The majority of abortions in Arizona are performed in the first eight weeks of pregnancy. But sometimes women face severe medical conditions that lead them to terminate the pregnancy later. Many states have laws that regulate these late abortions, especially if there are signs of life after the procedure. Arizona lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey recently decided to tighten the state’s law.
During the first 100 days of President Donald Trump’s administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials arrested 41,000 people living illegally in the U.S. That is nearly 40 percent more than were arrested during the same period of President Barack Obama’s last year in office.
Tent City could become a space for inmates to work with shelter animals and learn compassion. Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone highlighted his first 100 days in office on Wednesday and provided an update on his planned closure of Tent City.
Older Americans face many challenges as they age. One big challenge is the issue of isolation and loneliness. The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging heard testimony on Wednesday from stakeholders about ways to create and foster age-friendly communities. Many cities, including Phoenix, are already thinking about this very issue.
Republican pressure is mounting on President Trump as members of Congress are becoming weary of the crises surrounding the administration. That includes two prominent Arizonans, including the state’s senior Sen. John McCain.
In the fall of 1956, workers began building what would become a 710-foot dam, weighing about 10 million tons. Glen Canyon Dam — near the northern Arizona city of Page and Lake Powell, which the dam created — has been controversial, with passionate arguments both in favor and opposition.
The current population of bison living at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is descended from buffalo originally brought to northern Arizona in the early 20th century. And in recent years, the number of bison have begun to multiply at a precipitous rate, leading the National Park Service to ask for public comments about what to do to reduce the herd.
About 6 months ago, Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development filed for bankruptcy, according to The Arizona Republic. Now, the Republic is reporting that another community nonprofit is taking over their operations: UMOM New Day Centers, which works to aid homeless families in the Valley.