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Struggling in silence: Latinas face higher risk of postpartum depression

MESA – Latina mothers face a 40% greater risk of developing postpartum depression, according to a recent study. Counselors around the Valley are helping women beat these odds.


COVID-19 being felt in donations, hours, adoptions at animal shelters

PHOENIX - The spread of COVID-19 has "deeply affected" Arizona animal shelters, which are discontinuing some services, cutting hours and trying to juggle between taking animals in and adopting them out to stretch resources while protecting pets and people.


Lower carbon-capture costs could entice businesses to address climate change

PHOENIX – A Republican plan to mitigate climate change would permanently grant tax breaks for businesses that reduce carbon emissions and purchase equipment with technology to capture emissions from the atmosphere. But is “direct capture” an effective tool?


Supreme Court vacates ruling in Nogales cross-border shooting

WASHINGTON - Advocates were not surprised but still "truly heartbroken" Monday when the Supreme Court overturned a lower court that had said a Mexican family could sue a Border Patrol agent in Nogales who shot and killed their son in 2012.

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DHS waives more regulations to speed construction of border wall

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration took another step toward expediting construction of a border wall Tuesday, announcing it is waiving federal contracting regulations to fast track construction in four states, including Arizona.


To salvage recycling, Phoenix increases solid waste residential rate by 24%

PHOENIX – Residents will see their recycling and composting rates go up over the next two years. The rate increase comes after two years of China cutting back on what types of recycling it will accept, meaning less revenue to offset the city’s recycling program.


Lawmakers send well-wishes as Kirkpatrick seeks care for alcohol dependence

WASHINGTON - Colleagues of Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick offered prayers and well wishes for the Tucson Democrat after she announced Wednesday that she is seeking treatment for alcohol dependence, which she said was to blame for a serious fall last week.


Arizona veterans of 1998 impeachment see similarities, deeper divides

WASHINGTON - No one in Arizona's congressional delegation has been through an impeachment vote before, but lawmakers who were in Congress for the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton remember angry phone calls from sharply divided voters - much like the situation today.


Arizona lawmakers follow party line in impeachment hearing questioning

WASHINGTON - The House Judiciary Committee ended a daylong hearing into possible articles of impeachment Wednesday against President Donald Trump with bitter partisan sparring, and Arizona lawmakers on the panel largely followed suit.


Family, country – Suns? Arizona lawmakers on what they’re thankful for

WASHINGTON - Impeachment. Immigration. Investigations. Looming elections - with all the chaos in Washington, it might seem like there's not a lot to be thankful for. Which may be why Arizona lawmakers' thoughts turned to home when they were asked what they are thankful for this holiday.


Impeachment impasse: Few minds appear changed by weeks of testimony

WASHINGTON - Two months of investigation and two weeks of televised hearings do not appear to have changed any minds in Arizona's congressional delegation about the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump, a situation so far mirrored in the public, according to recent polls.


House panel OKs pot decriminalization, as poll shows support in Arizona

WASHINGTON - A House committee gave preliminary approval to a comprehensive marijuana reform bill that would decriminalize the drug while erasing pot convictions stretching back decades.The vote came the same day a new poll showed a slim majority of Arizonans support marijuana legalization.