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The hidden homeless: Growing number of older people living on the streets

PHOENIX – Central Arizona Shelter Services says it helped more than 1,300 people older than 55 who are experiencing homelessness in the 2018-19 fiscal year. That’s nearly 30% of the total the agency served. And homelessness for Arizona residents is on the rise, according to the Arizona Department of Economic Security.


Hip hop nonstop: Walden Grove dance team becomes internet sensation

SAHUARITA – Whether it’s following the yellow brick road, capturing the golden snitch or saving the world from Thanos, a performance by the Walden Grove High School Performing Arts Crew is destined to go viral.


Mark of the conquistadors: Mexico grapples with the polarizing legacy of Spain

MEXICO CITY – Five hundred years after the Spanish arrived in Mexico, the nation still is coming to terms with the conquistadors, who slaughtered millions as they brought benefits to the New World.


Food insecurity is at a decade low in Arizona, report says

PHOENIX – Not having access to food is an issue across the country, but in Arizona, food insecurity has decreased over the past 10 years.


Farm-to-school programs revitalize health in nutritionally underserved communities

MESA – Latino communities have higher rates of obesity and diabetes, in part because of food deserts and the abundance of unhealthy food choices. To find a lasting solution, an elementary school in Mesa is teaching children about nutrition and agriculture through gardening.


Breaking the silence: Native Americans overcome taboos in battle against suicide

WHITERIVER – Native Americans have the highest suicide rates in the U.S., and youth are especially affected. Both on reservations and in cities, efforts are underway to build resilience and break the taboo of talking about mental health.


Endangered porpoise protections falling short, conservationists and fishermen complain

PUERTO PEÑASCO, Sonora – Fishermen and conservationists say Mexico’s “zero tolerance” efforts on poachers in the Sea of Cortez aren’t enough to protect the vaquita marina, and shrimp fishermen have vowed to ignore a recent ban on using nets.


The impact of Mexico’s worst mining disaster, five years later

BAVIÁCORA, MEXICO – Mexico’s largest mining company spilled nearly 11 million gallons of copper sulfate acid solution carrying heavy metals into the Bacanuchi and Sonora rivers in 2014. To this day, residents claim life has not been the same since.


Guns from U.S. partly fueling crime rise in Mexico; business group says

MEXICO CITY – The Mexican Employers Confederation expressed alarm at rising rates of violent crime since President Andrés Manuel López Obrador took office in December, and it blames some of the situation on weapons smuggled in from the U.S.


Trump plan for tariffs on Mexican goods finds little support in Arizona

Arizona lawmakers, business officials and experts Friday blasted President Donald Trump's threat to impose a tariff on Mexican goods in hopes of cutting immigration, calling his plan everything from "terribly damaging" to "unhinged."


Rising cost of migrant health care is straining charities and Border Patrol

TUCSON – With an increasing number of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, the cost of caring for their medical needs is rising as well.


Crossing a line: Military encounter at border sparks Trump threats

WASHINGTON - A peaceful border encounter between U.S. and Mexican soldiers earlier this month became a political issue Wednesday when President Donald Trump picked up the incident and threatened in a tweet to send armed soldiers to the border in response.