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DHS tries again to end ‘remain in Mexico’ policy, despite court order

WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security said Friday it will end the Migrant Protection Protocols, its second attempt to reverse the Trump-era "remain in Mexico" policy that makes asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases are considered.


Border apprehensions hit all-time high of 1.7 million in fiscal 2021

WASHINGTON - Apprehensions at the southern border hit 1.7 million in fiscal 2021, the highest in more than 60 years. Apprehensions at the Arizona border were also up sharply, although neither the Yuma sector nor the Tucson sector of the border set records in 2021.


Girls get the chance to speak with NASA astronaut and scientist Jessica Meir

A virtual event sponsored by Transportation YOU gave more than 50 girls ages 13 to 18 the opportunity to learn from and ask questions of NASA astronaut Jessica Meir.


Yuma mayor says surging illegal migration is stressing local services

WASHINGTON - Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls told a Washington forum this week that the rise in illegal immigration is stressing health care and the nonprofits that help migrants in his town, and he's worried the situation will only get worse.


Republicans press Tucson police chief on border in nomination hearing

WASHINGTON - Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus walked a fine line in a hearing Tuesday on his nomination to lead Customs and Border Protection, easily fielding questions from Democrats while telling GOP senators some of what they wanted to hear.


Married … with gymnasts: ASU coaches balance life with guiding powerhouse program

PHOENIX – Jessica and Jay Santos, co-coaches for the Arizona State gymnastics team, have helped transform their program into a powerhouse.


Pick’em: Sport gambling in Arizona underway and options are plentiful

PHOENIX - With sports gambling officially legal in Arizona, professional teams celebrate partnerships with Caesars Sportsbook, FanDuel and Barstool Sportsbook.


As COVID-19 testing numbers rise, Embry Health hopes to expand services

MESA – COVID-19 testing numbers are increasing as schools reopen and the delta variant spreads. To counter the rise in numbers and reduce wait times, Embry Health is bringing in hundreds of new workers.


Essential but ignored: How day care powered the pandemic workforce

The pandemic exposed how vulnerable and essential child care providers are in America. The median hourly wage is $10.31, and most workers receive no benefits, but they play a crucial role in getting people back to work.


Supreme Court orders Biden to restore Trump ‘remain in Mexico’ policy

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said late Tuesday that the Biden administration has to continue enforcing the Trump administration's so-called "remain in Mexico" policy for asylum seekers - for now.


Cancer diagnosis inspires physical therapist to attempt 1,200-mile off-road race

PHOENIX – A physical therapist who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma during the pandemic is motivated to try a 1,200-mile, women's only off-road race. And she's determined.


Medical mistreatment, inequity lead to vaccine hesitancy for Black Americans

Historic and ongoing medical mistreatment and lack of access have informed Black Americans’ COVID-19 response: vaccine hesitancy.