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Hope and resilience in action: Navajo Nation continues battle against COVID

In mid-2020, the Navajo Nation had the highest per-capita infection rate of COVID-19 in the U.S. Although the infection rate remains high, tribal leaders continue to practice mitigation efforts while many parts of the U.S. have relaxed restrictions.... Read more»0

Arizona law allows Indigenous students greater cultural expression at graduation

Arizona this year passed a law stating public schools can’t prohibit Indigenous students from “wearing traditional tribal regalia or objects of cultural significance at a graduation ceremony," and activists hope the new law will lead to better understanding between cultures.... Read more»0

Low-income voters cast nearly 40% of Arizona votes in 2020, study says

Low-income voters accounted for an estimated 35% of the 168 million votes cast nationwide in the 2020 presidential election, and in Arizona that percentage was estimated to be nearly 40, according to a recent study by the Poor People’s Campaign.... Read more»0

COVID vaccination added to requirements for immigrants seeking permanent residency

Immigrants to the U.S. seeking permanent residency are now are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 under a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services policy update that took effect Friday. ... Read more»0

Az climate advocates, lawmaker urge Sens. Sinema and Kelly to support Biden budget plan

With much of Arizona enduring another string of excessive heat warnings, advocates joined state Sen. Lela Alston to urge U.S. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly to support President Joe Biden’s efforts to “address increasingly frequent and extreme weather affecting Arizonans.” ... Read more»0