Anita Snow

  • Donald Trump Nov 29, 2019

    Schools Teach Refugee, Migrant Kids Skills to Succeed in US

    International flags flutter from the ceilings of the outdoor hallways at Valencia Newcomer School, where more than 200 children from around the world are learning English skills and American classroom customs they need to succeed. When the school year begins, the refugee and immigrant children often don’t know the rules. A kid might be fascinated with a light switch they...

  • Chief Jun 20, 2019

    Man Says Fire Phoenix Officers Who Aimed Guns at His Family

    The young black man shown in a videotaped encounter that showed Phoenix police pointing guns and yelling obscenities at him and his pregnant fiancee told the City Council on Wednesday that he wants the officers fired. Dravon Ames, 22, told councilmembers that he and his family “could have lost their lives over something senseless … over a 4-year-old taking a...

  • Chief Jun 20, 2019

    Man Says Fire Phoenix Officers Who Aimed Guns at His Family

    The young black man shown in a videotaped encounter that showed Phoenix police pointing guns and yelling obscenities at him and his pregnant fiancee told the City Council on Wednesday that he wants the officers fired. Dravon Ames, 22, told councilmembers that he and his family “could have lost their lives over something senseless … over a 4-year-old taking a...

  • Facebook Jun 19, 2019

    Phoenix Police Chief Promises Change Amid Civil Rights Claim

    Police Chief Jeri Williams promised change in her department after being booed by some of hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night to discuss a videotaped police encounter that has caused a national outcry. The meeting at a downtown church was called by the city in the wake of the release of a bystander’s video of police officers who pointed their...

  • Facebook Jun 19, 2019

    Phoenix Police Chief Promises Change Amid Civil Rights Claim

    Police Chief Jeri Williams promised change in her department after being booed by some of hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night to discuss a videotaped police encounter that has caused a national outcry. The meeting at a downtown church was called by the city in the wake of the release of a bystander’s video of police officers who pointed their...

  • lawyer Jun 17, 2019

    Phoenix Police Chief ‘Disturbed’ by Cop Reaction to 4-Year-Old and Family

    Video surfaced of officers allegedly threatening to shoot a black couple and their young children over a reported shoplifting incident from last month. After the videos emerged and the couple involved, Dravon Ames and Iesha Harper, filed a $10 million notice of claim — a precursor to a lawsuit — against the city. Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams says the...

  • New York May 18, 2019

    Sikhs Say Nordstrom Apologized for Turban, Waiting for Gucci

    Nordstrom has apologized to Sikhs for selling a turban they found offensive, but a representative with the U.S. community’s top civil rights organization said Saturday they are still waiting to hear from the Gucci brand that designed it. “We feel that companies are commodifying and capitalizing on something that is dear and sacred to people around the world,” said Simran...

  • driver May 7, 2019

    ‘Thomas Is the American Dream’: Students Protest as High School Senior Faces Deportation

    A high school football player who has been in the U.S. since he was a toddler was in custody for possible deportation to his native Mexico, prompting a protest Monday by classmates outside an Arizona sheriff’s office. Thomas Torres, who is scheduled to graduate May 22 from Desert View High School, was at a federal holding facility in Casa Grande,...

  • Donald Trump Dec 27, 2018

    Texas Migrant Teen Tent City Staying Open Into 2019

    The Trump administration said Wednesday it will keep open through early 2019 a tent city in Texas that now holds more than 2,000 migrant teenagers, and also will increase the number of beds at another temporary detention center for children in Florida. The Tornillo facility opened in June in an isolated corner of the Texas desert with capacity for up...

  • Associated Press May 4, 2018

    Arizona Schools Reopen After Education Funding Deal Reached

    Hundreds of thousands of Arizona schoolchildren can go back to class now that the Legislature passed an education funding deal, ending a six-day walkout that shuttered classrooms around the state. Strike organizers called for an end to the walkout Thursday after a dramatic all-night legislative session resulted in a 20 percent pay raise by 2020. Some districts planned to reopen...

  • lawyer Mar 27, 2018

    Mom Arrested in Deaths of Baby, Toddler Found in Car Seats

    A 20-year-old mother was being held Tuesday on a $2 million bond on suspicion of first-degree murder after her two children were found dead in car seats inside a car, officials said. The bodies were found outside the family’s home in Superior, a historic mining town of about 2,900 people about 60 miles east of Phoenix. Superior Interim Police Chief...

  • California Mar 3, 2018

    $275K Going to Family of Each Person Slain in Vegas Shooting

    A $31.5 million victims’ fund that started as a GoFundMe effort announced plans Friday to pay $275,000 to the families of each of the 58 people killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The Las Vegas Victims Fund said the maximum $275,000 also will be paid to 10 other people who were paralyzed or suffered permanent brain...

  • Donald Trump Jan 20, 2018

    US Marches for Women’s Rights Slam Trump, Encourage Voting

    Demonstrators from Los Angeles to New York marched in support of female empowerment and denounced President Donald Trump’s views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and women’s rights on Saturday, the anniversary of his inauguration. People marched in Casper, Wyoming, and Cambridge, Massachusetts, and in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Houston. In Park City, Utah, where the annual Sundance Film Festival...

  • Associated Press Jan 21, 2018

    Women’s March 2018: Resist, Vote, Take Action

    People participated in women’s marches nationally with a message of taking action. Last year the marchers voiced their discontent. This year, they are pledging to vote, run for office, and elect new politicians in the 2018 midterm elections.

  • California Oct 6, 2017

    ‘You Just Go to Work’: First Firefighters at Vegas Massacre Were There by Chance

    Fire engineer Brian Emery was driving his station’s engine back from a call for a minor car crash when hundreds of hysterical people began swarming the vehicle near an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas. “Then, suddenly, we heard automatic gunfire,” Emery recalled Thursday after his crew became the first to respond to the deadliest shooting in modern American...

  • Arizona Jul 20, 2017

    Remains Found in Ariz. Are Likely 10th Victim of Flash Flood

    Remains found Wednesday in a water- and debris-filled canyon in central Arizona are believed to be those of a missing 27-year-old man who’s the 10th and final victim of last weekend’s flash flood, authorities said. Gila County Sheriff’s officials said at a hastily called news conference that identification of the body will be subject to DNA analysis by the Arizona...

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