Phoenix officials urged to address income discrimination against renters on public assistance
PHOENIX — Residents who have struggled with high rents in America’s fifth-largest city are calling on city officials to address discrimination against renters on public assistance.
Tucson woman arrested in abortion-rights protest during Supreme Court hearing
WASHINGTON - A Tucson woman was one of three people arrested Wednesday after they disrupted a Supreme Court hearing with a protest over the court's decision to reverse its 1973 ruling that had recognized a right to an abortion.
Los Angeles residents step up to help displaced Ukrainians and fighters at the front
LOS ANGELES – Ukrainian volunteers and L.A.-area firefighters loaded much needed relief supplies to the people of war-torn Ukraine on Monday at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
First Native American poet laureate begins third term, releases a memoir
Joy Harjo of Oklahoma, the first Native American woman to serve as the nation’s poet laureate, has begun her third term – an honor bestowed only once before, in 1999. She also has released “Poet Warrior: A Memoir.”
No 9-irons needed: Disc golf participation soars during coronavirus pandemic
PHOENIX – When the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to most recreational sporting events and activities, people began looking elsewhere for exercise and competition. Many found disc golf as the answer.
EASE up: New ASU program supports engineering students with autism
PHOENIX – Research shows that students with autism lack social support once they enter college. An ASU program is aiming to fix that, by pairing students on the spectrum with peer mentors.
PPE trash, plastic – and feces – mar many beaches and scenic spots across the Southwest
LOS ANGELES – Face masks, plastic bottles and other items are showing up more and more in nature since the beginning of COVID-19 as people go outdoors.
Cactus League scrambles to resolve ticket sales, attendance with start of season nearing
PHOENIX – Cactus League teams announced that they are preparing for an on-time start to opening weekend of spring training games, currently scheduled for February 27.
Play ball? Cactus League asks MLB to delay start of spring training
PHOENIX – With less than a month until the scheduled start of spring training in Arizona, the Cactus League wants Major League Baseball to delay the start of the spring training season to allow more time for COVID-19 cases to decrease.
From autism diagnosis to Boston Marathon: Carla Simon set to make history
TEMPE – Carla Simon is set to run in the Boston Marathon, becoming the first female Special Olympics athlete from Arizona to compete in the race.
‘There’s nothing to be afraid of’: Arizonans gear up for the 2020 census
PHOENIX – U.S. Census Bureau specialists met with Phoenix residents to discuss the importance of participating in this year’s headcount, which determines seats in Congress and how federal dollars are distributed to states and municipalities.
Protesters gather across Arizona to demand officials close immigrant detention centers
EL PASO, Texas – A group including Arizona Congressman Greg Stanton, D-Phoenix, recently visited immigration detention facilities in Texas. Stanton said the facilities don’t meet American values.