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Tracing The Migrant Journey: Phoenix Shelter A Brief Respite For Migrants Coming To U.S.
After crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and spending two or three days in government custody, these asylum-seekers have arrived at the Phoenix Welcome Center. It’s a new facility run by the International Rescue Committee, a humanitarian group with a chapter in Arizona.
Special Report: 'Tracing The Migrant Journey'
Sept. 16, 2019
Increased Recycling Rates Are Here To Stay
Republic Services has begun rejecting collected recyclables it now classifies as contaminated. In some cases, the items can get processed, but for a higher price. Now, Camden County, New Jersey — the birthplace of U.S. recycling — has filed suit against the company.
Sept. 16, 2019
UA Scientists Track Animal Evolution Based On Diet
The study suggests species can date their diet back to the first multicellular organisms, and UA evolutionary biologist John Wiens believes that organism was a carnivore.
Sept. 16, 2019
Phoenix Council To Discuss Police Oversight
On Tuesday, Phoenix council members will hold a work study session to discuss civilian oversight of the police department.
Sept. 16, 2019
Scientists Discover New Species Of Ancient Flying Reptile
Scientists have discovered a new species of ancient flying reptile based on fossils unearthed in southern Alberta, Canada. They’re calling it the "Frozen Dragon of the North Wind."
Sept. 16, 2019
Phoenix Docs Launch Program For Minorities In Medicine
Two Valley doctors have launched a nonprofit to help boost the number of minorities in medicine. Their nonprofit, ElevateMeD, will provide scholarships, mentoring and financial management education to underrepresented medical students.
Sept. 16, 2019
Food Insecurity In Arizona Might Get Worse
About 50,000 Arizonans on the federal food stamp program would be affected by recent changes being made to the program. And that could have big health consequences, especially for children.
Sept. 16, 2019
Havasupai Work To Bridge Digital Divide In The Grand Canyon
The most isolated Native American Tribe in the continental United States is finally expanding its broadband internet. And it hasn’t been easy. But if the Havasupai Tribe can install reliable high speed internet at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, they may bridge the digital divide for other tribes.
Sept. 16, 2019
Maricopa County Joins Nation To End New AIDS Cases By 2030
The Maricopa Integrated Health System is joining a national movement to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as Maricopa County is one of 48 counties with the highest rate of new infections in the U.S.
Sept. 15, 2019
Nurses Report On Health Conditions At Border
Recently, nurses from the Registered Nurses Response Network returned from a mission to a Tucson-area shelter for asylum seekers.
Sept. 15, 2019
ASU And Infosys Partner For Innovation
Indian technology company Infosys opened its Technology and Innovation Center at ASU's SkySong and plans to hire 1,000 Arizonans by 2023.
Sept. 14, 2019
Ruling Expected In Phoenix Religious Exemptions Case
The Arizona Supreme Court will issue a ruling Monday morning that will decide whether business owners can deny service to customers based on those owners’ religious beliefs.
Sept. 14, 2019
Naturally Occurring Fires Contained After Burning 9,000 Acres
Two naturally occurring fires near the Tonto National Forest have been contained but only after burning almost 9,000 acres of land.
Sept. 13, 2019
Reimbursement Deadline Nears For Groups That Helped Migrant Families
Monday night is the deadline for Arizona nonprofits and churches to apply for reimbursement of money they spent to host migrant families dropped off by federal authorities.
Sept. 13, 2019
Florence Project Heartbroken By SCOTUS Asylum Decision
An Arizona nonprofit that gives free legal help to detained migrants said President Trump’s so-called third-country asylum ban puts lives in danger.
Sept. 13, 2019
Why Are So Many People Dying From The Heat?
So far this year, Maricopa County has seen record heat deaths, dating all the way back to April. Researchers from Arizona State University are trying to nail down the factors that lead to these deaths.
Sept. 13, 2019
UA Police Charge 2 In Attack On Black Student
The University of Arizona Police Department has arrested two students on misdemeanor assault charges. The arrests come after they allegedly assaulted a black student on campus.
Sept. 13, 2019
Prescott Testing New Pedestrian Scramble Design
The pedestrian scramble is designed to help improve a busy downtown intersection. It allows pedestrians to cross diagonally all at once instead of waiting their turn in traditional crosswalks.
Sept. 13, 2019
Monsoon Stories 2019: Writing The Tempest
Arizona's monsoon season is nearly over, but September still might have some surprises in store.
Sept. 13, 2019
In Mexico, Confusion About US Asylum Rule
Mexico’s top diplomat says he disagrees with a U.S. Supreme Court order that will prevent most migrants from applying for asylum. The measure will likely block thousands from around the world who are waiting in Mexican border towns for an opportunity to legally enter the U.S.
Sept. 13, 2019

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