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A panel of independent experts has accused the Mexican government of obstructing an investigation into the 2014 disappearance of 43 students. The report casts doubt on the government’s ability to carry out justice in the case.
Sep. 30, 2022
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The state human rights commission in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, has notified prosecutors of 15 disappearance cases that demonstrate serious failures by authorities.
Sep. 29, 2022
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The special prosecutor leading an investigation into 43 missing students in southern Mexico has resigned. There are concerns about the implications of his resignation for the future of the case.
Sep. 28, 2022
An Arizona aid group will receive new funding as part of the Diaper Distribution Pilot program, a federal program launched by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Sep. 27, 2022
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A group in Congress is renewing calls to review and end 287(g) — a Department of Homeland Security program that has local law enforcement agencies partner with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Sep. 14, 2022
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Volunteers play a critical role in keeping certain organizations and services up and running. From family caregivers to school volunteers, these unpaid workers are unsung heroes. One nonprofit has an urgent need for volunteers.
Sep. 5, 2022
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A domestic violence prevention program in Tucson is one of more than 80 nonprofits nationwide receiving funding from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.
Aug. 29, 2022
Just a few blocks from Arizona’s capitol building, the streets are lined with shopping carts, blankets and discarded furniture. Hundreds of people have set up tents or built-makeshift shelters out of crates and tarps in the area, commonly called “the zone
Some Phoenix residents and business owners say the city isn’t doing enough to address a growing encampment of people experiencing homelessness. The city has set aside money to help, but those funds may only go so far.
More Arizona housing stories
Aug. 24, 2022
monkeypox virion
Concerns about racial disparities in health care are again coming to the forefront as worries over monkeypox's transmission increase.
Aug. 17, 2022
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A new report looks at the growing number of anti-LGBTQ social media posts in recent months. Much of this homophobic rhetoric is coming from politicians across the country.
Aug. 17, 2022
Brittney Griner Bring Them Home mural Washington
The fallout of Brittney Griner's arrest in Russia has been followed by millions around the globe. But for Black, queer women and nonbinary people, it hits especially hard.
Aug. 15, 2022
Rio Sonora 8 years
Saturday marks eight years since the worst environmental mining disaster in Mexican history. And for residents of the Rio Sonora valley, the impacts of that spill are still being felt.
Aug. 4, 2022
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In a letter sent to Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus this week, the ACLU of Arizona says Border Patrol agents in Yuma are confiscating and throwing away religious turbans worn by Sikh asylum seekers.
Aug. 2, 2022
Super Bowl XLIX statue downtown Phoenix
Arizona is hosting the next Super Bowl, and applications opened Tuesday for a related program that will provide grants to state nonprofits.
Aug. 2, 2022
Matt Solan and his dog, Foxy
From airplanes to coffee shops to classrooms, it’s hardly unusual to see a service animal. And not just the classic seeing-eye dog — nowadays there are emotional support horses and therapy parrots. But there is a place that does not allow any kind of service animal: the Arizona State Hospital.
Jul. 29, 2022
Border wall Douglas Arizona
Thousands of children were separated from their parents under zero tolerance, including families who approached a port of entry to ask for asylum. Many took months or years to be reunited.
Jul. 26, 2022
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A new exhibit at the Arizona Heritage Center uses virtual reality to boost awareness about environmental justice. “Climates of Inequality” explores the history of climate justice with an eye on the present and future as well.
Jul. 16, 2022
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The Phoenix Police Department is facing a new lawsuit from the family of a 64-year-old man named Stanley Howard, who was shot and killed by police on the night of July 8 last year.
Jul. 14, 2022
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President Biden on Monday was delivered a letter written by Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner asking him not to, "forget about me and other American detainees."
Jul. 4, 2022
Davis' mobile cooling fan, which utilizes misters and fans to help those without housing.
Outreach group AZ Hugs for the Houseless has created a mobile cooling van to prevent heat-related deaths for those experiencing homelessness, using funding from the city of Phoenix.
Jul. 4, 2022


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