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Punk with a purpose: Hardcore band’s shows help flood of migrant families in Tucson

TUCSON – Musicians in the Tucson Hardcore punk scene stage clothing and donation drives to benefit migrant and indigenous communities.


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.

Fare enough: Uber, Lyft surge ahead of cabs in campaign expense reports

WASHINGTON - Congressional lawmakers may not have voted on ride-sharing legislation, but they are voting with their pocketbooks, with campaigns spending more than 2.1 millon in 2017-18 on Uber and Lyft, far outstripping taxis. Arizona lawmakers were part of the trend, reporting $20,000 on the services.


Dust, particle pollution disproportionately affect Latino and poor communities

PHOENIX – Latino and lower-income communities of Phoenix are breathing in more polluted air than residents in other parts of the city, and a new report indicates it’s part of a national trend.


Arcosanti: Grand experiment in sustainable living approaches its 50th year

ARCOSANTI – A reflection of 50 years of experimentation at the world renowned urban laboratory Arcosanti, and where the project will go next.


Good news for ASU: Pac-12 secures Arkansas Little Rock for wrestling expansion

PHOENIX – Reacting to concerns it could lose its automatic NCAA qualifiers status in wrestling, the Pac-12, which feature powerhouse Arizona State, is on the hunt for an affiliate school to join the conference.


Venezuelans in Peru worry that media’s focus on crime spurs lies, hatred

As Peru works to take in more than 700,000 migrants from Venezuela, social media stokes unwarranted fears of crime and violence.


‘The cellphone does everything’: Smartphones, internet access are key tools of 21st century migration

Cellphones and internet access are key tools for the hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan refugees who are fleeing violence and poverty.


Supreme Court turns down Arpaio, who vows fight to vacate conviction

WASHINGTON - Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio vowed to continue fighting to clear his name of a criminal contempt of court conviction for racial profiling, after the Supreme Court rejected his challenge of an appeals court ruling in the case.


With Venezuela in turmoil, migrants and refugees turn to Peru

Peru has welcomed with open arms more than 700,000 Venezuelan migrants. The inflow is both a test and an opportunity for the country’s economy.


A virtual wall may be the solution to protect wildlife at the border

PHOENIX – The Center for Biological Diversity says animals like jaguars are at risk of harm if President Trump builds a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Tech company, Quanergy Systems, says it has an alternative that can be used to create a virtual wall instead, possibly offering a solution to the wildlife problem.


Poll shows parents want climate change taught – what that looks like in one Arizona classroom

PHOENIX – A new poll shows Americans want schools to teach climate change. One Chandler high school teacher says she has talked about how the Earth’s climate is shifting for nearly 20 years in her earth and environmental science classes.