises Legal Questions
The Arizona Department of Corrections is saying little as four more death row inmates get closer to being executed.
Nov. 19, 2013
Montgomery Urges Parents Bidding For Use Of Marijuana Extract To Work With Legislators
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is asking a judge to throw out a bid by the parents of a 5-year-old Mesa boy, who suffers from seizures, to get a marijuana extract from dispensaries.
Nov. 19, 2013
Former Sheriff’s Office Director Indicted For Computer Tampering, Identity Theft
A man the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says wanted to head up the county’s Criminal Justice Information system has instead been indicted for hacking into the sheriff’s office computers.
Nov. 19, 2013
Cold Storage: Migrants Refer To Border Cells As
Temperatures in some detention cells from Texas to Arizona are so low that migrants say it’s a form of punishment to keep them from crossing again.
Nov. 19, 2013
 Family
Late last week, a judge in federal court in Phoenix dismissed the lawsuit against six ATF employees and a prosecutor, ruling in part that, because the family already receives death benefits following Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s murder, compensation has already been made.
Nov. 18, 2013
Salvation Army Collection Days Shortened
Next week is Thanksgiving, and that also means Salvation Army red kettles outside store fronts. The organization will launch its community fundraising drives after the holiday.
Nov. 18, 2013
Jury Selection Begins In Second Temple Murder Retrial
Jury selection started Monday in the second retrial of a man charged with several murders at a Buddhist temple more than 20 years ago.
Nov. 18, 2013
Organization Helps Children Play Nice
Recess- a time in school that many of us looked forward to. It was a time to play with friends, run around and use our outside voices, but for many kids today recess is no longer fun and games.
Nov. 18, 2013
 NAD Bank Announces Plans for First Cross-Nation Wind Farm Project
Two binational groups have proposed building a wind farm project that spans Mexico and the United States.
Nov. 18, 2013
Smoke Visible From Prescribed Burn On Grand Canyon
A three-day prescribed burn is planned to start Monday on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The fire is expected to produce residual smoke for several days or weeks.
Nov. 18, 2013

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