Peter O'Dowd http://knau.org en Arizona Congressional Candidate Questions Presence Of Middle Easterners http://knau.org/post/arizona-congressional-candidate-questions-presence-middle-easterners <p>A video of a Republican congressional candidate in Southern Arizona is causing a stir on Election Day. The controversy stems from comments she made about people of Middle Eastern descent. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 18:01:22 +0000 Peter O'Dowd 19422 at http://knau.org Forecast For Phoenix: Hotter And Hotter http://knau.org/post/forecast-phoenix-hotter-and-hotter <p>A place with one of the harshest climates in the Southwest &ndash;- Phoenix -- records more days over 100 degrees than any other major city in the country. But climate models predict <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_metropolitan_area"><u><font color="#0066cc">metro Phoenix</font></u></a>, with its population of four million, will get hotter.</p><p>Here in John Larsala&rsquo;s driveway, the view is bleak.</p><p>&ldquo;You see our tree is dead,&rdquo; Larsala said. &ldquo;All these trees are dying because I can&rsquo;t put water on it.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 21:29:29 +0000 Peter O'Dowd 18585 at http://knau.org Forecast For Phoenix: Hotter And Hotter Americans Watch Mexico Closely On Election Day http://knau.org/post/americans-watch-mexico-closely-election-day <h2 class="header"><!-- AddThis Button BEGIN -->Standing on the edge of an unfinished railroad bridge outside of Brownsville, Texas, businessman John Wood can see across the Rio Grande into Mexico.</h2><div class="story_body" id="target-story_body_template"><p>&quot;We are tied together,&quot; Wood said of the two countries. &quot;It&#39;s kind of like an umbilical cord.&quot;</p><p>The rail line will connect Brownsville with Matamoros, Mexico, when completed. It&#39;s the first of its kind to connect the countries in a century.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 16:40:27 +0000 Peter O'Dowd 16238 at http://knau.org Americans Watch Mexico Closely On Election Day The Impact Of A Mixed SB 1070 Ruling On Arizona http://knau.org/post/impact-mixed-sb-1070-ruling-arizona <p>The United States Supreme Court <a href="http://www.cochise.az.gov/cochise_sheriff.aspx?id=2436&amp;ekmensel=c580fa7b_190_0_2436_10"><u><font color="#0066cc">ruled Monday</font></u></a> on Arizona&rsquo;s immigration law, known as SB 1070. It was a mixed ruling. The court struck down most of the law, but upheld the most controversial provision.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Peter O'Dowd & Michel Marizco 16097 at http://knau.org Immigration Expert Urges Caution in Light of Immigration Changes http://knau.org/post/immigration-expert-urges-caution-light-immigration-changes <p>An immigration expert says young people who were illegally brought to the United States by their parents should be still be cautious, despite President Obama&rsquo;s announcement today that they&rsquo;ll be spared &nbsp;from deportation.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 19:24:32 +0000 Peter O'Dowd 15521 at http://knau.org Trade Between U.S., Mexico Tops $500 Billion http://knau.org/post/trade-between-us-mexico-tops-500-billion <p>Trade between the United States and Mexico reached half a trillion dollars in 2011. Cross-border commerce is growing despite <a href="http://www.fronterasdesk.org/news/drug-war/"><u><font color="#0066cc">escalating drug violence</font></u></a> in Mexico.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 00:20:20 +0000 Peter O'Dowd 15007 at http://knau.org Trade Between U.S., Mexico Tops $500 Billion Phoenix Housing Market Undeniably Up http://knau.org/post/phoenix-housing-market-undeniably <h2 class="title">Here&#39;s a turnaround worth noting: The housing market in Phoenix is emerging from a historic slumber. Foreclosures are down, and new home sales are re-energizing the market -- up 35 percent from a year ago.</h2><div class="content"><p>Let&#39;s get down to street level, shall we? How &#39;bout Ravenswood Drive near Gilbert&#39;s eastern edge.</p><p>Ken Peterson is a Vice President for Shea Homes. We&#39;re in a development called Spaces. And listen to this, air compressors and nail guns all around us.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Peter O'Dowd 13623 at http://knau.org Phoenix Housing Market Undeniably Up After SB 1070, Some Migrants In Arizona Self-Deport http://knau.org/post/after-sb-1070-some-migrants-arizona-self-deport <p>&nbsp;A federal judge stopped the most controversial parts of Arizona&#39;s 2010 immigration law from going into effect. But supporters say that hasn&#39;t prevented the law from achieving one of its stated goals: Thousands of people who were living in Arizona illegally have left.</p><p>Jossie is one of them.</p><p>&quot;A lot of time when the police was driving behind me, start shaking my body, stop breathing,&quot; says the mother of two teenagers, who now lives in <a href="http://www.cabq.gov/"><u><font color="#0066cc">Albuquerque, N.M.</font></u></a></p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Peter O'Dowd 12890 at http://knau.org After SB 1070, Some Migrants In Arizona Self-Deport Arizona's Illegal Workforce Is Down, So Now What? http://knau.org/post/arizonas-illegal-workforce-down-so-now-what The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments next week on the most divisive immigration law in recent memory. Arizona's Legislature passed SB 1070 two years ago, but much of it has been put on hold pending the court's decision.<p>Still, supporters say the law has achieved one of its stated goals: Thousands of illegal immigrants have self-deported, leaving the state on their own. The real reason — and consequence — of such a demographic shift may be more complex, however.<p>Jossie was one of those illegal workers who decided to leave. Sun, 22 Apr 2012 10:03:00 +0000 Peter O'Dowd 12710 at http://knau.org Arizona's Illegal Workforce Is Down, So Now What? In Arizona, Romney Can't Take Mormons For Granted http://knau.org/post/arizona-romney-cant-take-mormons-granted The wind howls on a blustery Sunday morning in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona, as well-dressed families pull into the parking lot of a Mormon church.<p>Mormon pioneer roots run more than a century deep in this part of the state, an isolated spot between two Indian reservations.<p>Karen Johnson is among the Mormon faithful, passionate about God and country.<p>"I have the gene," Johnson said, laughing. "It's the gene of freedom and liberty. In our faith, we have been taught that the Constitution is like unto Scripture. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 21:18:00 +0000 Peter O'Dowd 9293 at http://knau.org In Arizona, Romney Can't Take Mormons For Granted