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Mexico is set to complete a total overhaul of its judicial system next month. It’s designed to help protect the rights of people accused of a crime. But when it comes to solving high profile cases, suspects are more likely to be mistreated.
May. 11, 2016
Thanks to a series of financial and energy reforms, Mexico's economy has grown 2.7 percent in the first quarter of this year. Still the country's currency remains weak against the U.S. dollar.
May. 11, 2016
sign on Loop 202
The Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration will be in U.S. District Court today over the Loop 202 extension project.
May. 11, 2016
Marjorie Baldwin
Marjorie Baldwin studied discrimination against workers with disabilities as a health economist and professor at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, until her son was diagnosed with one of the most stigmatized health conditions there is — schizophrenia.
May. 10, 2016
Marijuana
As more and more states decriminalize marijuana possession and legalize its use, many adults across the country now have the ability to use marijuana freely — but how is this trend affecting our youth and young adults?
May. 10, 2016
Leslie Allen Merritt Jr.
The public will soon be able to review crucial records in the Leslie Merritt Jr. case, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday.
May. 10, 2016
Fossil Creek
Fossil Creek has been getting its 15 minutes of fame — and then some. The hiking area about 20 miles east of Camp Verde has seen its popularity rise dramatically, and that’s causing some problems for it, as well as nearby sites.
May. 10, 2016
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports in Washington state, fatal accidents involving drivers who’d recently used marijuana doubled, after voters in that state legalized recreational marijuana use.
May. 10, 2016
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey continues to act on the pile of bills Arizona lawmakers sent him in the waning hours of their session.
May. 10, 2016
Spanish enclave of Melilla
This election season we’ve heard a lot of talk about “building a wall” along the southern U.S. border. However, the process of building and maintaining a structure along a borderline — and what that means for the people living there — gets less attention.
May. 10, 2016
narcan nasal spray
A bill that expands access to an opiate overdose reversal drug has made it to Governor Doug Ducey’s desk. The measure passed the house and senate unanimously over the weekend.
May. 10, 2016
Quagga mussel warning sign
Arizona officials are remaining vigilant as the invasive Quagga Mussels has been discovered in three lakes in Tonto National Forest.
May. 10, 2016
In a statement, the governor said the spending plan prioritizes public K-12 education.
May. 10, 2016
Wupatki National Monument
Three more places were added to Arizona's growing list of areas recognized for their commitment to darkness.
May. 10, 2016
Rep. Martha McSally held a congressional field hearing Monday morning in Sahuarita. The topic was the U.S. Mexico border and the people who live and work there.
May. 10, 2016
clean water
On Monday, Ducey had been under increasing pressure to veto the two bills that would have made it easier for developers to build subdivisions.
May. 10, 2016
Arizona Special Election Guide
A lawyer is asking Attorney General Mark Brnovich to delay the May 17 special election because Secretary of State Michele Reagan failed to meet the deadline for getting publicity pamphlets to hundreds of thousands of voters.
May. 10, 2016
Handgun
The measure would require Arizona to enter into a compact with other states agreeing not to impose any new requirements on the sale or transfer of firearms. More to the point, it would override a provision in the state constitution that allows voters to make their own gun laws.
May. 10, 2016
Mexico is on the brink of completing a major transformation of its judicial system. This June will cap an eight-year effort to switch from a closed system of mostly written proceedings to one that opens up trials to the public. Its goal is undoubtedly ambitious— to combat the country’s long history of impunity.
May. 10, 2016
Students at Cienega High School
Astronomy students at Cienega High School in Vail will be among the citizen scientists helping to document a total solar eclipse in 2017.
May. 10, 2016

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