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Arizona appeals court rules Maricopa County must pay former County Supervisor Wilcox to settle claims Sheriff Joe Arpaio intimidated her

Arizona appeals court rules Maricopa County must pay former County Supervisor Wilcox to settle claims Sheriff Joe Arpaio intimidated her

By Julianne Defilippis Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Maricopa County must pay former County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox $975,000 to settle her claims that the sheriff and a former county attorney harassed and intimidated her. The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of


Border Farmers’ Market a Year-Round Hit

Frontera NorteSur Estela Flores is an earth artist. On Saturday mornings, you can find her work, courtesy of Mother Earth, on display at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing Farmers’ Market in Sunland Park, New Mexico. “These used to be popular in the ‘70s,” Flores said on a recent market day, as she showed off her biodome terrariums


Arizona teens get ready for tough job market

By Frank X. Moraga AmigosNAZ Classes on filling out job applications, interview techniques prepare youth for competitive summer job season It looked like a typical classroom with adult speakers talking in front of a group of teens. But then it got real. The teens were, in fact, would-be job hunters and soon spread out across

Mental Health

Phoenix Latina teens’ video on mental illness garners national recognition

By Colton Gavin Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON – When Shelly Ortiz and some classmates at Metropolitan Arts Institute in Phoenix were looking for the subject of what would become their award-winning short documentary, they didn’t have to look far. “I have a lot of friends who struggle with mental illness,” Ortiz said. “We tried to


Life, Death and Struggle on New Mexico’s Mean Streets

Frontera NorteSur Albuquerque’s Wyoming Boulevard bustles on the edge of what some people call the War Zone and others name the International District. Both names really fit, but perhaps in ways not completely envisioned by the architects of popular lingo. Here, the urban geography is imprinted with the social shrapnel of foreign and domestic wars,

1070 Hearing

Supreme Court rejects Arizona’s appeal of law on harboring immigrants

By Mauro Whiteman Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling Monday that blocked an Arizona law that would make it a crime to harbor, transport or conceal an illegal immigrant. The high court denied, without comment, Arizona’s appeal of a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling