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COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey extends bar, gym closures; passes on mask mandate

PHOENIX - Gyms, bars, nightclubs and more will remain closed past next week as the state fights a disease that is "highly contagious and in every part of the state," Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday, even as he declined to require the use of masks statewide.


‘What’s old is new again’: Advocates say tribal voting hurdles remain

WASHINGTON - Voting barriers for Native Americans have always existed, but polling cutbacks, discriminatory voter ID laws and lack of funding are making things worse, advocates told a House panel Tuesday - the same day a federal court reinstated an Arizona law against "ballot harvesting."


More than a name: Son of a Hall of Famer, Hamilton’s Brenden Rice hopes to forge own path

CHANDLER – A legacy runs deep when you are related to the greatest wide receiver to ever play football. However, for Brenden Rice, it is the legacy he makes separate from his father which means more to him.


Napolitano questions need for Trump order to enforce campus free speech

WASJHINGTON - Former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, now president of the University of California System, said that a Trump administration policy that threatens to strip funding from colleges in the name of free speech is "unnecessary and, in some respects, undesirable."


Court reduces death sentence in killing where defense ‘utterly failed’

A federal appeals court reversed the death sentence handed down to a Prescott man for the 1987 murder of his lover's husband, saying attorneys "utterly failed" to investigate claims that would have argued against capital punishment.


Smart dressers: Technology flourishes in wearable fashion designs

A model in a pink bodysuit and a red, high-waisted couture skirt featured smart technology designed to ease a woman’s menstrual cramps. Such smart technology was featured in the Wearables in Smart Fabrics Fashion Show in Phoenix.



One year later: Family of deported Arizona mom describes living a ‘nightmare’

This story is a follow-up to Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos' deportation, which took place in February of last year. Her children describe trying to adjust to life without their mother. Meanwhile, in Mexico, Guadalupe battles depression and struggles to begin a new life without her husband and children.


Colonias on the border struggle with decades-old water issues

YUMA, Ariz. – Nestor Alaniz didn’t get a permit to build a well in his mother’s backyard, and he didn’t get it inspected.

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Schools fail lead tests while many states don’t require testing at all

WASHINGTON, D.C. – When Ceon Dubose Palmore got thirsty at school, an administrator had to escort the 15-year-old past trash-bag-covered fountains to a faucet two floors down.


Arizona lawmakers give Trump’s first speech to Congress mixed reviews

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump delivered an hourlong speech to Congress Tuesday that, while short on detail, was long on rhetoric that kept Republican lawmakers jumping to their feet and Democrats mostly sitting on their hands.


Lawmakers host kids of deported mom to send message to Trump

WASHINGTON - Angel and Jacqueline Garcia de Rayos could have spent Tuesday celebrating their mother's 36th birthday, but the Mesa teens instead spent it in Washington instead to protest her deportation.