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Trump extends social distancing guidelines through April 30. The coronavirus is taking its toll on nonprofits; and scammers have already set their sights on your COVID-19 relief check.

2020Talks - March 30, 2020 


Campaigning from Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders has been virtual, and largely about the novel coronavirus. Sanders also spoke out about the Trump administration's Interior Department order to disestablish the Mashpee Wampanoag's reservation in Southern Massachusetts.

Public News Service - AZ: Immigrant

A new report shows Arizona has among the highest numbers of Latino children without health insurance in the country. (AndyDean/Adobe Stock)

PHOENIX, Ariz. - The number of Latino children with health insurance in Arizona and many other states, which had improved steadily over past decades, is dropping. A new report by UnidosUS and the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families says Arizona had the fifth-highest number of un

Migrants and others often face long lines and other delays at the U.S.-Mexico border in their quest to gain asylum in the United States. (JDenmark/Flickr)

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Despite a ruling that could allow asylum seekers now waiting in Mexico into Arizona, social service agencies don't expect a huge influx across the border. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy, but only within its juris

A U.S. Border Patrol agent guards migrants at one of several detention centers along the U.S.-Mexico border. (US Border Patrol and Immigration)

TUCSON, Ariz. - After years of delays and legal wrangling, testimony began this week in a lawsuit to force the U.S. Border Patrol to upgrade its migrant detention facilities. The suit seeks to force the federal agency to improve what the plaintiffs call substandard conditions in its Tucson sector sh

A U.S. Border Patrol officer opens and drains a water bottle left by No More Deaths volunteers to help migrants in the Agua Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in 2017. (NoMoreDeaths)

TUCSON, Ariz. — Government prosecutors in Tucson federal court are set to open a retrial today of a humanitarian aid worker who helped migrants in the Arizona desert. The original trial of Scott Warren on charges related to providing food, water and shelter to undocumented migrants ended in Ju

A new report shows the number of children without health insurance is increasing in Arizona and across the nation. (AdobeStock)

PHOENIX - After several years of trending downward, the number of children without health insurance in Arizona and the nation is on the rise again, according to a new report. The study, released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, found that the child uninsured rate

Immigration advocates gathered more than 18,000 signatures to put an initiative on the November ballot to make Tucson a

TUCSON, Ariz. – Groups pushing to make Tucson a sanctuary city say they are redoubling their efforts after the mass shooting in El Paso that they maintain was aimed at Hispanics. Following a petition drive by immigration advocates, the Tucson Families Free and Together initiative has been

The group No More Deaths supported has posted banners near the Cabeza Prieta refuge supporting the group's efforts to provide aid to migrants. (Flickr)

TUCSON, Ariz. – Nine volunteer aid workers go on trial in Tucson this week for providing humanitarian aid to immigrants at risk crossing the Arizona desert. The defendants, all volunteers with the nonprofit group No More Deaths, were charged in 2017 with misdemeanors for their activities in

The National Partnership for New Americans reports the U.S. citizenship application backlog in Arizona has grown 129 percent since December 2015. (Flickr)

PHOENIX – The backlog of applications from legal residents waiting to become U.S. citizens has skyrocketed, and immigration rights groups are demanding answers, saying the delays are of special concern in an election year. More than 14,000 Arizonans are legal permanent residents who qualify

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