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An early look at the Biden administration’s approach to immigration policy

Mar 5, 2021 President Biden has already approved a slew of directives on immigration policy, but not everything has changed.

Reflecting on Arizona’s pandemic one year in

Feb 26, 2021 Experts weigh in on we've learned since last spring.

PFAS contamination draws local, national cleanup efforts

Feb 19, 2021 The so-called “forever chemicals” accumulate in bodies and can have numerous health impacts.

A look at economic help for Arizonans one year into the pandemic

Feb 12, 2021 Despite federal and state aid, many Arizonans are still at risk of going hungry or losing their homes.

Local officials discuss changes to prosecution, police funding

Feb 5, 2021 A new county sheriff and attorney bring different perspectives to criminal justice as criticism of police funding continues.

A look at border, environmental changes likely under new administration

Jan 29, 2021 President Biden’s executive orders and action on various issues could bring changes to Arizona.

Controversial Oak Flat mine moves closer to reality

Jan 22, 2021 Oak Flat, sacred to the Apache and other tribes, sits over a huge reserve of copper.

Pima County expands COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Jan 15, 2021 As counties across Arizona work to innoculate more people, vaccine availability remains a problem.

Looking ahead 10 years after deadly Jan. 8 shooting

Jan 8, 2021 Survivors and advocates discuss progress on reducing gun violence and what still needs to be done.

Checking in on the health of the Santa Cruz River

Dec 18, 2020 Upgrades to the county’s wastewater treatment continue to improve the vitality of the river and the wildlife it supports.

Exploring unions in Arizona

Dec 11, 2020 A growing number of white-collar workers are forming unions in industries like higher education and journalism.

Digging into campaign spending in the 2020 election

Dec 4, 2020 How much difference did record-breaking campaign spending make in Arizona?

Downtown development renews scrutiny of economic incentives and community preservation

Nov 20, 2020 A tax incentive helped revitalize Tucson’s downtown, but some residents say it also threatens to push them out.

A look at how zoning shapes Tucson development

Nov 13, 2020 Zoning is increasingly at the heart of conversations around housing affordability and environmental sustainability.

Understanding election results in Pima County and Arizona

Nov 6, 2020 Democrats saw encouraging voter trends in a state once considered a Republican stronghold.

Lecture series examines ‘Woman Power’

Oct 30, 2020 The fall talks at the UA touched upon the way women wield power in language, family life and their communities.

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