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Thursday, December 2,2010

The economic impact of undocumented immigrants

By Ana Arias
How many of the 3.9 million Americans whose jobs were lost from January 2009 to this past January remain resolute in their beliefs that undocumented workers were at fault? And given the state of the current economic conditions we face locally and...
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Thursday, September 23,2010

Grant helps communities kick-start zero-waste efforts

By Ana Arias
Thanks to a zero-waste grant from the Department of Agriculture, residents of Allenspark, Lyons, Jamestown, Gold Hill, Nederland, Eldorado Springs, Eldora and Ward will benefit from technical assistance, education and outreach provided by a new part-time hire.
Thursday, September 23,2010

Hidden in plain sight

Two local women share glimpse of life after the crossing

By Ana Arias
Magdalena and Jovita are friends who live, work and have small families in Boulder County. They hail from different parts of Mexico, and both decided to take a chance on crossing the border in pursuit of what moves humans all over the world to take serious risks: hope.
Thursday, August 12,2010

Dreaming of a future

Young undocumented immigrants still hoping DREAM Act will pass

By Ana Arias
This young woman, who is now 19 and has a track record of high scholastic achievement, volunteerism and leadership training through Abriendo Puertas (Opening Doors), Journey through Our Heritage programs and LYFE (Longmont Youth for Equality), has no concrete recollection of her first few years of life in Durango, Mexico.
Thursday, July 1,2010

On the wings of change

An interview with Nobel Peace Prize winner & Mayan leader Rigoberta Menchú Tum

By Ana Arias
Greed, envy, individualism, and an excessive materialism are altering the human experience and causing a lack of equilibrium in the world. I believe the inequality has also generated racism, the sickness of discrimination. This world has lost values; it must begin again.
Thursday, June 10,2010

Hidden in plain sight

Part 1: Advocating for local undocumented Latinos

By Ana Arias
With the passage of the controversial law SB 1070 in Arizona, which gives more power to police when it comes to cracking down on undocumented workers, this 'hidden' population is now in the spotlight. We'll bring you voices of undocumented Boulder County residents, the majority of them hailing from Mexican roots.
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