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Rise of the robotexts: As new rules curbed spam calls, texts took off

By: - July 25, 2022

WASHINGTON – Federal regulations aimed at blocking robocalls appear to have had some effect over the past year, but robotexts have skyrocketed in their place, according to a recent report from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group. The PIRG report said the number of phone companies that have installed spam-blocking technology since it was required last year […]

June border encounters top 200,000, set record of 1.74 million for year

By: - July 19, 2022

WASHINGTON – More than 1.74 million migrants had been stopped at the southwest border through June, breaking the record set through all of the last fiscal year with three months still to go in this fiscal year. The latest numbers from Customs and Border Protection show that while apprehensions fell sharply from May to June, […]

Campaign kicks off for Prop. 308 to guarantee in-state tuition for undocumented high school grads

By: - July 8, 2022

A broad-based group of political, business and immigration leaders rallied Wednesday to drum up support for Proposition 308, the ballot initiative that would guarantee in-state tuition for any Arizona high school graduate, regardless of citizenship status. With an estimated 2,000 undocumented students graduating from Arizona high schools every year, backers of the “Yes on 308” campaign said […]