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Community groups step in to provide immigrants COVID testing, relief

PHOENIX – Congress has provided medical and financial relief to millions of Americans dealing with COVID-19, but many immigrants are excluded – leaving advocacy groups to provide economic, medical and emotional support.


Athletes’ indifference toward sports contributed to retirement of Trevor Browne’s Michael Fletcher

PHOENIX – After more than 20 years of coaching boys tennis at Trevor Browne, Michael Fletcher is stepping down. Among the reasons for his decision: “Kids are not interested in playing sports anymore.”


Arizonans react to governor’s latest moves to halt coronavirus

PHOENIX – Gov. Ducey activates the National Guard to help stores and food banks and signs an executive order that places restrictions on businesses and delays expiration dates on driver’s licenses. Arizonans took to social media to weigh in.


Vaccinations give migrants hope and health as they wait to enter the U.S.

SAN LUIS RÍO COLORADO, Mexico – With U.S. officials rejecting requests to vaccinate those held in border facilities, some organizations are working to get migrants the health care they need – on the Mexican side of the border – before they request asylum in the states.


Immovable objects: Asarco, striking workers at odds after four months

WASHINGTON - Striking Asarco workers passed four months on the picket line Thursday, but union officials insist they have strong community support and that workers are committed to staying out until they get a fair deal.


ASU Esports Call of Duty squad seeks success in first competitive tournament

TEMPE – ASU Esports Call of Duty team is playing in its first competitive tournament.


Despite distracted-driving law, Arizona still ranks low on highway safety

WASHINGTON - Arizona enacted a ban on texting while driving last year, after 10 years of trying, but it still wasn't enough to pull the state from the bottom of a national report card on traffic safety laws.


‘Asthma Alley’: Long Beach ranks worst in U.S. for air quality

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Out of the 100 largest cities in the country, Long Beach, California, ranked last in air quality.


Court: Death-row inmate should get new chance to show lawyer failed him

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled that an Arizona death-row inmate should have another chance to prove his attorney did not fully investigate evidence of his intellectual disabilities in his trial for a 1989 Phoenix double-murder.



As the Colorado River Basin dries, can an accidental oasis survive?

CIÉNEGA DE SANTA CLARA, Mexico – More than 40 years ago, agricultural runoff diverted to northern Mexico created the largest wetland in the Sonoran Desert. But as water becomes ever more scarce, can it survive?


Peru holds out some hope for Venezuelan migrants with HIV

As access to medication dwindles, Venezuelans with HIV flee to Peru in search of life-saving resources.