Peter O'Dowd http://wkar.org en Arizona's Illegal Workforce Is Down, So Now What? http://wkar.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 16124 at http://wkar.org Arizona's Illegal Workforce Is Down, So Now What? In Arizona, Romney Can't Take Mormons For Granted http://wkar.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 12645 at http://wkar.org In Arizona, Romney Can't Take Mormons For Granted