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Asylum seekers dropped off in towns that have few resources get help from nonprofits

SOMERTON – As the Biden administration eases restrictive policies, asylum seekers are being released in border towns with few resources for aid and support. In response, three nonprofits have formed the Arizona California Humanitarian Coalition.


Snowfall in the West indicates 20-year drought will persist and intensify

With temperatures rising and precipitation falling, it's likely drought conditions across the West will worsen.


March saw record-high number of unaccompanied minors stopped at border

WASHINGTON — The number of migrants apprehended at the southern border surged in March to one of the highest monthly totals on record, and the almost 19,000 unaccompanied youth stopped there set a record, the latest data shows.


‘Fourth wave’: As mask mandates are lifted, Arizona health researchers urge COVID-19 caution

Researchers at ASU call for social distancing and mask wearing to continue in the face of a possible fourth wave and local mutating strains of COVID-19.


From cerebral palsy diagnosis to soccer scholarship: Gavin Kohner headed to Clemson

PHOENIX – Gavin Kohner, a senior at Northwest Christian School who plays paralympic soccer, landed a scholarship to play at Clemson University.


Mohave County, Navajo officials push to broaden ‘downwinder’ coverage

WASHINGTON - Federal law compensates people who lived downwind of nuclear test sites, including many residents of northern Arizona - but not in most of Mohave County. Arizona officials told a House panel its time to change the boundaries and right that wrong.


Arizona neighborhoods join Little Free Pantry movement to fight hunger

As food insecurity rises, Arizona communities are setting up neighborhood “little” pantries to get food and supplies to those in need.


City of Phoenix unanimously votes to reopen outdoor park amenities, select pools

PHOENIX – During Tuesday’s meeting the city of Phoenix unanimously voted to reopen outdoor park amenities, select pools and implement a plan for easter weekend.


Pause on leasing public land for oil and gas extraction draws mixed reaction

PHOENIX – Land, and specifically what to do with land, has been among the most divisive topics in U.S. history since the arrival of European settlers in 1492. More than 500 years later, little has changed.


Leighton Accardo’s spirit guides Lyndsey Fry through 96-mile rollerblading fundraiser

PHOENIX – Lyndsey Fry, the Arizona Coyotes’ Director of External Engagement & Female Hockey and the President of the Arizona Kachinas Hockey Association, rollerbladed 96 miles across the Valley to raise money for a newly created scholarship fund in honor of Leighton Accardo.


‘Saving up for playoff money’: Suns fans excited to return to games, cheer on competitive team

PHOENIX - The Phoenix Suns allowed fans to attend their home games for the first time last week. They have yet to lose with fans in attendance.


From BMX bikes to Daytona 500: Glendale’s McDowell an unlikely, humble champion

PHOENIX – Glendale’s Michael McDowell wins Daytona 500 in an upset. Acquaintances back home remember him.