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COVID-19 stay-at-home orders increase the risk of domestic violence, experts warn

PHOENIX – Self-isolation and stay-at-home orders force victims of domestic violence to live in unsafe homes, advocates say.


Food-stamp purchases could soon go online under SNAP pilot program

PHOENIX - Arizona food-stamp recipients may soon be able to buy their groceries online, after the federal government's swift approval this week of the state's request in the face of coronavirus-related stay-at-home orders.


Trump swipes at foes, touts record, vows to hold Arizona in November

PHOENIX – In his 10th visit to Arizona in five years, President Donald Trump lashed out at Democrats, extolled the state of the economy and dismissed the idea that the Grand Canyon State could turn from red to blue.


Trump boasts of record judicial appointment pace, promises more to come

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump boasted Wednesday about the record 158 federal judges that have been confirmed under his watch, with dozens more to come as he carries through on a campaign promise to remake federal courts - a prospect that alarms liberal groups.


Arizona ranked 29th in study of highway conditions and congestion

PHOENIX – Arizona was No. 29 in the Reason Foundation’s annual Highway Report, which ranks states in such categories as traffic fatalities, pavement condition, congestion, spending per mile and time wasted in rush hour.


FDA approves first drug to fight postpartum depression, but its costs are high

PHOENIX – Postpartum depression affects up to 1 in 7 new mothers. Zulresso, an expensive new FDA-approved drug, may help combat this.


UA professor sues state over denial of health-care coverage to transgender employees

TUCSON – Transgender state employees in Arizona are excluded from insurance coverage of transition surgery and related medical treatments, according to a lawsuit filed by University of Arizona professor Russell Toomey. The ACLU-backed suit says the policy violates his civil and constitutional rights.


Dolphins in the desert: Can they be properly cared for in Arizona?

PHOENIX – The fourth dolphin death since 2017 has prompted the closure of Dolphinaris Arizona east of Scottsdale while experts investigate. But can dolphins thrive in captivity, especially in the desert?


Street medicine: Bringing health care to Phoenix’s unsheltered homeless

PHOENIX – As Phoenix’s unsheltered homeless population continues to grow, a new collaborative street medicine program connects those in need to existing health care services.


McSally, Sinema stress voting records during their only Senate debate

PHOENIX – Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema attacked each other’s voting records during a live debate Monday night, 22 days before Arizona is elects one of them to the U.S. Senate.


Kyl brings experience as a senator, baggage as a lobbyist to new job

WASHINGTON - Jon Kyl's history in the Senate made him an attractive candidate to replace the late Sen. John McCain, but it's Kyl's history as a lobbyist in the years since he last held the office that has some government watchdog groups saying voters have reason to be concerned.


Transgender sex workers vulnerable to violence, but when is it a hate crime?

Society shuns transgender people from corporate jobs because of their gender identity, forcing them into sex work and other means of underground economy.