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Rally to support seven Arizonans charged in Jan. 6 Capitol attack

WASHINGTON - Organizers are downplaying expectations for a large crowd at Saturday's rally in Phoenix to support the "political prisoners" arrested in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol - but they are not downplaying the seriousness of their cause.


Solutions and struggle: COVID relief highlights complexity of issues facing Native people

The pandemic exacerbated different infrastructure issues in Indigenous communities across the country.


Yurok Tribe in Northern California grows solutions in soil of crises

The COVID-19 pandemic, record drought in Northern California that has decimated fish populations and the persistent washout of the main highway have awakened the Yurok Tribe to food insecurity in the area.


State leaders deride daylong rehash of rejected voting irregularities

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's attorneys presented hours of rehashed claims of previously rejected voting irregularities during a daylong meeting Monday that legislative leaders called an "illegitimate" exercise meant to undermine confidence in the elections.


Firefighters work through PTSD with peer support, counseling

GLENDALE – Arizona firefighters have to fight post-traumatic stress disorder and other trauma in addition to flames. A counselor and peer support training help six metro Phoenix fire departments.


Maricopa official confident polls will run smoothly as early voting starts

WASHINGTON - Maricopa County officials said they are "ready and prepared" for the start of in-person voting Wednesday, despite a recent national report that identified it as one of seven Arizona counties at high risk of a poll worker shortage.


‘How can I pay the bills’? Freelancers, other journalists impacted by COVID-19’s suspension of sports

PHOENIX – Nine freelancers and sports journalists share how they’ve been impacted by COVID-19 and the suspension of sports.


ASU esports seeks official program status with more institutional support

PHOENIX – Despite fielding some of the top esports teams in the country and boasting one of the largest clubs on campus, the ASU esports association is fighting for more support from ASU administration.


Rising’s Dumbuya won’t be beaten by wingers or heat

TEMPE - The heat may be a challenge for Mustapha Dumbuya, but Rising’s full-back is one of the quickest players on the team

Mustapha Dumbuya

The Facebook battlefield: Two mothers on opposite sides of the vaccination divide

PHOENIX – Two mothers share common ground, like suburban life, charter schools, and family dinner. They also want to keep their children healthy and safe, which is where their lifestyles divide. One believes in vaccinations, the other does not.


Senate bill would outlaw dropping off early ballots on Election Day

PHOENIX – Senate Bill 1046 would prevent voters who receive their early ballots in the mail from dropping them off on Election Day. Advocates say it would simplify elections and opponents say it would hamper voter rights.


In a hole: Arizona officials lack funds to find, secure at least 100,000 abandoned mines

PHOENIX – Arizona has an estimated 100,000 abandoned mines, according to the Arizona State Mine Inspector’s Office. However, officials have only identified about 19,000 of them. As more people move to and visit Arizona – many eager to explore the state’s more remote lands – the chances of people coming across one of these hazardous mines only increase.