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Arizona poverty rate continued fall in 2019, still topped national rate

WASHINGTON - The poverty rate in Arizona fell for the eighth straight year in 2019, to 13.5%, but while advocates welcomed that as "great news" they also cautioned that the state's economic gains were not shared equally by all Arizonans.


‘Cruel irony’: COVID-19 stalls momentum of women’s soccer

PHOENIX - After winning the World Cup in 2019, the U.S. national team helped women's soccer skyrocket in popularity. Then COVID-19 hit.


‘Crazy, crazy’ real estate market puts Gilbert near top of rankings

WASHINGTON - A tight housing market was one of the factors that made Gilbert the fifth-best real estate market in the country in a recent report that ranked four other Valley cities - Peoria, Surprise, Tempe and Chandler - in the top 25 in the country.


Puerto Rican heritage important to Desert Edge standout Steven Ortiz Jr.

PHOENIX – Desert Edge standout Steven Ortiz Jr. wants to share his love of football with the Puerto Rican community.


‘Nothing we saw coming’: Arizona sports card market takes off during pandemic

PHOENIX – While many small businesses in Arizona have suffered, the sports trading card trading market has boomed during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Affirmative action on California’s ballot again, echoing Arizona’s debate in 2010

Affirmative action is on the ballot in California in 2020, and every professional sports team in Northern California recently endorsed Proposition 16.


Arizona nonprofits boost aid to help refugees deal with the pandemic

Refugees in Arizona receive grants, loans, care packages and other resources to help combat the hardships of COVID-19.


‘We 22’: Black leaders in ASU Athletics act to empower student athletes beyond the field

The death of George Floyd lent new urgency to a new pledge, We 22, named for 22 Black members of ASU’s athletic department who will undertake seven actions that include spurring voting and activism, encourage ethnic studies and bolster economic education.


Youth of color disproportionately represented in the justice system

Youth across the country commit the same types of crime, but disparities affecting young people of color have continued to grow.


Rio Salado restoration efforts get boost with federal ‘partnership’ designation

WASHINGTON - Federal officials on Tuesday named a 58-mile stretch of the Lower Salt and Gila rivers an Urban Waters Federal Partnership location, a designation that could bring millions in funding to efforts to revitalize the stressed Valley waterway.


Diamondbacks’ day of trades including fun-loving, beard-wearing Archie Bradley

PHOENIX – Arizona Diamondbacks shake up franchise, trade away Archie Bradley and Robbie Ray.


‘Hit twice as hard’: Children with disabilities face onslaught of challenges

Children with disabilities are more likely to enter the juvenile justice system because of harsh school disciplinary practices.