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Diamondbacks reaffirm plan to start season at 25% capacity, while Rangers opt for 100%

PHOENIX – The Diamondbacks will start the season with 25% capacity at Chase Field, while the Texas Rangers announce they will have 100%capacity in opener.


Ducey orders schools to offer in-person classes; ASU expert urges caution about lifting mask rules

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


Zoom gives Arizonans a voice at Capitol, but getting to speak isn’t that simple

PHOENIX – A procedure requiring Arizonans who want to testify before House and Senate committees to visit the Capitol in person is hindering the public’s ability to participate in the legislative process.


Coconino official backs bill to burn forest waste for renewable energy

WASHINGTON - Coconino County Supervisor Art Babbott urged senators Wednesday to pass a bill that would let limbs and trees left over from forest maintenance be burned for renewable energy.


An ‘emotional,’ financial drain: Gym owners blindsided by Ducey’s order to shut down

PHOENIX – The news that gyms would need to shut down as part of Gov. Doug Ducey’s latest executive order to slow the spread of the coronavirus has blindsided those who work in the industry.


Veterans with PTSD turn to sports, physical activity as alternative method of treatment

PHOENIX – Study finds that participating in intense sports and other outdoor activities is an effective alternative treatment for PTSD.


‘We need each other to heal:’ Native Americans help Native Americans overcome domestic violence

LAS VEGAS – Domestic violence affects 4 out of 5 Native American women – more than triple the national average. But some have found healing through what’s known as “Gathering of Native Americans” programs. These culture-based education sessions seek to foster healing through embracing community and tradition.


Farm-to-school programs revitalize health in nutritionally underserved communities

MESA – Latino communities have higher rates of obesity and diabetes, in part because of food deserts and the abundance of unhealthy food choices. To find a lasting solution, an elementary school in Mesa is teaching children about nutrition and agriculture through gardening.


Grijalva, House Democrats demand probe of troops deployed to border

WASHINGTON - Dozens of House Democrats renewed calls Friday for the Defense Department to investigate the legality of President Donald Trump's decision to deploy thousands of active-duty and National Guard troops to the U.S-Mexico border.


‘In this for the long haul’: How a labor organizer’s daughter became a force for rural health care

PHOENIX – Jill Guernsey de Zapien She helped start a program in southeastern Arizona to bring better care to rural residents, particularly farmworkers.


Improving the health of ‘invisible’ farmworkers is a community effort in Willcox

WILLCOX – Access to health care is a big challenge in rural and agricultural areas, and some 53 percent of farmworkers in the U.S. have no health insurance. One program in Arizona is trying to fix that by teaching residents in a community filled with farmworkers to take better care of themselves.