By Jordan Elder and Kennedy Wilkerson | Monday, Dec. 30, 2019
PHOENIX – Scientists in Mexico have found a sustainable alternative to plastic bags. Using juice from the prickly pear cactus, they’ve produced plastic that can decompose in just a few weeks rather than the several centuries it takes for traditional plastic bags.
By Laurel Morales | Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019
SANTA FE, N.M. – The Spanish soldiers and fortune seekers who arrived in Mexico 500 years ago brought death and destruction along with their Catholic faith, activists say. But others note how much good Hispanics have contributed throughout the Southwest.
By Emily Dean | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019
TUCSON – The tech industry continues to grow nationwide, but its workforce still is nearly 70% white. Less than 7% of workers are Hispanic.
By Harrison Mantas | Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019
WASHINGTON - A U.S. Civill Rights Commission report on how the federal government deals with Native American tribes details decades of underfunding, poor data collection and lack of coordination - and its authors say little has changed since their first report 15 years ago.
By Anikka Abbott | Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
PHOENIX – Jill Guernsey de Zapien She helped start a program in southeastern Arizona to bring better care to rural residents, particularly farmworkers.
By Daniel Gatalica and | Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019
PHOENIX – A new nonprofit, 100 Angels Foundation, provides medical relief to migrant families in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and other countries.
By Austin Westfall | Wednesday, May 1, 2019
SOUTHERN ARIZONA – Aguilas del Desierto is a nonprofit group that scours the desert for the remains of migrants lost in Arizona and California.
By Nicole Ludden | Friday, April 19, 2019
TUCSON – The Casa Alitas shelter at the Benedictine Monastery in Tucson provides transportation, medical care and guidance for migrants claiming asylum in the United States.
By Andrew Howard | Monday, April 8, 2019
WASHINGTON - There were 14 more Mexican gray wolves in the wild last year, a "huge relief" to conservationists but not nearly enough for them to stop worrying about the long-term viability of the endangered animal, which now numbers 131 in Arizona and New Mexico.
By Jorge Valencia | Tuesday, April 2, 2019
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – A professor of chemical engineering in Mexico is making biodegradable plastics from the juice of prickly pear cactus.
By Nicole Ludden | Wednesday, March 20, 2019
TUCSON – The second annual Walk a Mile in a Refugee’s Shoes event on Thursday showed participants the hard truth of what it’s like to live as a refugee in the United States.
By Staff | Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019
SCOTTSDALE – Day Two of the Waste Management Phoenix Open featured Special Olympics and several baseball stars, including Archie Bradley.