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As strike against Asarco enters fourth month, workers remain determined

WASHINGTON - Union leaders say the close to 1,800 striking Asarco workers in Arizona and Texas remain "strong" as the strike entered its fourth month Monday, with little hope of a settlement in sight.


Lawmakers spar over Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ rule for asylum seekers

WASHINGTON - House members sparred Tuesday over the Trump administration's so-called "Remain in Mexico" policy for asylum-seekers, with Democrats calling it unsafe and "abhorrent" and Republicans saying it has helped reduce a massive backlog in immigration courts.


Board of Education declines changes to sex education policy

PHOENIX – No further changes will be made to Arizona’s sex education classes, the Board of Education decided Monday.


The Facebook battlefield: Two mothers on opposite sides of the vaccination divide

PHOENIX – Two mothers share common ground, like suburban life, charter schools, and family dinner. They also want to keep their children healthy and safe, which is where their lifestyles divide. One believes in vaccinations, the other does not.


Public health vs. parent choice: The vaccination debate in Arizona

PHOENIX – Arizona public health officials continue to warn that the state is at risk for an outbreak due to plummeting vaccination coverage rates, and lawmakers are fighting for legislation on both sides of the debate. Parents continue to question the safety of vaccines, but there are still no viable solutions on the table.

A photo of a woman holding her daughter as she receives seven vaccine shots.

Arizona’s messy tax system hampers small businesses battling online retailers for tax fairness

PHOENIX – The Arizona Legislature is considering a bill that would require online retailers who do not have a physical facility in the state to pay sales taxes on goods purchased by Arizonans. However, the state’s 93 city tax codes complicate the issue.


Drop in vaccination rates puts Arizona at risk of outbreak, AZDHS warns

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Health Services issued a report on Friday warning that higher exemptions from vaccines are putting the state at risk this year for an outbreak of preventable diseases like measles and mumps.


Arizona lawmakers hope to close insurance-coverage gap in telemedicine

PHOENIX - Private insurers cover telemedicine in 11 specialties, such as trauma, mental health and cardiology, and even that is limited to rural areas. A Senate bill would expand coverage.


Asylum seekers coming through the southern border ordered to wait in Mexico

PHOENIX – Asylum seekers coming through the southern border ordered to wait in Mexico.


A trip to India set Cindy McCain on a mission against human trafficking

PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey and Cindy McCain, co-chair of the Arizona Human Trafficking Council, discussed their work to slow human trafficking and work with traumatized victims. The council has trained 31,000 people – first responders, counselors, nurses, and juvenile probation officers – so spot signs of human trafficking


Victims of Baptist Foundation scheme still recovering 20 years later

PHOENIX – Anne Mezzapelle Cacace was one of 11,000 investors who lost $580 million when the Baptist Foundation of Arizona, or BFA, a registered nonprofit, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1999, in what prosecutors described as a Ponzi scheme. To this day, it is considered one of the largest affinity frauds in U.S history.


Court: Widow waited too long to sue VA for delays in husband’s care

WASHINGTON - An appeals court said a Navy widow whose husband died from kidney disease waited too long to sue the Veterans Affairs medical center that delayed his treatment, only to send a letter two weeks after his death urging him to seek immediate care.

VA Chief