First Lady Jill Biden stops in Arizona to launch Women for Biden-Harris

Dr. Jill Biden unveils re-election campaign for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, advocates for reproductive healthcare rights.
INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS March 2, 2024

How Apache Stronghold's fight to protect Oak Flat in central Arizona has played out over the years

Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of international mining giants Rio Tinto and BHP, wants to develop the large deposit of copper ore deep under Oak Flat into a massive mine.
INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS March 1, 2024

A US appeals court ruling could allow mine development on Oak Flat, land sacred to Apaches

Wendsler Nosie, who has led Apache Stronghold’s fight, vowed to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
BORDER March 1, 2024

Diocese of Tucson seeks donations to continue migrant services in wake of funding cliff

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson and Casa Alitas are asking community members to consider donating to help asylum seekers in Tucson as federal dollars run out and street releases are set to begin on April 1.

Arizona Board of Regents Chair steps down

ABOR Chair-elect Cecilia Mata will "assume the responsibilities".

The Buzz: What can states do at the US-Mexico border?

Federal law rules the land when it comes to border enforcement, but local governments can help.
ARIZONA GOVERNMENT March 1, 2024

Canadian company conducting exploratory drilling on state-leased land in the Willcox Playa

Some locals have raised concerns about water and other eviormental impacts.

Arizona's new voting laws that require proof of citizenship are not discriminatory, a US judge rules

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton concluded Arizona legislators did not discriminate when they adopted the laws and the state does have an interest in preventing voter fraud and limiting voting to those individuals eligible to vote.

Three former Department of Education employees charged with defrauding Arizona voucher program

Prosecutors said Thursday that the three employees approved applications for 17 students -– five of which were fictitious -- that admitted them into the voucher program using forged birth certificates and special education evaluations.
IN DEPTH

Diverse community comes together to clean up rural highway

Every year people of different ideologies come together in Southern Arizona for the highway cleanup from Three Points, through the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge and to Sasabe and the always changing border.

The Blue Ribbon Commission is over - what happens now for the Pima County Jail?

A look back on the last year as the Board of Supervisors is set to discuss a revealing jail report tomorrow.

Mexican families fleeing violence grows exponentially in Tucson Sector

The number of Mexican families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border grew nationwide in 2023, but nowhere is that more true than in Arizona’s Tucson Sector where the number of Mexican people in a family grew from 8,500 in 2022 to more than 120-thousand.
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Local newsrooms are struggling to stay alive. Major outlets, including public radio stations, continue to lay-off journalists.
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NCAA provides a glimpse into the process of choosing the teams for March Madness
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'The voice we woke up to': Bob Edwards, longtime 'Morning Edition' host, dies at 76
Bob Edwards started his career at NPR as a newscaster and then hosted All Things Considered before moving to Morning Edition.
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AZPM Holiday Radio Programming 2023
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Navigating murky waters: how laws and regulations can hinder tribal initiatives
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A generational battle: How a tribe’s concern over uranium mining on ancestral homelands brought Biden to AZ
In this tapped episode, Katya Mendoza and Paola Rodriguez explore the history of the Havasupai people's fight to stop uranium mining near the Grand Canyon.
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An unprecedented water line in an unprecedented place
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When a reservoir is more than just stored water
Reservoirs are a common solution to the seasonal ebbs and flows of river water. But, for some communities, they are so much more.
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Housing and Water: How government, environmentalists and developers shape Arizona homes
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