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NIH study: Even small lead reductions improve Native Americans cardio health
New NIH-supported research links small reductions in blood levels of lead among Native Americans to significant cardiovascular benefits. The study offers hope for lower blood pressure and reduced risk of certain heart diseases.
Jan. 11, 2024
Sedona moving forward with plan to allow homeless area workers a safe place to park
The Sedona City Council has opted to support a program the city proposed late last year that provided locally employed residents a safe place to park if they couldn’t afford to live there.
Jan. 11, 2024
Researchers use chatbots to help Spanish-speaking patients get genetic testing
More than 25 million people in the U.S. have limited English proficiency – a hindrance to accessing effective healthcare. Now, cancer-communication researchers are working to lower that barrier using Spanish-speaking chatbots.
Jan. 11, 2024
Dams are coming down on rivers. Why many tribes are all for that
The Show spoke with Debra Utacia Krol from the Arizona Republic about her reporting on tribal concerns about dams along the Klamath River in Northern California.
Jan. 10, 2024
Pima County Board of Supervisors first 2024 meeting includes new member, border breakdown
Tuesday's meeting was the first with newly-appointed District 3 Representative Sylvia Lee and covered continuing issues at the border, including a record number of migrants in the Tucson Sector last month.
Jan. 10, 2024
Pima County officials say funding for migrants care is running out
The Lukeville Port of Entry re-opened this month after a high number of migrant arrivals prompted border officers to close it in December. Now, local leaders warn another deadline is still looming.
Jan. 9, 2024
U.S. lawmakers return to negotiations for a border-military aid deal
As CBS reports, the Biden administration is again considering whether to make GOP-requested changes to immigration in order to push military aid forward — those could include overhauls to asylum interviews for migrants and the ability to turn away asylum seekers when border officers are overwhelmed.
Jan. 9, 2024
Oral history project aims to bring dark history of boarding schools for Native kids into the light
A two-year project powered by a $3.7 million grant will record oral histories of Indigenous children who attended federal boarding schools. Arizona's Heard Museum was a pioneer in researching and presenting those stories.
Jan. 8, 2024
Problems remain at southern border despite Lukeville opening
The federal government reopened the Lukeville Port of Entry last week, but officials in Phoenix and at the border said the underlying issues that prompted the closure remain.
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Jan. 5, 2024
As Lukeville re-opens, officers say asylum seekers and migrants are still arriving
The Lukeville Port of Entry is open after a monthlong closure due to a higher number of border crossings nearby.
Jan. 5, 2024
Hopi artist shares winter lore connected to the stars
Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff and the nonprofit Grand Canyon Conservatory are hosting a rare look into the Indigenous lore of winter constellations in northern Arizona.
Jan. 5, 2024
Lukeville crossing reopens as Pima County leaders warn area will keep bearing the brunt
The Lukeville Port of Entry opened early this morning in southern Arizona. It’s a busy thoroughfare for travelers coming both north and south that was closed early last month amid an increase in migrants and asylum seekers arriving nearby.
Jan. 4, 2024
1st snow in northern Arizona briefly shuts I-40, bigger storm forecast for Sunday
Snowplows were at work early this morning to clear roads throughout Northern Arizona after the season’s first snow last night.
Jan. 4, 2024
Lukeville reopening welcomed, with calls for more staff
The Lukeville Port of Entry is re-opening Thursday after being closed in early December. Arizona politicians called for more federal government support, and aids groups say they continue to be overwhelmed with the number of asylum seekers.
Jan. 3, 2024
Navajos to NASA: Dont take human remains to moon
Next week, NASA will respond to a Navajo Nation request to delay a moon launch that could carry cremated human remains. The ashes come from private companies known for offering memorial services in space.
Jan. 3, 2024
Arizona’s port of entry in Lukeville is reopening at 6 a.m. on Thursday, following a month of bipartisan criticism of the federal government for shutting it down.
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Jan. 2, 2024
Winter weather advisory hits Arizona high country
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from Wednesday evening to Thursday morning for the high country.
Jan. 2, 2024
Grand Canyon officials warn residents not to poison rodents after bobcat death
Rodenticides are already prohibited within Grand Canyon National Park and all its residences. A bobcat in South Rim Village was found dead recently with high levels of rodent poison in its system.
Jan. 2, 2024
Snowmaking is keeping Arizona Snowbowl open so far
Northern Arizona hasn’t seen much snow yet this season but snowmaking is helping to keep skiers coming up.
Jan. 2, 2024
2 tribal leaders instrumental in water deals named 2023 Arizonans of the Year
The Show spoke with Elvia Díaz, the Arizona Republic editorial page editor, about the 2023 Arizonans of the Year: Stephen Roe Lewis, Governor of the Gila River Tribe and Colorado Indian Tribes Chairwoman Amelia Flores.
Jan. 2, 2024

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