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In spite of frantic warnings from ecologists and land managers, and despite some valiant and surprisingly effective local efforts, the problem is now so acute that biologists view buffelgrass as an imminent threat to the entire Sonoran Desert ecosystem, and large-scale control efforts are only now getting underway. -- Renée Downing, March 30, 2006

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  • "I understand the good Christians, because I used to be one," said Tucson Atheists organizer Robert Swango.
  • Godless in Tucson
  • "I understand the good Christians, because I used...
  • Jason Swift
  • Nov 30, 2006
  • Ralph is a retired racer housed at an Arizona Greyhound Rescue kennel.
  • Dogs Gone
  • Ralph is a retired racer housed at an...
  • Jason Swift
  • Nov 9, 2006
  • "Chicana women were supposed to get married, start having kids and make a home for their husbands," recalls Nellie Bustillos about the late '50s. "I'm pretty sure that if my husband had seen what was coming, he wouldn't have married me."
  • The Radicals
  • "Chicana women were supposed to get married, start...
  • Jason Swift
  • Aug 3, 2006
  • Salomn Baldenegro says he learned the meaning of "power of the people" at a young age: "It wasn't flashy. It was hard work and setbacks. But it also had many rewards, just knowing that you were doing the right thing."
  • The Radicals
  • Salomn Baldenegro says he learned the meaning of...
  • Jason Swift
  • Aug 3, 2006
  • Salomn Baldenegro recalls how high-ups used to perceive education for Mexican Americans: "The people in charge thought it was a waste of time and energy to try to educate us."
  • The Radicals
  • Salomn Baldenegro recalls how high-ups used to perceive...
  • Jason Swift
  • Aug 3, 2006

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