North Dakota

Indigenous women, abortion, Roe v. Wade, Mescalero Apache, Laguna, Xicana, Indigenous Women Rising
Sep 5, 2023

Indigenous people unite to navigate abortion access after Roe

Since the reversal of Roe v. Wade a year ago, demand for Indigenous Women Rising, a national fund that covers the costs of abortions – and the traditional ceremonies that follow – for Indigenous people has skyrocketed.

prescription drugs, Medicare, seniors, Biden administration, Harris
Aug 30, 2023

Plan to negotiate drug prices could affect 165,000 Arizonans

The Biden administration targeted 10 prescription drugs Tuesday as part of the first-ever Medicare price negotiation, a move that it said could benefit 9 million beneficiaries – including 165,000 in Arizona.

abortion, Arizona, Roe v. Wade, Supreme Court
Jul 24, 2023

First legislative sessions after Roe produce patchwork of abortion laws

A year after the U.S. Supreme Court returned regulation of abortion to the states, the first full legislative sessions post-Roe v. Wade produced a lot of confusion and little agreement, with more extreme measures going so far as to propose criminalizing pregnant people – once unthinkable on all sides of the debate.

cottage food industry, Hobbs, tamales, Senate, House, legislation, commercial kitchens, home-based businesses
Jun 14, 2023

Health records vindicate Arizona tamale vendors

Home cooking scares Arizona health officials, but real-world evidence should put them at ease. A new investigation finds no confirmed illnesses related to homemade meals or snacks sold in the seven states with the broadest laws.

Native American students, tribal regalia, graduations
May 19, 2023

At graduations, Native American students seek acceptance of tribal regalia

For Native American students, tribal regalia is often passed down through generations and worn at graduations to signify connection with the community. Disputes over such attire have spurred laws making it illegal to prevent Native American students from wearing regalia in nearly a dozen states including Arizona, Oregon, South Dakota, North Dakota and Washington.

Redwolf Pope, rape, voyeurism, New Mexico, Phoenix
Mar 28, 2023

Court upholds Native American actor convictions

The New Mexico Court of Appeals has upheld the rape and voyeurism convictions of Native American actor and film producer Redwolf Pope, who had previously been arrested in Phoenix.

Magnus, Tucson Police, Customs and Border Protection, Biden, Trump, White House, Senate, Grijalva, Homeland Security, resignation, Mexicans, border
Nov 15, 2022

Magnus out as Customs and Border Protection head after less than year

Former Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus resigned as head of Customs and Border Protection over the weekend, reportedly forced out after a tumultuous year that saw record-shattering numbers of migrants stopped at the southern border.

DPS, traffic deaths, highways, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Montana, Rhode Island,
Aug 29, 2022

Arizona traffic fatalities fell sharply, as deaths nationally spiked

While the rest of the nation was posting a record increase in traffic fatalities in the first quarter of 2022, highway deaths in Arizona were falling by nearly a third, according to a recent report.

oil, EPA, wells, Arizona, infrastructure,
Aug 26, 2022

24 states get $560M for cleanup of wells

The Interior Department is giving Arizona and 23 other states a total of $560 million to start cleaning high-priority derelict oil and gas wells abandoned on state and private land, the department said August 25. 

Dec 24, 2014

Arizona ranks fifth in annual population increase

Arizona added nearly 100,000 new residents this past year, more than virtually every other state in the nation. New figures Tuesday from the U.S. Census Bureau put the state’s population as of July 1 at 6,731,484. In pure numbers, Arizona had the fifth highest increase.

Jan 27, 2013

Kavanagh: Keeping lottery winners’ names private would protect them

A state lawmaker wants to keep the names of lottery winners private, saying the change would protect them from criminals and scam artists.

Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, said his inspiration for HB 2082 is Matthew Good, a Fountain Hills resident who split a $587.5 million Powerball jackpot in November.

Jan 20, 2011

Lung Association gives Arizona failing grade for anti-smoking efforts

Though Arizona consistently earns high marks for its smoke-free air, the state’s ratings for coverage of smokers trying to quit slid to an F in the American Lung Association’s 2010 report card.