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6,600 in Az could lose ACA insurance over immigration status

Thousands of Arizona residents could lose health insurance coverage soon because they haven't cleared up their immigration status by providing documents requested by federal officials. Some 6,600 here are among 300,000 nationwide who will lose coverage next month if they don't respond.... Read more»

Rio Grande Valley mayor welcomes National Guard troops

Rio Grande City Mayor Ruben Villarreal is among the few public officials on the border welcoming the presence of National Guard troops to deal with the surge of illegal immigration.... Read more»

Counting Americans of Middle Eastern, North African descent

Creating a new census category would have economic and political ramifications for Americans of Middle Eastern and North African descent.... Read more»

Az leads states for rate of deferred-deportation applications

Arizona has the highest rate of deferred deportation applications in the nation, with two-thirds of the estimated 34,000 eligible immigrants in the state signing up, a new report says.... Read more»

Frustration over SB 1070 remains, Villaseñor defends TPD

Sunday's arrest of an illegal immigrant rekindled frustration over the enforcement of Arizona's SB1070. While protestors argued that Tucson police don't use discretion in calls to Border Patrol, the police chief said TPD calls half as often as it could.... Read more»6

Robin Williams dead of apparent suicide

Robin Williams, a legendary comedic actor whose versatility belied his frequent roles as a bumbler, was found dead Monday of an apparent suicide. Williams, 63, died in his Tiburon, Calif., home, authorities said. The Marin County Sheriff's Office "suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia."... Read more»

Mexican midwives mix tradition, science to curb maternal deaths

Private groups and the Mexican government agree that the staggeringly high rate of maternal deaths during childbirth in Chiapas has to come down - but they disagree on how to do it. That's resulted in a blending of traditional and modern methods in the poor, rural state. ... Read more»

Divide growing over official English laws

A growing language divide has opened up across the country, as a sharp increase in the number of Americans who speak English as a second language—or don’t speak it at all—is driving cities and states to respond, often in radically different ways. ... Read more»6

Deputies: Missing Green Valley man found, taken to hospital

An elderly man missing from his Green Valley home since 10 a.m. Sunday was found lying on the ground but conscious, and was taken to a hospital for treatment, authorities said. Richard Bock, 89, was found in a wash near Abrego Drive and La Huerta, on the other side of Interstate 19 from his home.... Read more»

Undocumented family goes into sanctuary at Southside Presbyterian

Rosa Imelda Robles Loreto, her husband Gerardo and their two sons entered the Tucson church Thursday to the applause of around 100 supporters and more than a dozen religious leaders from around the city. ... Read more»

Apprehensions of migrant families up 471 percent

While this summer's influx of thousands of unaccompanied minors has become the central focus of the immigration debate, the number of families apprehended along the southwestern border has more than quadrupled from last year. Nearly 63,000 people counted as part of a family unit — a parent or guardian traveling with one or more children — were apprehended.... Read more»

Free back-to-school immunization clinic set for Saturday

If you are a parent preparing your children to head back to school over the next couple of weeks, don't forget that you can't enroll them without proof of immunization. To make that easier, Pima County will be adding Saturday hours at one of its Health Department offices. Back-to-school shots are free.... Read more»

Who's running for Tucson-area school boards

Here's a list of the people running for the governing boards of the Tucson area's larger school districts.... Read more»1

Activists continue to demand names of officers involved in May arrests

Three border activists were offered the chance to pay a court fee and have their charges dropped after an incident in May when they were arrested at the Nogales Port of Entry. During a press conference Wednesday, the federal officer who cited one of the activists demanded the activists disperse.... Read more»

Arizona posted nation's lowest rate of improper unemployment payments

Arizona had the lowest rate of improper unemployment insurance payments in the nation last year, which is a big improvement from two years ago when Arizona had one of the highest improper payment rates in the nation.... Read more»4

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