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December 28, 1998 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city fathers of this fast-growing Phoenix suburb had a plan to create a bright and shining center to their community, a downtown worthy of the self-proclaimed capital of "the Silicon Desert." The Police Department took the first step, with what soon became known as "the roundup," an apt term for a place where cattle still live side by side with the factories of high-tech giants Intel Corp. and Motorola Inc.
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March 7, 1999 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three decades ago, this desert city was the birthplace of the national bilingual education movement, a point of pride among many Latinos here. For them, Spanish-language classrooms are as much a part of the local landscape as the saguaro cactus. This year, Ron Unz came to Tucson launching a voter initiative that would do away with bilingual education in Arizona, a plan nearly identical to the one he wrote and California voters approved last year.
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December 5, 1996 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Supreme Court's long-awaited argument over whether the voters can force the government to use "English only" turned instead into an hourlong debate Wednesday in a language familiar only to lawyers. The justices and the opposing attorneys argued over whether anyone in the case had "standing" to be heard in court. They discussed whether the case had become "moot" years ago when the original plaintiff quit her state job.
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December 28, 1998 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city fathers of this fast-growing Phoenix suburb had a plan to create a bright and shining center to their community, a downtown worthy of the self-proclaimed capital of "the Silicon Desert." The Police Department took the first step, with what soon became known as "the roundup," an apt term for a place where cattle still live side by side with the factories of high-tech giants Intel Corp. and Motorola Inc.
NEWS
March 7, 1999 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three decades ago, this desert city was the birthplace of the national bilingual education movement, a point of pride among many Latinos here. For them, Spanish-language classrooms are as much a part of the local landscape as the saguaro cactus. This year, Ron Unz came to Tucson launching a voter initiative that would do away with bilingual education in Arizona, a plan nearly identical to the one he wrote and California voters approved last year.
NEWS
December 5, 1996 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Supreme Court's long-awaited argument over whether the voters can force the government to use "English only" turned instead into an hourlong debate Wednesday in a language familiar only to lawyers. The justices and the opposing attorneys argued over whether anyone in the case had "standing" to be heard in court. They discussed whether the case had become "moot" years ago when the original plaintiff quit her state job.
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