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San Pedro River, squeezed by growing population, is subject of two lawsuits

PHOENIX – The Sierra Club announced it has joined the Center for Biological Diversity and a number of other conservation groups in two lawsuits to protect the San Pedro River, one of the last undammed rivers in the Southwest.


DACA recipients arrested in protests face risk of deportation

PHOENIX – DACA recipient Johan Montes Cuevas was held in ICE custody for two days after videotaping police aggression from his vehicle.


Sporting events, recreational opportunities impacted around the world by COVID-19

TEMPE – Despite the relatively strict guidelines we are now living under in the U.S., other countries have enacted much harsher penalties for disobeying COVID-19 response measures, even for recreation.


At ease: Despite national backlash, many support appearance of Pat Tillman statue in NFL ad

PHOENIX – A Super Bowl ad by the NFL that features the late Pat Tillman has divided a football community debating its intent. The statue of the former Arizona State and Cardinals defensive player at State Farm Stadium is part of a commercial celebrating the league’s 100th anniversary.


‘Kobe gave it life’: Bryant’s appreciation for women’s game evident in connection with Taurasi, Mercury

PHOENIX – Kobe Bryant had appreciation for Mercury, women’s game.


Arizona poll: Republicans, Democrats far apart on immigration, gun control, climate

PHOENIX - A Morrison Institute for Public Policy poll shows Republicans’ and Democrats’ have “separate thoughts” on immigration, climate change, affordable housing and gun control, among other issues. The poll may also reveal the growing political power of independents in Arizona.


Volker defends role in talks between White House, Ukrainian government

WASHINGTON - Former McCain Institute Executive Director Kurt Volker told the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday that he was unaware of any efforts to get the Ukrainian government to interfere in U.S. politics in exchange for military aid.


Maricopa County approves updates to vote-counting system to avoid snafus

PHOENIX – The Board of Supervisors will spend $6.1 million over three years to upgrade voting systems, and it hired an executive to oversee elections.


The winners and losers in Arizona’s $11.8 billion budget

PHOENIX – Teachers, victims of child sex abuse and low-income kids were among the winners in the budget the Legislature passed late Monday.


Census: Arizona continued to lag far behind U.S. on school spending

WASHINGTON - New Census Bureau figures show that per-pupil spending in Arizona's public schools was fourth-lowest in the nation in 2017, still mired at the back of the pack even though spending rose faster that year in the state than it did in the rest of the country.


Influx of Venezuelans sorely tests Peru’s economy and labor market

The Peruvian labor market is being transformed by an influx of more than 700,000 Venezuelans, a number that could double by year’s end.


A long road: Opioid-addicted rural residents travel hundreds of miles to reach methadone clinics

MORENCI – Most of Arizona’s 12 methadone clinics are in the Phoenix area, leaving rural residents recovering from opioid use to travel miles for such treatment.