Experts say total dependency on employers — which provide food, shelter and transportation — leads to isolation, making workers vulnerable to abuse. Demand for migrant farmworkers has grown in recent years and stretched government resources to oversee the H-2A program.
As the temperatures have soared in the Valley, so have the number of calls to the Arizona Humane Society. The organization responded to 18 percent more cases of animal neglect and injured animals than the same time last year.
It’s already been an active fire season in Arizona. Many fires were started naturally by lightning. But, blazes like the Goodwin Fire that burned more than 28,000 acres near Prescott, were expected to be human caused.
Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan issued a written statement late Monday rejecting a request for voter registration data from the Trump administration as part of the president’s investigation into potential voter fraud.
Obesity now kills more people worldwide than car crashes, terror attacks and Alzheimer’s combined. Researchers say the main culprit is not lack of exercise, but changes in the way food is now made with calorie-dense, high-sugar ingredients.
The second set of weekly data on the opioid epidemic in Arizona shows a spike in the number of suspected overdoses and deaths, though officials warn it’s too early to tell if the state is experiencing a real increase.