Lily Altavena Arizona Republic Published 8:00 AM EST Dec 19, 2018 Drive until the yellow line on the paved road disappears. Keep driving as the cement gives way to a dirt path. Pass the dumpster. There is no address linked to Lois Lejero's house, just a series of directions to a four-bedroom rectangle on a patch of dirt jutting up against a mountain in the Tohono O'odham Nation southwest of Tucson. By 6 a.m, the school-age children in Lejero's house have been awake for at least an hour. They are tying their shoes, watching TV or sitting quietly with sleep in their eyes as they wait to walk to their yellow school bus. The moon is still a crescent in the sky as Dontez, Javier and Christopher walk out the door and toward the dumpster, where they run circles in the dust while they wait for their ride to school in the Baboquivari Unified School District. Headlights glow along the dirt road, where mountain … [Read more...] about Arizona students missed more than 3 million school days in a year. Why?
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Kevin Sullivan and Maya Averbuch, the Washington Post May 17: Tijuana, Mexico Just before dawn on a hot morning, Ingrid Hernandez Mejia, a fast-food cook from rural Honduras, stands in line with dozens of other migrants, almost all from Central America, on a pedestrian bridge leading to the U.S. border. She has no passport. She wears clothes donated by strangers. If U.S. agents admit her, her 2-year-old daughter Francis and 17-year-old son Moises, she knows they will spend weeks in detention. She hears on the news that U.S. officials are taking children from their parents. What if they take hers? She had traveled in a caravan from Honduras for two months with her husband and three kids on buses, trains and trucks or walking, more than 2,700 miles, heading north to flee gangs that had killed her brother and were threatening her children. She had asked police in her Honduran hometown for protection, but she didn’t know the names of those who threatened to kill her and who … [Read more...] about Fleeing murder and threats, a family seeks asylum in America
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByMatt Flegenheimer and Liam Stack Oct. 12, 2018 With strong support from men and older voters, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas held a solid lead over Representative Beto O’Rourke, his Democratic challenger, in a poll completed Thursday night by The New York Times Upshot and Siena College. Mr. Cruz was ahead by eight percentage points, 51 percent to 43 percent, in the poll of 800 registered voters, which had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points. About 5 percent of voters said they were undecided or declined to say whom they would vote for. Though a Democrat has not won statewide office in Texas since 1994, the party has pinned its hopes on Mr. O’Rourke’s long-shot bid, betting that a breakthrough in this solidly red state can help power Democrats to … [Read more...] about Ted Cruz Leads Beto O’Rourke in Times Poll
AMHERST -- As Amherst College distances itself from its putative namesake -- an 18th century British military officer known for advocating that smallpox-infected blankets be employed to wipe out native Americans -- might changing the name of the institution itself be a logical next step? The idea periodically pops up on the town side as well. Over the years, some have advocated for a new name that better represents the community's rich history. Dickinson is one such name that has been proposed. "I think it's a topic worth examining," said Select Board member Connie Kruger, on the idea of renaming the town. "But, as a realist, I don't think that it's going to happen." Lord Jeffery Amherst, the commander-in-chief of the British Army during the Seven Years War, proposed a form of germ warfare in a letter to a subordinate written in 1763. "You will do well to try to inoculate the Indians by means of blankets, as well as to try every other method that can serve to extirpate this execrable … [Read more...] about Will Lord Jeffery Amherst controversy lead to additional name changes in town that commemorates Indigenous Peoples’ Day?
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