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Critical of critical habitat: Endangered turtle haven abuts border wall

PHOENIX - The endangered Sonoyta mud turtle was granted 12.3 acres of protected habitat this week - but supporters worry that that habitat may no longer provide all the protection the turtles need, since it will be right next to the site of border wall construction.

Endangered Shuffle

Northeast states slap quarantine on Arizona travelers to stem COVID-19 spread

TEMPE - Arizonans will face a 14-day quarantine if they travel to New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, whose governors announced the restriction Wednesday to keep people from COVID-19 "hot spots" from bringing the infection with them.


COVID-19 in Arizona: 79 deaths sets record for single-day reporting

Hospital beds approach capacity as federal officials warn Arizona’s surge must be contained in the coming weeks.


Two Arizona tribes, advocacy group join suits over EPA’s clean-water rule rollback

PHOENIX - Two Arizona tribes and a Phoenix-based advocacy group joined a pair of lawsuits this week to reverse a Trump administration clean-water rule that critics said would open the "vast majority of Arizona’s waterways" to pollution and degradation.


COVID-19 is creating communication barriers for the deaf community

PHOENIX – People who are deaf or hard of hearing have special difficulties when it comes to communication during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as masks that prevent “face reading.”


Arizona Smash community faces challenge during pandemic

PHOENIX – Super Smash Bros. eSports tournaments in Arizona are on hold. That changes a gaming experience and community meant to be savored in person.


Supreme Court reverses Trump administration, saves DACA – for now

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court breathed new life into the endangered DACA program Thursday, ruling that the Trump administration's attempt to end the program was arbitrary and capricious and must be reversed.


Phoenix Council OKs budget with $3 million for new police review office

PHOENIX - The Phoenix City Council approved a sharp increase in funding for a new police oversight office Monday, after first making sure that the extra funds would not cut into a planned 1% pay raise for city workers.


As George Floyd protests continue, Cardinals’ Kingsbury calls for accountability, justice

PHOENIX- Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury addressed the George Floyd protests, hopes conversations with players continue throughout season.


Get this: Under likely NBA proposal, 26-39 Suns still have shot at postseason

PHOENIX – The Suns haven’t played a game since March 10. The drought could be coming to an end soon.


Bills seek to limit puberty blockers, other medical treatment for transgender youth

TUCSON – Legislation cropping up nationwide aims to restrict medical treatment to transgender youth and potentially criminalize doctors who provide it. Advocates call the proposals an unprecedented attack.


Mexico changes renewable energy rules, citing COVID-19 pandemic

MEXICO CITY – New regulations introduced by the government favor the fossil fuel industry and may stifle the renewable energy market in Mexico, critics say.