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March saw record-high number of unaccompanied minors stopped at border

WASHINGTON — The number of migrants apprehended at the southern border surged in March to one of the highest monthly totals on record, and the almost 19,000 unaccompanied youth stopped there set a record, the latest data shows.


‘Water protector’: Indigenous illustrator wins Caldecott Medal for children’s book

Michaela Goade is the first Indigenous illustrator to win the Randolph Caldecott Medal for best American picture book for children. The artist won the honor for “We Are Water Protectors,” written by Carole Lindstrom.


Wear your mask despite governor’s order, COVID researchers advise

PHOENIX – Dr. Joshua LaBaer of ASU’s Biodesign Institute discussed recent COVID-19 and vaccination metrics at a press conference on Wednesday.


Dry soils plague Colorado River Basin, absorbing runoff needed downstream

ASPEN, Colorado – The amount of moisture held in the ground can play a big role in how much water makes it down to rivers and reservoirs in the Colorado River Basin – and eventually into the pipes that feed homes and businesses.


Tuesday Morning Sun Devil: Young football assistants raising talent level, expectations

TEMPE – While the Sun Devils prepare for the 2021 season, it’s become evident that several young assistant coaches will be critical to key position groups reaching their goals. Hear how these first and second-year assistants are approaching building their units throughout recruiting and on-field development.


Arizona sports community speaks out against violence targeting Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders

PHOENIX – Stop AAPI Hate released a national report on March 16 that showed the increase in hate incidents against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. On the same day, eight people, six of them Asian American women, were gunned down in three Atlanta spas.


Four takeaways from Coyotes team on edge of playoff picture

PHOENIX - The Arizona Coyotes have reached the first half of the shortened season with an even .500 record. On the outside looking in, the Coyotes’ playoff hopes bank on an uptick in offensive production and defensive efficiency.


Health clinic for the uninsured faces more challenges during pandemic

PHOENIX – The COVID-19 pandemic has brought even more challenges to the all-volunteer effort of Phoenix Allies for Community Health.

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Truex Jr. snaps Phoenix Raceway drought while Arizona drivers struggle at Instacart 500

AVONDALE – Martin Truex Jr., a prestigious veteran in the NASCAR Cup Series, won for the first time in his Phoenix Raceway career while Glendale native Michael McDowell did not have much success at his home track.


State officials confident they can meet Biden’s May 1 vaccine deadline

WASHINGTON - Arizona health officials said the state is already on track to meet President Joe Biden's challenge of allowing all adults to register for COVID-19 vaccinations by May 1.


COVID-19 relief would overhaul, boost aid for 1.5 million Arizona kids

WASHINGTON - As many as 1.5 million Arizona children could benefit from an expansion of the child tax credit that would mean monthly checks to parents of up to $300 per child if approved by Congress as part of the COVID-19 relief bill this week.


Diamondbacks’ ‘superstar’ Marte starting point for rest of team’s lineup, defensive alignments

PHOENIX – Ketel Marte was called a superstar by Mike Hazen and Asdrubal Cabrera, and the Diamondbacks intend to treat him as such by basing the team around him.