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Grijalva resolution would make May 5 MMIW awareness day
The move comes after another, local effort this week in Tucson, where the Pima County County Board of Supervisors officially declared May 5 as a day of awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous people.
May. 5, 2023
Hundreds take on a grueling footrace across Arizonas high country in the Cocodona 250
A marathon is a little more than 26 miles, which for most people is more than enough. But ultramarathons are longer — in some cases, a lot longer. The 2023 Cocodona ultramarathon is a 250-mile race that starts in Black Canyon City and ends in Flagstaff.
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May. 5, 2023
Language gaps linked to treatment discrimination
Around one-fifth of female Arizonans speak a language other than English at home; a portion of them are pregnant Latinas who have only limited English proficiency. Research shows that fact could lower the quality of their maternal care.
May. 4, 2023
Mexico’s president asks the U.S. to stop funding opposition groups
Mexico’s president has sent a letter directly to his U.S. counterpart expressing concern that the United States government gives funding to groups he considers opposition.
May. 4, 2023
Mexico says its COVID-19 vaccine is finally ready
After more than two years of testing, Mexico is rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine. María Elena Álvarez-Buylla, head of Mexico’s science and technology council, announced this week that the vaccine, known as Patria, is ready for use.
May. 4, 2023
UA Innocence Project gets federal grant to expand its work
An Arizona organization working to investigate and litigate cases of wrongful conviction in Arizona will receive funding from the Department of Justice to continue that work.
May. 4, 2023
Some Hermosillo feminist groups push to include trans women, nonbinary people in the movement
As Hermosillo’s feminist collectives grow, so do certain tensions — including the question of who should be included. Some activists are pushing Sonora’s feminist movements to embrace transgender women and men and nonbinary people within their ranks.
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May. 4, 2023
The head of Yumas hospital is nervous about the end of Title 42
Once Title 42 goes away, many experts anticipate a new wave of migrants coming across the border, seeking asylum here. Earlier surges have strained service providers, including Yuma Regional Medical Center, which is bracing for what’s to come next week and beyond.
May. 4, 2023
Paper offers blueprint to solve neverending U.S. border, immigration crisis
Immigration enforcement hawks say the U.S. border must be sealed before there’s any talk about the millions of undocumented people already here. Advocates say the U.S. has abandoned decades-old promises made to protect people fleeing persecution. Solutions to these issues are not either — or says a new blueprint from the American Immigration Council.
May. 3, 2023
Fire may have been started by exploding ammo
Fire season is already under way, with a few minor blazes reported in the state so far this year, and investigators are looking for a person in one of them. The Molino 2 Fire broke out in Coronado National Forest and briefly shut down the Catalina Highway near Tucson.
May. 3, 2023
Report finds issues in federally run jails in Indian County
A government watchdog advisory released at the end of April finds persistent safety issues with federally run detention centers on tribal land.
May. 2, 2023
Rights activists praise plan to set up refugee processing but say it cant replace asylum
The Biden administration recently announced a plan to open centers in Central America where people hoping to come to the U.S. to seek protection can begin that process.
May. 2, 2023
Camping and campfire ban expanded in national forest around Flagstaff
The U.S. Forest Service has expanded a camping and campfire ban around Flagstaff to reduce the risk of human-caused fires in northern Arizona.
May. 2, 2023
Biden administration asks Texas court not to end DACA outright
The case began five years ago this week, when a coalition of states led by Texas sued to end the Obama-era program that has given more than 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the US as kids protection from deportation and a work permit.
May. 2, 2023
Flagstaff will host a Not Invisible Act Commission public hearing
A federally mandated commission that focuses on the disappearances and murders of Indigenous people in the Untied States will be holding a public hearing in Flagstaff on May 9.
May. 1, 2023
Voices of Arizona: The ladies in the kitchen
Volunteers in the kitchen at the Beth El Synagogue in central Phoenix are mixing, blending and stirring what will eventually be a hearty meal for migrants passing through as they make their way to their sponsor.
Apr. 28, 2023
An archaeologist on what we can learn from other countries with border walls
The country’s southern border is often in the news for what’s going on at that moment, but Randall McGuire tries to take a longer view of the area.
Apr. 27, 2023
New oral history project will teach about atrocities of Americas Indian boarding schools
The U.S. government is embarking on an effort to make the dark legacies of its Native American boarding schools more available to the public through oral histories and digital records of that past.
Apr. 27, 2023
CBP urged to limit detaining pregnant women and new mothers
A group of nearly 200 aid and advocacy organizations are calling on Customs and Border Protection to issue formal regulations around how pregnant women and new mothers are detained.
Apr. 27, 2023
AZ leaders in D.C. this week talking about migration at the border
Health and municipal leaders in southern Arizona appeared before Congress this week to talk about how their communities are responding to the increase in migrants and asylum seekers along the U.S.-Mexico border. It comes two weeks before Title 42, which restricts asylum at the border, is set to end.
Apr. 26, 2023