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As polls show him trailing in Arizona, Trump stops in Phoenix to woo Latino voters

PHOENIX – In a matter of days, both the Trump and Biden campaigns have sought to win over a key demographic that could make or break the November election: Hispanic voters.


COVID-19 work-arounds are silver linings for homeless programs

New initiatives to protect the homeless from COVID-19 are the pandemic’s silver lining, providing a roadmap for better medical care, addiction treatment and housing.


Nicaraguans seek refuge in Panama, cementing the country’s status as migrant destination

PANAMA CITY, Panama – Nicaraguans fleeing political and economic conditions in their country are moving south to Panama, against the normal tide of immigration in the hemisphere.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Navajo will not ease restrictions, despite improving numbers

PHOENIX – The number of new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation is on a downward trend, but tribal leaders said that does not mean they are ready to ease up on health restrictions. They plan to continue 57-hour weekend lockdown for the next three weeks, as the tribe works to bring numbers even lower.


Report: Treasury formula for COVID-19 funding shortchanges some tribes

Arizona tribes were among those who could get too much - or too little - COVID-19 relief funding under a Treasury Department funding formula that is based on "probably not the best numbers," according to the author of a new report.


Recharging batteries: MLB’s postponement hurts bonding between pitchers, catchers

SURPRISE – The relationship between pitchers and catchers in baseball is important, and it can define a game, a season even a legend.


Collegiate wrestling struggling to keep its foothold in the West

TEMPE - Collegiate wrestling is struggling to have a presence in the West as more programs are being cut.


Andy Benes, other key figures recall Diamondbacks’ debut 22 years ago

PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks played their inaugural game on March 31, 1998 against the Colorado Rockies at what was then known as Bank One Ballpark.


Mesa’s Giles leads panel of mayors grappling with immigration policy

WASHINGTON - They were Democratic and Republican mayors from cities large and small across the country, but officials on the panel Wednesday on immigration agreed - it's an issue they all grapple with, said Mesa Mayor John Giles who led the U.S. Conference of Mayors event.


Lawyers leery of ICE’s move to schedule court dates for DACA recipients

WASHINGTON - Lawyers in Arizona and southern Nevada are alarmed after receiving notices that Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants to set new court dates for their clients who are currently protected from deportation by DACA.

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From out of baseball to Olympian: Jeremy Wolf’s path to Aliyah and Team Israel

SCOTTSDALE – Scottsdale’s Jeremy Wolf is a Jewish-American Olympian with a heart for baseball’s minor leaguers.


Excavations reveal little wealth disparity in ancient Teotihuacán civilization

TEOTIHUACAN – Scientists sifting through the ruins of Teotihuacán say there appears to have been little wealth disparity in one of the largest cities in the ancient world. “You can have a complex urban society without a high level of inequality,” one ASU researcher says.