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Dozens of pets left in border town wracked with cartel violence

When the majority of Sasabe, Sonora, fled due to cartel violence, people had no choice but to leave their pets behind. Volunteers work to get food to the animals and the few families left behind.

The Buzz: Arizona navigates legal uncertainty with two conflicting abortion bans

Arizona contends with a legal tangle over two conflicting abortion laws, leaving providers and patients in uncertainty.

County will not prosecute corrections officers involved in death of jail inmate Wade Welch

An independent investigation found the officers’ actions were within the law of restraining an inmate.

UA faces fiscal storm: CFO resigns amid sweeping financial revamp

The University of Arizona unveiled major financial reforms amid the departure of its Chief Financial Officer.

Local leaders advocate swift action on EPA’s greenhouse gas standards for vehicles

Driving change: Calls for accelerated emission standards gain momentum as communities look to embrace cleaner, safer transportation solutions

An abortion ban enacted in 1864 is under review in the Arizona Supreme Court

The state’s high court is reviewing a lower-court decision that said doctors couldn’t be charged for performing the procedure in the first 15 weeks of pregnancy because other Arizona laws over the years have allowed them to provide abortions.

Tucson to launch at-home composting program next year

Composting keeps harmful greenhouse gases out of landfills.

UA’s College of Public Health secures $3.8 million NIH grant to pioneer climate change and health research

SCORCH initiative focuses on forecasting, adaptive responses and community resilience

Arizona abortion laws clash: High-stakes court battle set to unfold

The case, Planned Parenthood vs. Mayes/Hazelrigg, will decide Arizona's abortion landscape.

Tucson's &Gallery displays posters for Palestine at Fourth Avenue Street Fair

The poster collection curated by international organization Artists Against Apartheid encouraged peaceful solidarity.

Ongoing surge of migrants renews concerns of overnight street releases

Pima County’s Casa Alitas assisted a record number of migrants in November — nearly 34,000. The surge is depleting resources faster than expected — sustaining fears of migrants being unsheltered in cities overnight.

UA among schools claiming the mantle of "Space U."

A dozen U. S. colleges and universities are emphasizing their dedication to space science research.

Medical program additions at ASU, UA and NAU aim to curb Arizona’s health care worker shortage

In the past year, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona have all announced major health care program additions.

Rocky Point residents say it’s a ghost town after port closure

The closure of the Lukeville port of entry has turned Rocky Point into a ghost town, causing businesses to shutter, locals to lose their jobs, and uncertainty to loom over the community's economic future.

Hobbs to launch office to coordinate border security, asks feds for $500 million reimbursement

Gov. Katie Hobbs urges the Biden administration to deploy National Guard to reopen Lukeville port of entry, establishes an office for coordinated border efforts and seeks reimbursement for border operation expenses.

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