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New FCC regulations may have led to a reduction in robocalls over the past year, but Arizonans are still getting millions of such calls a day. And spam texts have skyrocketed during the same period, according to advocates, who say phone companies can do more.

Federal regulations aimed at blocking robocalls appear to have had some effect over the past year, but robotexts have skyrocketed in their place, according to a recent report from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group. Read more»

New numbers from Customs and Border Protection show that agents encountered 207,416 migrants at the southwest border in June, setting a one-year record of 1.74 million, with three months left to go in fiscal 2022.

More than 1.74 million migrants had been stopped at the southwest border through June, breaking the record set through all of the last fiscal year and with three months still to go in this fiscal year. Read more»

Arizona currently denies in-state tuition to undocumented students who live in the state, but that could change with Proposition 308 this fall. The measure would allow any state resident who graduated from a high school in the state to qualify for in-state tuition at the state's universities.

A broad-based group of political, business and immigration leaders rallied Wednesday to drum up support for Proposition 308, the ballot initiative that would guarantee in-state tuition for any Arizona high school graduate, regardless of citizenship status. Read more»

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual survey of holiday food prices found the cost of a cookout for 10 this year was $69.68, 17% higher than last year. Higher meat prices were a large part of the increase.

The American Farm Bureau’s annual market basket survey of holiday food prices found that the cost of a cookout for 10 this year was $69.68, a skyrocketing 17% higher than the same meal last year, which cost $59.50. Read more»

Dreamers and DACA recipients say DACA was an important first step, but they say comprehensive immigration reform is needed.

DACA - initially enacted in 2012 as a stopgap measure to protect immigrants while Congress worked on immigration reform - has survived years of effort to undo it and has protected as many as 800,000 migrants, including more than 23,000 in Arizona. Read more»

Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, second from left, joined senators and House members at a rally on the National Mall Tuesday to push for gun-control bills now working through Congress.

Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords rallied with lawmakers and gun-control advocates Tuesday on the National Mall, where organizers had put up a gun violence memorial consisting of 45,222 white flowers representing people who lost their lives to gun violence in 2020. Read more»

Five Arizona cities – Queen Creek, Buckeye, Casa Grande, Maricopa City and Goodyear – were among the top 15 cities in the nation for population growth rate from July 2020 to July 2021, according to the Census Bureau. No large city in the state saw a population decrease during the pandemic-wracked year, the new numbers show.

Arizona had five of the 15 fastest-growing cities in the U.S. last year while Phoenix continued to add residents, bucking the trend of major cities that lost population during the pandemic, according to the Census Bureau. Read more»

Reps. Deborah Ross, D-N.C., and Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif., right, are backed by 'documented Dreamers,' children of visa-holding immigrants who would be helped by a bill that would protect them from aging out of their parents’ protection and being deported.

Children of visa-holding parents - or “documented Dreamers” - are pushing for passage of the bipartisan America’s CHILDREN Act of 2021 that would protect them from being deported when they turn 21. Read more»