Pima County supervisors pass resolution against 1864 abortion ban
The resolution says that law infringes on the reproductive rights and autonomy of Arizona residents. It calls on county attorneys, law enforcement agencies and medical professionals statewide to allow residents to pursue healthcare — including abortions.
April 16, 2024
USCIS opens work permit process for some Palestinians
President Joe Biden issued a memo in February that gave some Palestinians already in the U.S. what’s called Deferred Enforced Departure. It’s a special, temporary immigration status that shields recipients from deportation because of violence or other issues they’d face going back home.
April 15, 2024
Trial for AZ rancher who fatally shot unarmed migrant enters 4th week
The trial of an Arizona rancher charged with fatally shooting an unarmed Mexican migrant last year has entered its fourth week.
April 15, 2024
In Arizona and elsewhere, new citizens could sway the election
More than 31 million immigrants are already naturalized U.S. citizens or likely eligible to do so this year, according to data analyzed by the advocacy group American Immigration Council.
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April 15, 2024
The similarities and differences between refugees and asylum seekers coming to Arizona
Arizona is on pace for a nearly 50% jump in arrivals this year. But, we don’t see headlines about that population coming to our shores. Julia Gelatt with the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute joined The Show to talk about the difference between the two.
April 12, 2024
A new Navajo film honors a larger-than-life Diné folk hero who hid out in Antelope Canyon
“Bad Indian: Hiding in Antelope Canyon” premiered at the Phoenix Film Festival and tells the story of Hastiin Tadidinii — whose name translates to "Corn Pollen Man" and who avoided the Long Walk forced on the Navajos starting in 1863.
April 12, 2024
EPA sets new drinking water standards to reduce forever chemical PFAS
The EPA announced the first mandatory limits on forever chemicals in the nation’s drinking water Wednesday and is distributing $1 billion to help local governments meet the new standards.
April 10, 2024
Can home health companies continue without hiring more migrant workers? Many say no
Demand continues to outstrip the supply of home health workers as America ages. An industry official says it can't continue without recruiting more migrants.
April 9, 2024
Tucson City Council joins cities considering Gaza ceasefire resolution
Tucson’s city council will consider whether to join cities across the country in calling for a ceasefire in Gaza between Israel and Hamas.
April 8, 2024
Unprecedented fossil discovered at Grand Canyon
The extinct horsetail plant's fossils are not uncommon in the rock of the Canyon’s Hermit Formation, but researchers say finding a fruiting body where plant spores are contained on the plant is unprecedented.
April 5, 2024
Phoenix temps to drop, rain and snow in Flagstaff
The temperature on Thursday may be close to 90 degrees in Phoenix — but the forecast calls for a big drop starting Friday.
April 4, 2024
Migration habitat loss may not be causing monarch butterfly decline, new study suggests
Scientists have studied declines in the monarch butterfly population in the United States and Mexico for years. A new study suggests it’s even more of a mystery than researchers thought.
April 4, 2024
Bureau of Reclamation announces $320M to fund tribal water projects
These new federal funds, made available through the Inflation Reduction Act, are solely eligible for tribes residing in the 17 western states served by Reclamation.
April 4, 2024
Report: Colombia, Panama are failing to address violence against Darien Gap migrants
The rugged, roadless land bridge connects South and Central America. More than half a million people migrants and asylum seekers traveled through there in 2023 — many of whom were en route to the U.S.-Mexico border.
April 4, 2024
Texas SB4 is back in court this week. Mexican officials say they wont support the law
SB4 would allow state law enforcement to turn migrants back across the border to Mexico — even if they’re not actually from Mexico. Mexican government officials have already said their country would not accept those returns.
April 3, 2024
Flagstaff council approves $3.3M for affordable housing
The Flagstaff City Council has approved more than $3 million to help build 139 affordable rental units downtown.
April 3, 2024
Navajo charter school decolonizing curriculum through Diné teachings
One administrator says the the Dził Ditł’ooí School of Empowerment, Action and Perseverance was created out of a desire to Indigenize education for students by including traditional Navajo practices and spaces in the curriculum — especially after decades of cultural erasure due to the U.S. Indian boarding school system.
April 3, 2024
U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva diagnosed with cancer
The southern Arizona Democrat announced Tuesday morning that his congressional offices remain open for constituents while he seeks treatment for cancer.
April 2, 2024
Citizenship and Immigration Services fee increases begin
The cost of a host of services at Citizenship and Immigration Services is going up starting April 1. The agency announced the increases at the end of January — marking the first price hike since 2016 for things like green cards, work permits and other services.
April 2, 2024
Mayes asks SCOTUS to block Idaho abortion ban
Attorney General Kris Mayes has joined a legal effort asking justices of the U.S. Supreme Court to block a law that prohibits most abortions in Idaho and safeguard emergency abortion care.
April 2, 2024
Federal funds are headed to the border. How they should be spent depends on who you ask
If there’s one thing all of Arizona’s four border counties can all agree on, it’s that managing the border is a federal responsibility that needs federal money. But not everyone agrees on exactly what that means.
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March 29, 2024