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Essential but ignored: How day care powered the pandemic workforce

The pandemic exposed how vulnerable and essential child care providers are in America. The median hourly wage is $10.31, and most workers receive no benefits, but they play a crucial role in getting people back to work.


All over the map: From Phoenix to Tucson, Arizona orienteering clubs embrace varied terrain

PHOENIX – Arizona’s varied terrain makes it a great state for orienteering, a sport in which competitors race from point to point while testing their navigational skills.


Sinema defends filibuster on same day it’s used to stall voting rights

WASHINGTON - Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., repeated her refusal to end the filibuster Tuesday, the same day that Republicans used the maneuver to block debate on sweeping voting rights legislation that has already passed the House.


Peoria parents hope military mental health act spares others their pain

WASHINGTON - Patrick and Teri Caserta hope no one has to go through what they did in 2018 when their son died by suicide while in the Navy. That's why the Peoria parents were on hand to support a bill to give service members confidential access to mental health care.


A year after Memorial Day went virtual, in-person events welcomed back

WASHINGTON - With vaccinations rising and new COVID-19 cases falling, Memorial Day ceremonies around the state and the nation that were forced to go virtual last are scheduled to be held in person again this year - a welcome change for those who observe the day.


Federal committee recommends more research, care for patients with sickle cell

PHOENIX – A comprehensive report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine calls for more research and treatment for sickle cell disease.


In our ‘DNA’: Phoenix to host 2026 NCAA Women’s Final Four

PHOENIX - The NCAA names Phoenix as the host of the 2026 NCAA Women’s Final Four.


‘It’s in our DNA’: Phoenix pitches to host NCAA Women’s Final Four

PHOENIX- Phoenix's 2026 bid is the city's first since it lost out on hosting the tournament to Cleveland in 2007, but they think they've changed.


School leaders say move to distance learning highlights digital divide

TEMPE – The scramble to deliver lessons remotely because of COVID-19 has been a challenge for all schools in the state, but a particularly difficult one for districts on the wrong side of the digital divide, school leaders said this week.


Parties ratchet up rhetoric against lawmakers after impeachment vote

WASHINGTON - The House vote to impeach President Donald Trump was just minutes old when the emails started flying, as national political parties attacked lawmakers considered vulnerable in 2020 - including three in Arizona - hoping to leverage their impeachment votes against them.


‘It was tough’: Leilani Mitchell boxes out adversity, leads Mercury to playoffs

PHOENIX – Despite fighting a variety of odds, Leilani Mitchell has been a difference-maker for the Phoenix Mercury as they begin postseason play Wednesday.


Vaquita’s last stand: The struggle to save the world’s rarest marine animal

SAN FELIPE, Baja California – The vaquita porpoise is a victim of the Sinaloa drug cartel who fish for a species in the same waters and sell on the Chinese black market. Part 1 of this series examines the dangers the totoaba trade presents to the vaquita and the efforts to fight back against illegal fishing.