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Hispanic Homeownership Is On The Rise
Last year, Hispanics saw their biggest gain in homeownership since before the Great Recession, and Hispanic homeownership gains over the past decade accounted for nearly 63% of all gains nationwide.
July 17, 2019
Arizona Storytellers: Greg Moore
In 2009, Greg Moore was working at the Kansas City Star. Moore arrived in Nairobi for a reporting project, and he quickly learned that English in Kenya is not the same as English in the United States.
July 17, 2019
Near Record Energy Usage Expected In Arizona This Week
There are more than 1.7 million housing units in Maricopa County, which means there are a lot of air conditioners running all day and all night. Especially this week.
July 17, 2019
Arizona Public Safety Pension Fund Considering Firing Leader
The Public Safety Personnel Retirement System board is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to take action against administrator Jared Smout after state investigators recommended he be fired.
July 17, 2019
Phoenix Police Officer Lawsuit Alleges Gender Discrimination
Thirty-two-year-old Angelique Briggs said after her supervisors found out she was pregnant last year, they took back their decision to transfer her to a different squad. Briggs said the resulting stress led to a miscarriage in June 2018.
July 17, 2019
Sentencing Delayed For Backpage Managers Who Pleaded Guilty
Sentencing has been postponed until July 2020 for two Backpage.com managers convicted in cases that accuse the site of ignoring warnings to stop running prostitution ads.
July 17, 2019
New Asylum Policy Hasn’t Deterred Some Asylum Seekers
The Trump administration published a new rule in the Federal Register Tuesday. It bars most asylum seekers who failed to apply for protection in “at least one country” through which they traveled on their way to the U.S. But Central American migrants making their way through Sonora, Mexico to the U.S. border say they’re undeterred by the news.
July 17, 2019
Doctor Training Shifts Conversation About Addiction And Opioids
Arizona health officials are pushing a new curriculum aimed at slowing the opioid overdose epidemic from the medicine prescribing angle. Another way to try and do that is being tested out by resident doctors by training their peers in using some of those same ideas of empathetic pain and addiction treatment.
Arizona Fellowships Offer Aspiring Doctors Path Into Addiction Medicine
July 17, 2019
Immigrant Rights Groups Sue Over Asylum Rule
Immigrant rights groups sued President Donald Trump’s administration over a rule that restricts asylum eligibility on the same day federal officials said they’d start enforcing it.
July 16, 2019
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Dies
John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99.
July 16, 2019
Phoenix Group Hiring Foster Parents For Migrant Kids
Federal authorities say more than 60,000 migrant children have shown up alone at the U.S.-Mexico border since Oct. 1, 2018. A local organization is hiring foster parents to help care unaccompanied kids.
July 16, 2019
Interior Releases Plan To Disperse BLM Employees
The Interior Department on Tuesday released details of its plan to disperse Washington D.C.-based jobs in the Bureau of Land Management out into the West. But the plan is getting pushback.
July 16, 2019
Kirkpatrick: House Must Open  Impeachment Proceedings
Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick has joined the growing chorus of House members seeking an impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying Congress has no choice but to open an impeachment inquiry.
July 16, 2019
Voters Will Decide If Tucson Becomes A Sanctuary City
Voters in Tucson will decide in November whether the city will become Arizona’s first "sanctuary city." The term sanctuary city has long been a nuanced one. In Tucson, it will mean just how much local law enforcement can work with federal immigration agents to enforce federal law.
July 16, 2019
Kelly Talks Space Exploration On 50th Anniversary Of Moon Launch
Astronaut and U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly took to Facebook Live on Tuesday to reflect on his career, the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch and the future of space exploration.
July 16, 2019
Secretary Of State Pompeo Plans Travel To Latin America
This weekend, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo will travel to four Latin American countries, including Mexico, where immigration and trade top the agenda.
July 16, 2019
Lawsuit Challenges Northern Arizona Fracking Leases
Conservation groups sued the Trump administration Monday for attempting to drill for oil and gas in northern Arizona without an environmental review.
July 16, 2019
Scores On The SAT No Longer Taken At Face Value
A number of colleges and universities are moving beyond what was, for many years, a basic metric used to determine if a student was accepted for enrollment. Basic scores on the SAT are no longer being taken at face value in quite the same way.
July 16, 2019
Could Desalination Help Arizonas Water Problems?
As states and countries deal with water scarcity, Jim Robbins says desalination has become an increasingly popular option. Tom Buschatzke, director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources, talks about the list of potential solutions for Arizona’s water issues.
July 16, 2019
McSally And Sinema Join Forces To Support Water Bill
Arizona Sens. Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema may have had an epic battle on the campaign trail last year, but now they are joining together to sponsor a bill that works to address our region’s dry future.
July 16, 2019

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