Motel 6 Will Settle a Suit Over Its Cooperation With ICE
The $10 million settlement will be paid out to guests whose names were handed over to ICE in minimum damages of $75.
For Many Migrants, the Last Leg of the Journey North Is Through a Minefield
The Air Force and Marines conduct live-fire drills on the Barry M. Goldwater Range—which also separates many migrants from freedom or death.
Thousands of 'Transborder' Students Commute to American Colleges From Mexico Every Day
Many transborder students are U.S. citizens who live in Mexico because it's cheaper or because their parents were deported.
A Legislative Battle Looms Over Arizona's Repressive LGBT Education Laws
It is one of seven states with laws that prohibit the promotion of homosexuality and that expressly forbid teachers of health and sexuality education from discussing LGBT issues in a positive light—if at all.
The Counterintuitive School Choice Fight Behind Arizona's Proposition 305
Voters in Arizona will decide whether to move forward with a program that would allow all students to receive public money for private school.
Threatened Shutdown of Failing Immigrant Children Shelters Could Cause a Crisis
Despite its numerous failures in keeping the children it's housing safe, an Arizona facility may keep its federal funding due to a lack of other options.
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Intensifying Heat Waves Bring Hidden Expenses—Especially for the Poor and Vulnerable
Some of the poorest people in the U.S. end up spending more than 50 percent of their income on energy over the course of the year.
Why Are the Hopi Suing to Save a Coal-Fire Power Plant?
Officials from the tribe worry about the economic impacts of closing the Navajo Generating Station, but water conservationists are pushing for the region to move on.
Why the Arizona Teachers' Strike Should Terrify Anti-Union Governors
As in other recent red-state teachers' strikes, the Arizona teachers were agitating not just for raises but for a wholesale improvement of the state's system of education.
A Look at the Education Labor Movements Emerging Across the Country
A round-up of the strikes and protests organized by educators around the country who are frustrated with low pay and gutted school budgets.
Arizona Introduces Advanced Surveillance Technology on the Mexican Border
Immigration authorities have erected 23 towers outfitted with cameras to scan hundreds of square miles in search of people attempting to cross the border.
Why California's Protections for Undocumented Workers May Backfire
Did the state undermine its own argument to block employers' cooperation with ICE back in 2012?
The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: The First-Generation College Student Modifying the Memories of Humans
We canvassed the world of the social and behavioral sciences, looking for rising stars whose careers promise to make a lasting mark. We'll be profiling the top 30 throughout the month of April.
The Fantastical Flaws of Arizona’s New 'Reverse' Abortion Law
A new law that forces doctors to give their patients misinformation about an untested procedure is just the latest example of how anti-choice restrictions undermine evidence-based medical care. It’s long past time to stop taking abortion opponents’ hypocritical claims of concern for “patient safety” seriously.
Will the Supreme Court Allow Legislators to Dilute Voting Power?
Arizona’s state legislature is unhappy about losing the ability to draw district lines, which has resulted in a major lawsuit. What will the Supreme Court say, and will its decision call into question a host of other electoral reforms?
Understanding a Politician's Motives: Why Did Jan Brewer Veto SB 1062?
A politician's true ideological position, however unknowable that may be for an outsider, is an important consideration when attempting to determine motive. But it's not the only consideration.