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Federal charges against four No More Deaths volunteers are dropped

TUCSON – Federal charges have been dropped against four humanitarian aid workers who faced misdemeanor charges involving their work on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.


Give it time, high school football’s Open Division will be a hit, California officials say

PHOENIX – A deeper look into the Arizona Interscholastic Association's new Open Division for high school football.


What’s next for No More Deaths after latest convictions of volunteers?

TUCSON – No More Deaths has a long history of battling authorities over the aid the group provides for migrants along the border. Now that four more volunteers have been convicted, what’s next for the group?


4 No More Deaths volunteers found guilty of entering refuge, abandoning property

TUCSON – Four No More Deaths volunteers were found guilty on Friday for charges involving leaving aid in restricted areas of the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.


Filling bellies and landfills: Meal prep kits are convenient, but at a cost

LOS ANGELES – Those prepared meal kits delivered to your door offer quick convenience, but they leave a larger environmental footprint than you might think. They also require consumers to think about proper disposal of packaging, particularly plastics.


Caught between DACA and ACA, Dreamer’s hopes for kidney transplant dim

PHOENIX - Paul, 21, has been waiting for a transplant since his kidneys stopped working at age 2, but the wait has been complicated by the fact that Paul, a DACA recipient. He has learned that immigration status doesn't determine your place on the transplant list, as much as your ability to pay.


Supreme Court limits ability to designate endangered species habitat

WASHINGTON - A Supreme Court ruling makes it harder for the government to designate critical habitat for endangered species, a decision hailed by business and property rights groups but one that environmentalists say will weaken endangered species protections.


Violence burdens ‘bone and skin’: Indigenous women run in prayer to outpace pain

BAPCHULE – Women in the Gila River Indian Community prayed for an end to violence against indigenous people days before a new report found that Arizona has the third-highest number of missing and murdered indigenous women cases.


Battles over Props 127, 305 and Senate seat, with last-minute push for voters

PHOENIX – As voters head to the polls on Election Day, Maricopa County elections officials are pledging problem-free voting and election advocates are making a final push among Latinos and other residents. Newcomer candidates clamoring for votes include teachers and Native American women.


No More Deaths duels with Border Patrol over water and food drops for migrants

No More Deaths volunteers have been working for a decade to provide gallons of water and food drops to migrants illegally crossing from the Mexican border.


Anti-Defamation League review: 6 Supreme Court cases that delight conservatives, dismay liberals

An Anti-Defamation League annual review of SCOTUS opinions paints a picture of this year’s Supreme Court decisions on immigrant detentions, voting rights for minorities, religious rights at a Colorado bakery and anti-abortion pregnancy centers. How people view those decisions depends on their ideology, a panel of legal and political experts says.


New Arizona law helps combat PTSD among first responders

PHOENIX – The Officer Craig Tiger Act will encourage first responders to seek counseling after traumatic experience on the job.