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Arizona-Sonora Nonprofit To Receive Migrant Aid From Catholic Church
Pope Francis has donated half a million dollars to support migrant aid projects in 16 Catholic diocese in Mexico. One of those projects is with the Kino Border Initiative, a binational Jesuit ministry that works on both sides of the border in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora.
May 1, 2019
Suit Over Social Security Benefits For Same-Sex Couples
In 2014, Michael Ely married his partner of 43 years, James Taylor, as soon as the ban on same-sex marriage in Arizona was struck down. When Ely tried to apply for survivor benefits, he was told he was ineligible due to the nine-month rule.
May 1, 2019
Study: Homelessness In Maricopa County Increases
New numbers released today from the Point-In-Time Count conducted in January show the homeless population in Maricopa County. has increased since last year to more than 6,600 people.
May 1, 2019
ICE To Probe Docs Of Migrants Claiming To Be Families
The head of Homeland Security Investigations in Arizona says his team has sent about 15 cases to federal prosecutors in the roughly two weeks since U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement redirected agents to Yuma to probe whether migrants crossing the border are using fake documents to say they are families.
May 1, 2019
WATCH: U.S. Attorney General Barr Testifies
U.S. Attorney General William Barr is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions about special counsel Robert Mueller's report. The committee began its second day of hearings on Thursday, but Attorney General William Barr declined to appear.
May 1, 2019
Study: Police Line-Of-Duty Deaths Plummet
A new study shows there are fewer police dying on duty now than 50 years ago. Principal researcher Michael White, professor at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, wanted to look into the data behind police deaths.
May 1, 2019
Crossing Mexico: The New Barrier For U.S.-Bound Migrants
Mexico has long been a thoroughfare for migrants hoping to reach the U.S. by land. Now, as caravans of thousands of people have begun to arrive to Mexico's border with Central America, Mexican authorities have been stopping the flow north. Is Mexico reacting to pressure from President Donald Trump to cut off migration?
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May 1, 2019
ASU Partners On Commercially Viable CO2 Technology
A Dublin-based company plans to erect “mechanical trees” in the U.S. that will suck carbon dioxide from the air. The technology is an effort by one company to thwart climate change and is part of a partnership with Arizona State University and professor Klaus Lackner, director of ASU’s Center for Negative Carbon Emissions.
May 1, 2019
Tucson Couple Kidnapped, Rescued In Nogales, Sonora
A Tucson couple was kidnapped last Wednesday, April 24, in Nogales, Sonora and held for a $15,000 ransom, according the the Sonora Attorney General’s Office. The two Tucsonans, ages 38 and 40, were unharmed and no ransom was paid,an official said.
April 30, 2019
Mexican Senate Approves Labor Reform
The labor reform brings more rights to Mexican workers, and also allows Mexico to meet the requirements needed for the free trade agreement with Canada and the United States, known as USMCA.
April 30, 2019
Correctional Officers Call For End To Code Of Silence In Arizona Prisons
Speaking as a representative of the Arizona Correctional Peace Officers Association, a retired correctional officer said their 1,500 members share the safety concerns of inmates and their families as recent reports exposed serious security concerns in state prisons.
April 30, 2019
Hacienda Gets State License After Arizona Passes Bill Requiring It
An incapacitated woman gave birth at a Phoenix Hacienda HealthCare facility late last year after being raped. Recently, Arizona law changed to require intermediate care facilities, like the one Hacienda operates, to be licensed by the state.
April 30, 2019
Hate Groups Thrive On Social Media: What Can Be Done?
Certain online locations have been comfortable spaces for hate groups over the last few years, and that has only been on the upswing lately. Social media has made it much easier for so-called hate groups to rapidly spread their views. So what can individuals and groups hoping to combat that hatred do?
April 30, 2019
At Least 6 AZ School District Policies May Have Broken Law
A check of school district policies across Arizona shows at least six could have been breaking the law by asking for parents to show a state-issued ID before enrolling their kids. The ACLU had dinged Yuma Union High School District for doing this.
April 30, 2019
AZ Sheriff Testifies About Impacts Of Border Community Policies
Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning about the impacts of Trump Administration policies on border communities.
April 30, 2019
Preservationists Worried About Historic Buildings In Tempe
Some preservationists are worried about the future of the Tempe Women’s Club, after its president put the historic building up for sale. Vic Linoff is a Board Member of the Tempe Historic Preservation Foundation and he said that’s just one of his concerns about historic buildings in Tempe.
April 30, 2019
Democrats Call For Resignation Of AZ Corrections Director
When someone goes to prison you expect them to be “locked up.” But a massive security breakdown at Arizona’s Lewis Prison led to multiple assaults on correctional officers last year. The cell doors didn’t lock and they haven’t locked for some time.
April 30, 2019
Basketball Bribery Trial Includes Testimony About UA
The focus was squarely on Arizona in a New York federal court on Monday in the ongoing federal basketball bribery trial. Among other evidence, the prosecution presented testimony from witnesses and played video.
April 30, 2019
USA Today Creates Large Database Of Police Misconduct
Eighty-five thousand police officers around the country have been investigated for misconduct for an array of misdeeds. But, despite their role as public servants, they often avoid public scrutiny for their actions. So, reporters from USA Today have made those records public for the first time.
April 30, 2019
AZ Hospital Association President Weights In On Health Care
Health care was a major issue in the 2018 elections, and could be again next year. In between, there are still discussions about the future of the Affordable Care Act and Medicare, among other aspects of health care.
April 30, 2019

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