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‘Remain in Mexico’ migrant policy resumes, even as feds vow to end it

By: and - December 6, 2021

WASHINGTON – The Trump-era “remain in Mexico” policy will resume Monday, after the Mexican government agreed to accept migrants who are turned away at the border and forced to wait in Mexico for their hearing. The court-ordered renewal of the Migrant Protection Protocols comes even though the Department of Homeland Security said this summer it […]

Court: Higher water charge for public housing is not discriminatory

By: and - November 15, 2021

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court said Friday that an Arizona water district can charge more in upfront fees to public housing residents, even though the policy disproportionately affects minority customers and single mothers. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals acknowledged that the policy by the Maricopa Domestic Water Improvement […]

Thank a veteran? Good luck finding one in Congress, as numbers dwindle

By: - November 11, 2021

WASHINGTON – Every year, members of Congress use Veteran’s Day to honor and thank those who have served in the Armed Forces. And every year, finding a colleague to thank for that service gets a little harder. The number of veterans serving in Congress is at its lowest point since the start of World War […]

Arizonans hopeful that focus on missing Indigenous persons may pay off

By: - October 5, 2021

WASHINGTON – Duane Garvais-Lawrence pulled into Washington, D.C., Friday, ending his second annual coast-to-coast trip to bring attention to the problem of missing and murdered Indigenous women – a trip he hopes he does not have to make again. “The blood on this RV … is on America’s conscience,” Garvais-Lawrence said of the red names […]

Fencing goes up around Capitol again, as police brace for Jan. 6 rally

By: - September 17, 2021

WASHINGTON – Fences, cameras and barricades went up around the Capitol early Thursday, as federal and local police braced for possible violence at a Saturday rally defending those who were arrested in the Jan. 6 insurrection. Organizers of the “Justice for J6” rally said they expect as many as 700 people – but if anyone […]

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Surge in COVID-19 puts state on pace to hit 1 million cases next week

By: - August 23, 2021

WASHINGTON – Arizona is on pace to record its 1 millionth COVID-19 infection within the next week, and health experts fear that kids in schools and the looming Labor Day holiday will only make matters worse. The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 979,580 cases as of Friday and its data shows that the state had been […]