BUSINESSECONOMYHOUSING June 17, 2024

Report: Tucson-area housing market at low risk of downturn

The report ranked Pima County among the least vulnerable to price drops in the country.

Arizona lawmakers pass budget closing $1.4 billion deficit

The spending plan is the result of weeks of negotiations between Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs and Republican legislative leaders.
BUSINESS June 16, 2024

As farmers age and the number of farms shrinks, new growers struggle to get started in the agriculture industry

The average American farmer was 58 years old the last time the U.S. Department of Agriculture checked.
BORDERIMMIGRATION June 14, 2024

At the border, Biden's plans for fast deportations collide with international politics

Most migrants being apprehended now are barred from applying for asylum, despite U.S. laws and international agreements that require it.
BORDERIMMIGRATION June 14, 2024

Pima County and Arizona are requesting FEMA money for asylum seeker aid programs

Pima County has been running an aid program for asylum seekers and migrants released by the Border Patrol across southern Arizona to pursue immigration cases in the U.S. since 2019.

The Buzz: Coping with Extreme Heat

As summer temperatures get dangerous, we look at efforts to keep people safe.
GOVERNMENT June 13, 2024

Phoenix police have pattern of violating civil rights and using excessive force, Justice Dept. says

The report does not mention whether the federal government is pursuing a court-enforced reform plan known as a consent decree.

Dozens of hikers became ill during trips to waterfalls near the Grand Canyon

The waterfalls are on the Havasupai Tribe's reservation, which is accessible only by foot, helicopter or by riding a horse or mule.
IN DEPTH

Pima County and Arizona are requesting FEMA money for asylum seeker aid programs

Pima County has been running an aid program for asylum seekers and migrants released by the Border Patrol across southern Arizona to pursue immigration cases in the U.S. since 2019.

Here's why an Arizona medical examiner is working to track heat-related deaths

Rethinking how to catalog and count heat-related deaths is a major step toward understanding the growing impacts of climate change.

Blocked from asylum, migrants juggle their choices

Under Biden's asylum ban, migrants can either go home or try to cross into the U.S. again

The Golden Triangle: How the CHIPS Act is changing one Arizona neighborhood

The investment and growth spurred by government dollars are heightening competition among residents, business owners and local officials.
HEADLINES
NPR
ACLU sues Biden administration over new executive action on the southern border
The ACLU filed a lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday challenging the Biden administration’s new executive actions that block migrants from seeking asylum at the southern U.S. border when crossings surge.
NPR
Here's why an Arizona medical examiner is working to track heat-related deaths
Rethinking how to catalog and count heat-related deaths is a major step toward understanding the growing impacts of climate change.
NPR
Blocked from asylum, migrants juggle their choices
Under Biden's asylum ban, migrants can either go home or try to cross into the U.S. again
NPR
Homes have popped up on the National Mall - showing they can be built fast and cheap
The Innovative Housing Showcase, staged by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is a public event running June 7-9.
Associated Press
U.S. Supreme Court sides with Native American tribes in health care funding dispute with government
Facilities are often inadequate and understaffed, the San Carlos Apache Tribe in Arizona said in court documents.
NPR
Costco hot dogs have cost $1.50 since the 1980s. Here's why prices aren't changing
Costco's new leadership says the $1.50 price tag on its beloved hot dog combo is "safe." Experts explain how the retailer has defied inflation — and why it's willing to eat the cost.
NPR
Hubble will change how it points, but NASA says 'great science' will continue
Officials say they are shifting into a new way of pointing the telescope in order to work around a piece of hardware that’s become intolerably glitchy.
Marketplace
At a bridal fair in Phoenix, plenty of vendors but no buyers
This Phoenix business owner reflects on the challenges and hopes of being a young, Black entrepreneur.
Marketplace
The Golden Triangle: How the CHIPS Act is changing one Arizona neighborhood
The investment and growth spurred by government dollars are heightening competition among residents, business owners and local officials.
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