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A group of members with the Arizona Dream Act Coalition holds a banner that says, 'Stop Deportations. Immigration Reform Now' in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021.

Arizona's undocumented population has declined by 14% in the last decade, according to new data released by the Center for Migration Studies. Read more»

Memorial Day traditions, like 'flag-in' ceremonies in this 2015 file photo from Arlington National Cemetery, were still observed at veterans’ cemeteries this year, but with socially distanced gravesite visits and, in Arizona, with online observances.

In a bow to COVID-19 health concerns, the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services will be going online with the annual Memorial Day ceremony and related events at the state’s three military cemeteries. Read more»

Jason Alan Luong

A soldier from Tucson died last week of an illness in Seoul, South Korea, officials said Monday. Sgt. Jason Luong, 36, was a public affairs specialist with the Headquarters Support Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, III Corps, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas. Read more»

The move comes two months after a GlobalPost investigation into the dark world of Korean puppy mills. Read more»

Without change of leadership throughout, meaningful change could be elusive, critics say. Read more»

Last year, the military identified just 60 service members out of the about 83,000 Americans missing from World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

The restructuring promises to address many of the problems laid out in a recent ProPublica and NPR investigation. Read more»

Sixty-eight years ago today, the radioactive heat of the world’s first atomic bomb attack seared Jongkeun Lee’s skin and incinerated his hair. He was 17 years old when the city of Hiroshima, Japan, was destroyed around him. When the U.S. bombed Hiroshima, many victims were Korean forced laborers. Their ordeal has been particularly arduous. Read more»

Former Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup, now an honorary consul for the Republic of Korea. Also, Dr. Jeffrey Silvertooth, UA College of Agriculture associate dean for economic development and director of Arizona Cooperative Extension. Plus, Mary Davis, senior director of business development and marketing for Tucson International Airport. Read more»

Bill Cheek, who lives in Prescott, was just 20 years old when he first saw fighting in the Korean War. Now 83, Cheek was in Washington with veterans from around the country to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in that war.

Bill Cheek was 20 when he shipped out to Korea in 1950, with no clue that he would soon spend nights camped out in subfreezing temperatures or see one of his friend killed in the Korean War. But Cheek, now 83, did know that he was going to live through the conflict – simply because he was determined to. "It was my job to do." Read more»

North Korea fired more short-range missiles away from South Korea and into the East Sea on Monday, its third successive day of missile tests. Read more»

North Korean People's Army soldiers stand guard at the Military Demarcation Line at Panmungak.

North Korea said it was open to dialog with the US but that it would not return to the "humiliating negotiating table" until it has boosted its nuclear arsenal enough to fend off an American attack, the state news agency reported. Read more»

The Monday Political Face-Off featured commentators Bruce Ash and Paul Eckerstrom. Also, General John A. Wickham, Jr., former U.S. Army chief of staff and commander of all U.S. and UN forces in Korea, discussed the dangerous situation on the Korean peninsula. Read more»

Gov. Jan Brewer and other Arizona officials pose with representatives from South Korea at the start of a three-day summit on trauma care.

A delegation seeking to establish a national trauma system in South Korea is in Arizona to see how hospitals, first responders and health care leaders manage the state’s system. Read more»

The U.S. delivered a very expensive message last week in dispatching a couple of its $3 billion, B-2 stealth bombers from Missouri to drop dummy bombs during training exercises in South Korea. By some estimates the planes cost $135,000 per hour to fly — nearly double that of any other military aircraft. And their hefty price tag in today’s dollars makes them too expensive to put at serious risk in all but the direst circumstances. Read more»

Despite Dennis Rodman's best efforts, the situation in North Korea is still unstable ... Read more»

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