Natasha Yee nuh-tosh-uh yee (she/her)News Reporter, Phoenix
Natasha Yee writes freelance for Phoenix New Times and has interned with USA Today and RightThisMinute. Yee is working in the Phoenix News Bureau.
PHOENIX – Mientras la Corte Suprema de EE. UU. evalúa un caso clave que podría reducir o anular Roe v. Wade, los defensores del derecho al aborto están destacando las desigualdades en la planificación familiar y el acceso a la atención médica, señalando que las mujeres de color y las que viven en la pobreza tienen más probabilidades de verse afectadas por cualquier cambio en la ley.
PHOENIX – As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs a key case that could scale back or overturn Roe v. Wade, abortion rights advocates are spotlighting disparities in family planning and health care access, noting women of color and those living in poverty are most likely to be affected by any change in law.
As fentanyl deaths rise, Mexican cartels continue to find ways to smuggle the synthetic opioid across the southern border of the U.S.
Thousands of migrants marched to Sonora Thursday as President Biden met with Mexico’s president and Canada’s prime minister for the North American Summit.
CHANDLER – Teens are struggling more than usual with their mental health, due to social isolation, economic instability and other worries surrounding COVID-19. Across Arizona, schools have launched efforts to help youth protect their well-being.
Opioid overdose deaths are on the rise as more fentanyl gets smuggled into the U.S. The recent legalization of marijuana has made this issue even worse, and that’s being seen near the Arizona/Mexico border.
ARIVACA – Cartels are smuggling more and more deadly fentanyl across the border, leaving Arizonans to deal with the repercussions. Nationwide, overdose deaths hit a record high in 2020 and are continuing to rise.
The Department of Homeland Security announced this week it will stop raiding workplaces to search for undocumented immigrants. Tempe Union High School District votes to remove resource officers from its campuses. Plus, West Nile virus mitigation helps Yuma County and the Cocopah Indian Tribe, and the Phoenix Mercury even the WNBA Finals at 1-1. --- Host: Natasha Yee Producer: Connor Worley Contributors: Samantha Byrd, Christian Serrano
Prescriptions for the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin to treat COVID-19 are increasing, and one Phoenix feed store has struggled to stock the medication, which in some forms is used to deworm large animals.
Marijuana no longer is just a wild herb grown in a garden. Experts say the way cannabis is grown today could harm a user’s mental health.