Abril Gallardo is with pro-immigration organization Living United for Change in Arizona, or LUCHA. She herself is a DACA recipient as well as an activist, and we talked about what it feels like right now for those nearly 800,000 young immigrants like her who are stuck in the middle.
President Trump has outlined a series of priorities he wants for any deal to protect DACA recipients — the undocumented immigrants who were brought here as young children and allowed to stay and work under the Obama administration program.
Our state’s senior senator is working on a project that would fill the dry riverbed with water. The project has been dubbed Rio Salado 2.0, and Sen. John McCain is working on it with Arizona State University and other stakeholders.
Over the weekend, Republican Sen. Bob Corker came out to criticize the president — he claims that Donald Trump is pushing the globe towards World War III, and that the GOP is enabling behavior that could potentially be dangerous for the country.
Fake news entered the vernacular during last year’s presidential campaign. Misinformation has become increasingly challenging for journalists, who have had to reprioritize in certain situations. We learned more about that from Alexios Mantzarlis, director of the International Fact-Checking Network at the Poynter Institute.
“I think that it’s easy in a plan to say that people are interested in reducing travel lanes and adding bicycle lanes, but when it actually happens in people’s backyards and impacts their life directly then I think it kind of changes that conversation,” said Tempe traffic engineer Julian Dresang.
Filings with Arizona regulators show average individual health insurance premiums for about 95,000 Pima and Maricopa county residents will rise less than 2 percent next year, a move that will be a relief for people who saw huge premium increases this year.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is working with the Department of Transportation to safeguard species in the path of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway – including a large lizard found throughout the desert southwest.
Another state has filed suit against Chandler-based opioid-maker Insys Therapeutics. Insys has said it is working toward a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department and has taken steps to strengthen its compliance program amid probes related to federal charges in other states, including Arizona.