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Housing options limited for migrants forced to wait in southern Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico – Migrants seeking housing in Tapachula, one of Mexico’s poorest cities, have three choices as their immigration paperwork is processed: stay in a shelter and follow its rules, rent a room if they have money, or sleep on the streets. More often than not, their accommodations depend on circumstances and the social environment.


From heat deaths to worsening allergies, climate change harms health

PHOENIX – Concerns about the impact of the climate crisis on health are driving doctors, nurses, medical students and others to advocate for change. The American Medical Association recently declared climate change a public health crisis and said it would push for more policies meant to limit global warming.


Can’t hurt to ask: Arizona lawmakers raise earmark requests by $194 million

WASHINGTON - For a second straight year, Arizona Republicans refrained from requesting any funding for local projects in Congress, while Democrats boosted requests by $194.5 million, a 43% increase over last year, when earmarks were restored after a decade-long hiatus.


‘Nothing here is enough’: Systemic gaps in health care system affect migrants in Tapachula

TAPACHULA, Mexico – Tens of thousands of migrants struggle to navigate a complex and underfunded network of health care resources in the southern border city of Tapachula, Mexico – despite the efforts of NGOs and government officials alike.


New Phoenix shelter is more than a one-night stop for people experiencing homelessness

PHOENIX – A new Phoenix shelter, run by St. Vincent de Paul and funded by the city and Maricopa County, offers people experiencing homelessness more than just an overnight bed. It’s designed to give people a stable transitional situation, three meals a day and case managers to help them find permanent housing.


Sex work equals survival for some migrant women in Tapachula, Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico – To survive while their journeys are stalled in Tapachula, Mexico, many migrant women turn to sex work. They face abuse, poor pay and lack of access to sexual and reproductive health care.


Bowers: Trump efforts to overturn election devolved to ‘tragic parody’

WASHINGTON - Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers told lawmakers investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection about the Trump campaign's persistent, and increasingly questionable, efforts to pressure state officials into overturning the 2020 elections.


Tampon shortage spotlights fight against ‘period poverty’

PHOENIX – The latest supply chain problem – a shortage of feminine care items – has prompted Arizona advocates to renew calls for “period equity” to ensure that menstrual products are accessible and affordable for all.


Los Angeles quick to embrace women’s soccer with addition of Angel City FC

LOS ANGELES – In its inaugural season as a member of the National Women's Soccer League, Angel City Football Club quickly becomes a big hit.


ASU’s Dayton Carlson is confident heading onto one of track’s biggest stages: The NCAA championships

TEMPE – Dayton Carlson surprised everyone at the Pac-12 Championships last month. Everyone except himself. The ASU freshman now finds himself on one of track and field’s biggest stages – the NCAA outdoor championships this week in Eugene, Oregon.


Calm, cool and Caitlin: Arizona softball coach Lowe hits another milestone: 1st Women’s College World Series win

OKLAHOMA CITY – With a 3-1 victory over Oregon State, Arizona softball coach Caitlin Lowe wins her first Women’s College World Series game as her accomplished rookie season continues.


Access to clean water, rights to Colorado River are high priorities for tribes

Access to clean water is a chronic issue for tribal communities in the Colorado River Basin, who also have been denied their rights to water from the river for a century. Two recent moves intend to address those inequities.