I believe there has been a significant change in the editorial policy at the Arizona Republic.
It has been quite hilarious watching the reporters and editorial writers do everything in their power to avoid mentioning the phrase "illegal alien". The paper seemed to refer "undocumented immigrants" instead.
Now, twice in the past week I've actually seen the words "illegal immigrant" as part of news stories -- and not in direct quotes, either.
Congratulations and welcome to the real world.