Latest from Elsa Hortareas
Complex PTSD finally has a name; now those living with it want acceptance
WASHINGTON - Complex PTSD was first identified in 1988 and just recognized by the World Health Organization in recent years. But even with that, sufferers say they still struggle to get the right diagnosis and treatment for what remains a little-understood disease.
Fight over Resolution Copper Mine drags on – and both sides expect more
WASHINGTON - Lawmakers, federal regulators and courts have been grappling with challenges to the proposed Resolution Copper Mine in Oak Flat for years, and while the two sides agree on little, most agree that the debate is likely to continue for years to come.
COVID-19 vaccine for kids gets off to slow start in Arizona
WASHINGTON - Ten days after the FDA gave the final OK to COVID-19 vaccinations for kids as young as 6 months, health experts say response in Arizona has been tepid, with some parents hesitant and those who want their kids vaccinated having to search for available shots.
Arizonans join Giffords, others in Washington to rally for gun reform
WASHINGTON - Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was severely wounded in a 2011 Tucson attack that killed six people and wounded 12 others, was one of several Arizonans in Washington this week to lobby for gun reform after the latest spate of mass shootings.
Bye, Bee: Prescott girl’s run through national spelling bee ends in finals
WASHINGTON - Aliyah Alpert predicted the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee would be harder than the first two days of competition. Turns out she was right. The Prescott 11-year-old bowed out of the finals in ninth place, but said she was thankful for the experience.
To bee, or not to bee: Prescott girl makes National Spelling Bee finals
WASHINGTON - A Prescott 11-year-old will compete in the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday night, spelling words like nuciform and dyspathy over two days of competition to be one of just 12 finalists from the field of 229 that started Tuesday.
Flagging devotion: ‘Flags-In’ event prepares Arlington for Memorial Day
ARLINGTON, Va. - As an honor guard member, Airman 1st Class Connor Zierse spends his days at Arlington National Cemetery, but Thursday was different, The former Buckeye resident was there for the “Flags-In” ceremony, helping decorate the 260,000 graves ahead of Memorial Day.
Title 42 remains in place at border for now – as does the fight over it
WASHINGTON - Supporters of Title 42, the pandemic-era health rule used to turn away migrants at the border, welcomed a court ruling that blocked the White House plan to end Monday, but migration advocates said it only prolongs an "outright failure" of border policy.
‘Documented Dreamers’ fear deportation after aging out of visa protection
WASHINGTON - BASIS Peoria senior Ayaan Siddiqui, whose visa-holding parents brought him here at age 1, does not face deportation to India - yet. But like 200,000 other "documented Dreamers," he could when he turns 21, which is why he rallied for a bill to change that.