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McSally heaps praise on Barrett on eve of first confirmation vote

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Martha McSally left little doubt how she plans to vote on Supreme Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination, calling Barrett "a gift to America" during a brief meeting Wednesday.


Shuttered by COVID-19, concert venues band together for a virtual show

WASHINGTON - A Phoenix concert promoter is one of the organizers of an online concert of top acts this weekend that aims to raise money for, and awareness of, the dire straits concert venues around the country face because of COVID-19 restrictions.


Pence draws contrasts between Biden, Trump at campaign event in Peoria

PEORIA – Mike Pence campaigned Thursday at TYR Tactical in Peoria, which makes protective vests for military and police, drawing stark contrasts between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.


Sen. McSally, Mark Kelly clash over issues ranging from COVID-19 to border security in Senate debate

PHOENIX – Martha McSally and challenger Mark Kelly clashed over border security, COVID-19 response, and China in the only public debate of the 2020 U.S. Senate race.


Sierra, in Hopkins ICU, becomes fourth state lawmaker hit by COVID-19

WASHINGTON - Arizona Rep. Lorenzo Sierra, D-Avondale, was being treated in the intensive care unit of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore Monday for "complications related to COVID-19," one day after being hospitalized with the virus in Washington.


Mothers, midwives and mortality: Why some Black women seek a holistic approach

Black women are up against staggering odds when it comes to infant mortality. Here’s how midwives are working to combat the statistics in an era of pandemic.


The ununited state of juvenile justice in America

As a child in the United States, justice depends on where you live, the color of your skin, which police officer arrests you, or which judge, prosecutor or probation officer happens to be involved in the case. Juvenile courts across the country processed nearly 750,000 in 2018 and about 200,000 of these were removed from home and locked away.


COVID-19 is a ‘crisis within a crisis’ for homeless people

PHOENIX – Homeless people are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19, but its impact on them is largely a mystery as data collection is sparse and, minus any coordinated federal response, local governments must figure out how to protect their homeless during the pandemic.


Comet NEOWISE draws eyes to skies for first time in thousands of years

PHOENIX – Comet NEOWISE will be the closest to the Earth on Thursday. It was discovered in late March here in Arizona, and it’s been visible in the night sky since early July.


Arizonans recall John Lewis, heap tributes on late civil rights leader

Arizona lawmakers and advocates were unsparing Monday in their praise of the late Rep. John Lewis, using words like hero, giant and legend for the man one described as "living, breathing history."


Arizona elections officials defend mail-in voting after Trump’s criticism

PHOENIX – President Donald Trump took aim at states trying to expand mail-in balloting at a rally in Phoenix this week, and the secretary of state and the Maricopa County recorder are speaking up.


San Pedro River, squeezed by growing population, is subject of two lawsuits

PHOENIX – The Sierra Club announced it has joined the Center for Biological Diversity and a number of other conservation groups in two lawsuits to protect the San Pedro River, one of the last undammed rivers in the Southwest.