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Biden claims ‘clear victory’ as Arizonans await final vote counts in razor-thin election

PHOENIX – Amid celebrations on one side, and vows to keep fighting on the other, Arizonans on Sunday awaited final vote counts even as President-elect Joe Biden claimed a “clear victory."


Advocates worry ‘food insecurity’ gains could be upended by COVID-19

WASHINGTON - Advocates fear that years of steady improvements in the level of "food insecurity" among Arizona children could be reversed this year by the economic toll of COVID-19, a shift that could have long-lasting effects.


Arizona dairy farms pivot from restaurants to food banks as COVID-19 shifts demand

PHOENIX – The Arizona dairy industry has taken a major hit as a result of closing restaurants and fast-food chains that would typically be purchasing cheese and other dairy products in bulk.


Night of relative calm follows curfew order; enforcement uncertain

After days of clashes between protesters and police, Arizona spent a relatively quiet night Sunday under a statewide dusk-to-dawn curfew that was ordered by Gov. Doug Ducey Sunday. It's unclear how much impact the curfew order had - and it's also unclear how strictly it will be enforced.


Senate OKs COVID-19 bill mandating paid leave, readies new relief bill

The Senate gave overwhelming approval Wednesday to a multibillion-dollar coronavirus relief bill, the second such bill in two weeks, and immediately turned its attention to a third bill that could have a $1 trillion price tag.


Advocates decry Trump administration plan to rein in food stamp access

WASHINGTON - Arizona is one of the 43 states that could be affected by a USDA proposal to tighten restrictions on access to food stamps for those receiving other financial assistance, saving billions of dollars while affecting as many as 3.1 million people nationwide.


Arizona ranks 46th for childhood well-being, Kids Count report says

PHOENIX – The annual Kids Count report ranks Arizona 46th in the nation for childhood well-being, 43rd for economic well-being, with lack of affordable housing as a key factor.


Schools in Peru are under added pressure from wave of Venezuelan migrants

Although overwhelmed and short of money, educators in Peru are scrambling to accommodate an influx of Venezuelan school children.


‘The cellphone does everything’: Smartphones, internet access are key tools of 21st century migration

Cellphones and internet access are key tools for the hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan refugees who are fleeing violence and poverty.


Arizona food banks prepare for possible government shutdown – again

PHOENIX – Food banks that helped furloughed federal employees learned lessons that will help if the government shuts down again.


Water thieves, beware: This Colorado ‘water cop’ is on the case

CORTEZ, Colo. – Dave Huhn is a sheriff’s deputy for Montezuma County, Colorado, a stretch of sagebrush mesas and sandstone cliffs bordering Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. Unlike other local law enforcement throughout the West, Huhn specializes in the complex world of water law.


NCAA, Arizona universities look to address lack of women coaching women’s sports

PHOENIX – The NCAA and Arizona universities are paying close attention to the issue of gender discrepancy when it comes to coaching women's sports. Since the passage of Title IX, the percentage of women coaches has declined.