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Citizenship applications backlog leaves thousands with cases pending

WASHINGTON - More than 11,000 citizenship applications are pending in Arizona, some of the 907,424 cases pending across the U.S. this summer, more than twice the 2015 backlog. Federal offials blame the pandemic for the delays, but critics blame Trump-era agency cuts.


A call to preserve Navajo language leads two sports broadcasters on historic path

PHOENIX - Navajo Nation duo Cuyler Frank and Glenn King are inspiring the next generation of Navajo after they made history by broadcasting a Division I football game in Dinè. However, their greatest success lies in what happens after history has been made.


DHS to end workplace raids, turn focus on companies exploiting workers

WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security said it will stop raiding workplaces to search for undocumented immigrants and will focus instead on "unscrupulous employers who exploit the vulnerability" of undocumented labor.


Arizona projects get sizeable cut of Great American Outdoors Act funds

WASHINGTON - Arizona projects got $110 million last year and will get another $159 million in the fiscal year that started this month, or more than 9% of all funding nationally under the Great American Outdoors Act for those two years.


What’s in a name? Plenty for people honored in Hispanic Heritage Month

WASHINGTON - As Hispanic numbers and clout continue to grow in the U.S. and the state, so have the terms to describe people with roots in Spanish-speaking or Latin countries, with Latino, Hispanic and more becoming "a source of debate, and perhaps even friction sometimes."


October 7, 2021 Newscast

Arizona election audit hearing, closing the digital divide, a cooldown is in the forecast


Experts: No short-term answers to problem of drought, water shortages

WASHINGTON – State and federal officials told a Senate panel Wednesday that there may be long-term solutions to the historic drought gripping the West, and the water shortages that come with it, but that the short-term outlook remains grim.


More research, better treatment for Lyme disease sought amid rising case rates

PHOENIX – The incidence of Lyme disease has nearly doubled in the U.S. since the 1990s, yet funding for research is still lacking and patients struggle to get help. Advocates say that should change, considering predictions that climate change could increase case numbers.


Succulent in Arizona’s sky islands listed as ‘threatened’ under Endangered Species Act

Bartram’s stonecrop is a rare succulent native to southern Arizona and northern Mexico. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will officially list it as threatened under the Endangered Species Act this week.


New estimates show Colorado River levels falling faster than expected

WASHINGTON - New projections show that Lake Mead and Lake Powell could reach "critically low reservoir elevations" sooner than expected, spurring experts to say that "bold actions" will be needed to change course.


Jobs fair for veterans returns to Phoenix as unemployment rate falls to new low

Unemployment rates for military veterans in August were at a low of 3.8%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. More employers are realizing that military skills are what they’re looking for.


After ‘incredibly difficult’ process, Peters returns to Cardinals defensive line in big way

PHOENIX - Nose tackle Corey Peters has returned to the Cardinals' defensive front after an offseason of uncertainty that caused “a rollercoaster of emotions.” At 33, he faced rehabilitation from surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon that ended his 2020 season early and an expiring contract.