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Report: People 65+ are skipping out on COVID boosters
Many people 65 and older are not getting COVID-19 booster shots, according to Kaiser Health News. It’s unclear why given that the vaccines are shown to reduce severe illness and even prevent death among this more vulnerable population.
May 16, 2022
Report: Nursing homes lost 145,000 workers from 2020-21
The federal government issued a report showing that nursing homes have been impacted by the workforce shortage to a larger degree than other sectors within health care. The report also touched on the mental health struggles facing these workers.
May 16, 2022
For this summer
In the middle of a parched summer in the arid West, any amount of rain can feel like a gift. But in reality, those precious summer showers barely move the needle when it comes to water.
May 16, 2022
Report finds more migrants are going missing in Mexico
An organization that helps families search for loved ones who have gone missing while migrating says nearly four times as many migrants were reported missing last year in Mexico than in 2020. A new report finds many were locked up in detention centers without access to communication.
May 16, 2022
Construction underway on Rocky Point solar plant
Construction is now underway on a massive, government-owned solar plant near the well-known Sonoran beach town of Rocky Point. The project is by far the most significant solar energy plant undertaken by the Mexican government.
May 16, 2022
Regents grant ramps up study of Valley fever, ozone
A new partnership between the state’s three universities and several state agencies aims to increase understanding of issues like Valley fever and ozone levels in Arizona — and come up with solutions.
May 16, 2022
Agency removes cap on endangered wolf population
In keeping with a 2018 court ruling, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will remove the population cap on wild Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest. But many conservation groups say the plan doesn’t go far enough – or set the right goals.
May 16, 2022
Sonora could be on track for another below average monsoon season
A low-precipitation monsoon season could have serious impacts on the state's critical agricultural sector, and could even compromise cities' ability to ensure reliable water access.
More news from the Fronteras Desk
May 16, 2022
Mavericks eliminate Suns in Game 7 blowout
Luka Doncic scored 35 points, Spencer Dinwiddie added 30 and the Dallas Mavericks stunned the top-seeded Phoenix Suns with a 123-90 Game 7 blowout Sunday night, advancing to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2011.
May 15, 2022
How independent voters can vote in AZs Aug. 2 primary election
Arizona's primary elections are coming up on Aug. 2, and Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer is reminding those registered as independent that they can participate.
More Arizona politics news
May 15, 2022
Experts: Arizona executioners took too long to insert IV
Death penalty experts Thursday that said the estimated 25 minutes it took medical staff to insert an IV into Clarence Dixon’s body was too long. The workers first tried and failed to insert an IV into his left arm before they were able to connect it in his right arm. They then opted to access a vein in his groin area for another IV line.
May 15, 2022
Pima County sets aside $180K for public art at medical examiners office
The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona is combining efforts with Pima County to award a large public artwork stipend for the county’s new Office of the Medical Examiner. Individual artists or teams must submit proposals by May 31.
May 15, 2022
Heres what happened this week in Arizona history
This week in 1910, the Hotel Adams in Phoenix was destroyed by fire, with the loss estimated at $275,000 and two people killed. A collection of the interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
May 15, 2022
Suns prepare for winner-take-all Game 7 against Dallas
After splitting the first six games of their playoff series, the Suns and Dallas Mavericks are heading back to Phoenix for a winner-take-all Game 7 on Sunday evening.
May 14, 2022
Company: Mine project remains underway after ruling
Hudbay Minerals Inc. says it may appeal a court ruling against its planned use of forest land to store waste rock from a proposed new copper mine but that it also will continue planning for a nearby related project that would include using private land.
May 14, 2022
Tempe Elementary School District will change school names tied to KKK members
Now, Tempe Elementary School District is requesting name suggestions for Gililland Middle School, Hudson Elementary School and the Laird School.
More Arizona education news
May 14, 2022
County program helps expecting moms struggling with substance abuse
The Maricopa County Department of Public Health is about six months into a new effort to help pregnant women struggling with substance abuse.
May 13, 2022
Mexico’s president threatens to boycott Summit of the Americas
Next month, the United States is set to host the Ninth Summit of the Americas — a gathering of leaders from across the Western Hemisphere. But Mexico’s president is threatening to boycott the meeting if the U.S. fails to invite the leaders of some other countries.
May 13, 2022
Dolores Huerta tells the story of Si se puede
Fifty years ago, Santa Rita Hall near downtown Phoenix served as a gathering place for a pair of Latino labor icons trying to overturn a new state law stopping farmworkers from organizing. The leader who coined the phrase "Si se puede" recounted history during a Friday visit to the grounds.
May 13, 2022
Court says company cant dig an open-pit mine
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday blocked a bid from Rosemont Copper Company to dig a 6,500-foot wide open pit mine about 30 miles southeast of Tucson.
May 13, 2022

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