Phoenix Union High School District announces support of trans students, denounces anti-trans legislation

By Gloria Gomez/UA Don Bolles Fellow/AZ Mirror PHOENIX — Last week, Phoenix’s third-largest school district issued a statement in support of transgender youth across the state, denouncing recently passed legislation that targets trans student athletes.  The governing board of Phoenix Union High School District unanimously approved a resolution opposing Senate Bill 1165, which bars trans girls and women…

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Barrio Viejo’s legacy lives on

By Vanessa Lucero/El Inde Before 1971, the area just south of downtown Tucson was a thriving Mexican American community. It has adobe homes and pocket parks; it was the place where Mexican Americans celebrated and preserved their culture. But then on March 1, 1966, the Pueblo Center Redevelopment Project was approved, targeting 80 acres of…

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Teachers union calls for $1.7 billion in new school funding

By Gloria Gomez/UA Don Bolles Fellow/AZ Mirror PHOENIX — With legislators still undecided on how to spend the record $5.3 billion dollar budget surplus, the Arizona Education Association, the state’s largest teacher’s union, is demanding massive increases in education funding. Heather Ayers, president of the Isaac District Association and a teacher at Joseph Zito Elementary School…

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El sueño mexicano

Por Marery Ruiz/El Inde Por décadas, los migrantes han tenido a los Estados Unidos como su punto final para cumplir sus sueños, dejando sus vidas y a sus familias atrás. ¿Pero qué pasa con los migrantes que deciden quedarse en México? Esta es la historia de Yunaysi, una cubana con el sueño mexicano. Creditos: Audios…

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Esperanza o dolor

By Ashley Morales/El Inde Migrating to a different country and growing up undocumented has a major impact on one’s mental health. Many face numerous challenges and obstacles in hopes of a better life. This is the story of an undocumented/ or DACAmented migrant whose struggles pushed her to break the stigma of mental health and…

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