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Title 42 remains in place at border for now – as does the fight over it

WASHINGTON - Supporters of Title 42, the pandemic-era health rule used to turn away migrants at the border, welcomed a court ruling that blocked the White House plan to end Monday, but migration advocates said it only prolongs an "outright failure" of border policy.


Arizona housing authorities’ strict criminal background checks often bar people who need a second chance

PHOENIX – As they look for a place to live in the state’s tight rental market, applicants with criminal backgrounds seeking government-supported housing face hurdles that go far beyond what the federal guidelines require.


Arizona official defends ‘remain in Mexico’ policy that Biden wants to end

WASHINGTON - The director of Arizona's Department of Homeland Security told a panel of lawmakers Wednesday that the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as the “remain in Mexico” policy for immigrants, is helping to keep Arizonans safe.


Arizona, national traffic deaths jumped in 2021; state outpaced nation

WASHINGTON - Arizona traffic deaths rose 18.4% in the first nine months of 2021 compared to the year before, far outpacing the national 12% increase in the same period, new federal data show. The death tolls were the highest since 2006.


ASU softball gears up for 2022 with new roster

TEMPE – Despite significant roster changes, Arizona State softball coach Trisha Ford has confidence in the team’s direction.


Despite huge funding lead in Senate race, Kelly still faces a challenge

WASHINGTON - Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., raised more than $27.5 million for his 2022 reelection bid, almost twice the total raised by a half-dozen Republican challengers, but analysts said that "giant war chest" does not guarantee a win in what could be a tough year for Democrats.


Asians, other minorities fear attacks because of race, survey finds

PHOENIX – An NPR report found that one in four Asian households in the U.S. fear physical and verbal attacks because of their race. Studies show mental health issues related to economic inequalities increased across the country during the surge in COVID-19 cases tied to the delta variant.


Making dough: Phoenix chef leaves Microsoft to sell pastries at farmers markets

GLENDALE – Slade Grove left Microsoft two decades ago to pursue his baking hobby as a career. He won Best of Phoenix Awards and attracted the eye of Oprah Winfrey but now sells his wares at farmers markets.


First phase ending for child tax credit, a ‘game changer’ for families

WASHINGTON - Arizona families may have seen the last - for now - payment Wednesday under an expanded child tax credit program that advocates say has been a "game changer" for low-income families in the state.


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 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.


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.