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Two Arizona tribes, advocacy group join suits over EPA’s clean-water rule rollback

PHOENIX - Two Arizona tribes and a Phoenix-based advocacy group joined a pair of lawsuits this week to reverse a Trump administration clean-water rule that critics said would open the "vast majority of Arizona’s waterways" to pollution and degradation.


Tool shows what many know: Arizona communities at high risk for wildfire

PHOENIX - A new U.S. Forest Service tool removes any doubt that wildfire poses a high risk Arizona properties, mapping the state in blazing reds and flaming yellows, but officials hope the tool can help community leaders and fire experts take steps to reduce risk to homes and businesses.



On the border of a new future: Young Venezuelans in Peru

Youth emigrating from Venezuela experience a mix of optimism and apprehension about starting their new lives in Peru.


Lack of funds makes it more difficult for refugee women in Arizona to set up new lives

PHOENIX – Due to the responsibility of child care, a higher rate of experiencing sexual violence, financial dependency and less access to education and lack of confidence, refugee women experience tribulation when resettling in new countries.


Schools in Peru are under added pressure from wave of Venezuelan migrants

Although overwhelmed and short of money, educators in Peru are scrambling to accommodate an influx of Venezuelan school children.


Influx of migrants, overstretched charity prompt Yuma mayor to declare a state of emergency

YUMA – 1,300 migrants have been processed through one shelter in Yuma in the past three weeks, and resources are stretched so thin that Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls is calling on the federal government to provide funding.


Arizona filmmakers spark discrimination discussion at ACLU event

PHOENIX – “You Racist, Sexist, Bigot” features the stories of Arizonans of different races, sexuality, religion, political beliefs and gender to start difficult discussions about discrimination.


Migrants dropped off by ICE outside Phoenix bus stations are left with few resources

PHOENIX – Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently released more than 100 migrants outside a Phoenix Greyhound station, with few resources.


Phoenix fashion show shines spotlight on refugees and their contributions

PHOENIX – The International Rescue Committee in Phoenix hosted a celebration of cultural diversity and unique businesses run by refugees in the valley.


Produce rescue: Nogales group feeds vulnerable communities as it fights food waste

TEMPE – A nonprofit organization in Nogales assists elderly, low-income, undocumented and disabled people in Arizona by giving them affordable fruits and vegetables.


Constitutional experts express concerns after Trump declares state of emergency

PHOENIX – President Trump declared a national state of emergency on Friday, and law experts are worried about the legality of the action as well as which statutory powers the president will seize.