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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.


Yuma mayor says surging illegal migration is stressing local services

WASHINGTON - Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls told a Washington forum this week that the rise in illegal immigration is stressing health care and nonprofits that help migrants in his town, and he's worried the situation will worsen.


Republicans press Tucson police chief on border in nomination hearing

WASHINGTON - Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus walked a fine line in a hearing Tuesday on his nomination to lead Customs and Border Protection, attempting to balance interests from Democrats and GOP senators.


Married … with gymnasts: ASU coaches balance life with guiding powerhouse program

PHOENIX – Jessica and Jay Santos, co-coaches for the Arizona State gymnastics team, have helped transform their program into a powerhouse.


As COVID-19 testing numbers rise, Embry Health hopes to expand services

MESA – COVID-19 testing numbers are increasing as schools reopen and the delta variant spreads. To counter the rise in numbers and reduce wait times, Embry Health is bringing in hundreds of new workers.


Essential but ignored: How day care powered the pandemic workforce

The pandemic exposed how vulnerable and essential child care providers are in America. The median hourly wage is $10.31, and most workers receive no benefits, but they play a crucial role in getting people back to work.


Supreme Court orders Biden to restore Trump ‘remain in Mexico’ policy

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said late Tuesday that the Biden administration has to continue enforcing the Trump administration's so-called "remain in Mexico" policy for asylum seekers - for now.


Cancer diagnosis inspires physical therapist to attempt 1,200-mile off-road race

PHOENIX – A physical therapist who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma during the pandemic is motivated to try a 1,200-mile, women's only off-road race. And she's determined.


Shawnee language classes move online during COVID-19 pandemic

Only about 100 people speak the ancient language of the Shawnee people, which has motivated tribal officials to educate more young people. 2020 was supposed to be the Year of the Shawnee Language in Oklahoma, but COVID-19 forced educators online. There were some positives.