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More Maricopa Residents Experiencing Homelessness
More Maricopa County residents are experiencing homelessness.
May 1, 2019
Despite Good Economy, Trumps Approval Ratings Is Low
The surest bet for a president to be reelected — at least over the past several decades — was for the economy to be strong. That describes the environment the U.S. has been in for close to a decade now with low unemployment, a healthy stock market and solid GDP.
May 1, 2019
What Is Mexicos Own Southern Border Policy?
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has called for more focus on Mexico's own southern border to better understand what's happening on the U.S. border.
May 1, 2019
A Citizen Journalism Project Highlights The Syrian Civil War
A citizen journalism driven project named "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently" was started by refugees to carrying information to other Syrians after ISIS took over.
May 1, 2019
Fire Destroys Main Sanctuary Of St. Joseph Church
A fire has destroyed the main sanctuary of a Catholic church in north Phoenix early Wednesday morning. There is still little information about the cause of the fire at St. Joseph' Church near 40th Street and Shea Boulevard..
May 1, 2019
Q&AZ: What Is Being Done To Provide More Reasonably Paid Jobs For Older Arizonans?
What’s being done to create more reasonably paid jobs for older Arizonans? One KJZZ listener asked and as part of our Q&AZ reporting series. Alex Juarez, with AARP Arizona, says age discrimination is an issue facing many older adults — which is why AARP created an Employer Pledge Program.
May 1, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Pre-Crastination
For some, completing a task the moment it arises is of utmost importance. But if you do something to completion far ahead of its deadline, you may miss out on important information.
May 1, 2019
The Takeaway: Venezuelan Protests — A Failed Coup?
On the early hours of Tuesday morning, Juan Guaidó, the opposition leader in Venezuela, called for the armed forces to turn on President Maduro and begin the "final phase" of the transformation of power. The coup attempt on Tuesday was largely unsuccessful, with Guaidó failing to take power.
May 1, 2019
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
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
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?
More Stories From The Fronteras Desk
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

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