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COVID-19 is creating communication barriers for the deaf community

PHOENIX – People who are deaf or hard of hearing have special difficulties when it comes to communication during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as masks that prevent “face reading.”


Cheers and jeers: Trump supporters, opponents gear up for his Phoenix rally

PHOENIX – President Trump will rally supporters Wednesday night at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix.


New Trump plan would restrict green cards for immigrants who use public funds

PHOENIX – After the Trump administration announced potential new rules on public assistance for legal immigrants, lawyers and advocacy groups are advising immigrant families to seek legal counsel.



Advocates’ response to DACA decision is swift, broad-based, emotional

WASHINGTON - Immigration advocates vowed they would go to court to block a Trump administration plan to wind down a deferred deportation program for young immigrants, almost as soon as Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the plan Tuesday.


Wanted: ‘Forever’ homes for dogs, cats at overcrowded Maricopa County shelter

PHOENIX – A cacophony of barking greets visitors at the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control shelter in south Phoenix.


Advocates worry success could be latest threat for gray wolves

WASHINGTON - Populations of endangered Mexican gray wolves have reached their highest numbers since reintroduction efforts began nearly 20 years ago, but rather than cheer the success, environmentalists are worried it could backfire on the struggling animals.


Opioids and the body: The science of an overdose

Opioids and the body: The science of an overdose


Wading through the yuck, researchers study wastewater sludge for public health clues

TEMPE – Pristine white lab coats hang on a wheeled rack. Handwritten measurements and equations are crammed on whiteboards. And a long line of freezers are filled with containers of super-concentrated human waste.


Driven: Immigrant mom travels 200 miles weekly to study for GED

COTTONWOOD — Zahide Betancourt wakes up at 5 a.m. every Friday to get ready for her weekly GED prep class.


Recreational marijuana fails on AZ ballot, wins in three states

Proposition 205, a ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana use in Arizona, narrowly lost but voters approved similar measures in California, Massachusetts and Nevada.


Prop 205 to legalize recreational marijuana use too close to call

PHOENIX – Proposition 205 to legalize recreational marijuana use for Arizona adults was too close to call Tuesday night, with “no” votes getting about a five percent edge.