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Maternal death rates for Black, Indigenous women ‘notably high’ in AZ as rates soar nationwide

By: - August 22, 2023

WASHINGTON – Maternal death rates more than doubled over the past 20 years in the U.S., with Black and Indigenous women continuing to see mortality rates that far exceeded other groups – a pattern that was repeated in Arizona, according to a recent study. Health experts said no single factor is to blame, but said […]

Ranchers hail, environmentalists fear Supreme Court clean water ruling

By: - May 30, 2023

WASHINGTON – Ranchers and Republican lawmakers are welcoming a Supreme Court ruling that narrows the range of waters subject to federal regulation, calling it a win for private property rights that reins in overeager regulators. “It’s very difficult to navigate federal processes, very difficult. And it seems particularly silly in a case where you’re getting […]