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$200K EPA study will test air, water at Cocopah Head Start facility
Researchers from Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona are collaborating with the Cocopah Indian Tribe to assess environmental health issues at a Head Start and day care facility. Concerns include possible air and water pollution from surrounding areas.
Oct. 6, 2022
Suicide rate worsening among American Indian, Alaska Native populations
In 2018, an 18-state study showed how suicide unduly affects American Indian or Alaska Native populations. More recently, a CDC study of 49 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia found the trend is worsening.
Oct. 5, 2022
5th U.S. Circuit sends DACA case back to Texas
A case arguing DACA was illegally created under the Obama administration had made its way to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. On Wednesday, the 5th Circuit sent that case back to the lower court it came from in Texas.
Oct. 5, 2022
Mexican Senate OKs measure to extend military role in public security
Some are concerned that what was intended to be a temporary situation is becoming less so.
Oct. 5, 2022
Tucson has high rate of cost-burdened renters and homeowners
That's despite the city having a high rate of housing affordability.
Oct. 5, 2022
Tucson doctor says abortion bans are blocking care
Methotrexate is a cheap, effective drug used to treat rheumatic conditions. It's also used in high doses to treat ectopic pregnancies by inducing an abortion. Last month, Dr. Deborah Power's 14-year-old arthritis patient was refused the medicine at a pharmacy in Tucson.
Oct. 5, 2022
Mexico tries to control inflation of key goods
Businesses that signed on will receive licenses that ease the importing of food and other inputs, but also committed to things like not raising the cost of corn flour in coming months.
Oct. 4, 2022
Mexico’s president denies bombshell spying accusations
The digital rights group R3D and several media organizations are reporting that at least two journalists and a human rights defender had their phones infected with the controversial spyware known as Pegasus.
Oct. 4, 2022
Mexico considers creating an army-run airline
The Mexican government is working on a plan to establish a state-owned airline that would be operated by the military.
Oct. 4, 2022
Sonora begins restoration of wetland area and theme park
This week, the Sonoran government started work to restore an abandoned theme park and nearby wetland.
Oct. 4, 2022
Prop. 308 will decide if noncitizens get in-state tuition
Come November, voters will decide whether to offer in-state tuition to noncitizens who graduate from Arizona high schools, reviving a question last posed to voters 17 years ago.
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Oct. 4, 2022
Arizona prosecutors are confused about how to handle abortion law
Prosecutors in Arizona say they’re confused how to follow the law when it comes to abortion — especially after a Pima County Superior Court ruled that a pre-statehood abortion ban was enforceable.
Oct. 4, 2022
Report: Mexico has continued to spy on journalists
A new report published by a digital rights advocacy group says that the current Mexican government has continued to illegally spy on civilians despite promises to end the practice.
Oct. 3, 2022
Mexican government the target of major cyber attack
The Mexican government confirms that it was hit by a major cyber attack. Hackers obtained data held by the military, including details about the president’s health.
Oct. 3, 2022
Man accused of killing 13-year-old girl found guilty
Forty-year-old Christopher Clements was found guilty Friday on kidnapping and first-degree murder charges for the death of 13-year-old Maribel Gonzales in 2014.
Sep. 30, 2022
Gallego introduces bill to provide citizenship pathway via military service for Dreamers
Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego's new bill would offer a pathway to citizenship to DACA recipients who serve in the military. It comes at a looming decision in the 5th U.S. Circuit could end the program.
Sep. 30, 2022
Experts: Mexico government obstructed Ayotzinapa investigation
A panel of independent experts has accused the Mexican government of obstructing an investigation into the 2014 disappearance of 43 students. The report casts doubt on the government’s ability to carry out justice in the case.
Sep. 30, 2022
Sonoran activists march to demand access to abortion care
On Sept. 28, activists in Sonora took to the streets to recognize International Safe Abortion Day, when, for decades, people across Latin America have protested to demand abortion rights.
Sep. 29, 2022
Rights commission: Sonoran officials violated victims’ rights in 15 disappearance cases
The state human rights commission in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, has notified prosecutors of 15 disappearance cases that demonstrate serious failures by authorities.
Sep. 29, 2022
Author recounts journey to reach U.S. from El Salvador
When Javier Zamora was 9 years old, he journeyed from El Salvador to the U.S. He recounts that trip in his memoir, "Solito," which he writes from the perspective of his 9-year-old self.
Sep. 29, 2022

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