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Casa Grande’s Barça Residency Academy producing top level soccer talent

CASA GRANDE – FC Barcelona is known for producing some of soccer’s top talents through their academy in Spain. Since 2016, they have used the same approach in Casa Grande, where every graduate so far has played in college or signed a professional contract.


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.


Migrants stuck in Mexico still rely on money from family to live

TAPACHULA, Mexico – While migrants remain trapped in Tapachula, in southern Mexico, the money they receive from family members is spent towards benefiting the city’s economy. But because of delays in issuing legal documentation – some migrants face economic instability and uncertain survival routes while working to survive.


Dreamer drama: Arizona man hopes play about his life drives DACA discussion

NEW YORK - Tony Valdovinos' story has taken him from Phoenix to off-Broadway and given him the chance to meet Barack Obama and "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. But what's important to Valdovinos is the message the play "¡Americano!" delivers.


‘Border security is national security’: Pence in Arizona to discuss immigration

PHOENIX – Former Vice President Mike Pence visited the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona on Monday, then addressed a crowd at the Arizona Commerce Authority in Phoenix on his vision for U.S. border security and immigration. Pence is expected to run for president in 2024 – potentially against his old boss.


Arizona lawmakers split as House passes gun reform after Uvalde shooting

WASHINGTON – Arizona legislators voted on party lines this week as the House rushed through a pair of sweeping gun reform bills just weeks after a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school left 19 students and two teachers dead.


Blinken urges young journalists to defend their craft – and themselves

LOS ANGELES – The ninth Summit of the Americas kicked off Tuesday night with remarks by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, but much of the discussion was on the safety of journalists in the Western Hemisphere and the growing mistrust of the news media.


After Uvalde, Arizona schools balance hard and soft deterrents to attacks

WASHINGTON - With little hope that state lawmakers will pass gun-control measures in the wake of the latest school shooting, Arizona educators find themselves balancing the competing goals of hardening schools while making them welcoming places.


Heartbreak at Grayhawk: ASU men’s golf falls just short of national championship

SCOTTSDALE – Arizona State finished strong in the NCAA Division I men’s golf championship but fell just short against Texas for the title.


Chicanos por la Causa lanza una campaña de $10 millones para salir a votar

PHOENIX – Se está llevando a cabo una iniciativa de $10 millones para alentar a los millones de latinos en Arizona a acudir a las urnas, independientemente de su afiliación política. La organización sin fines de lucro Chicanos por la Causa está detrás de este esfuerzo junto con Mi Familia Vota y Promise Arizona.

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Tribal police agencies struggle to attract, maintain officers, panel told

WASHINGTON - A Navajo Nation official told a Senate panel this week that the tribe’s police department lacks the resources to attract and retain officers, a problem that experts say is faced by tribal police departments across the country.


Nogales sees border-crossing delays as trucks flee Texas border logjam

WASHINGTON - Commercial truckers were coping with longer-than-normal delays at the Nogales border crossing Thursday, as trucks trying to escape a logjam at the Texas border headed west to Arizona instead.