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Arizona law enforcement struggle to halt deadly street racing

Arizona law enforcement officials are trying to address the street racing problem across the state as public complaints and the death toll continues to mount.


‘I instantly knew he was dead’: Drug overdoses surge during pandemic, piling tragedy upon tragedy

TUCSON – While stay-at-home orders kept people safe from contracting COVID-19, home is where isolation and limited access to treatment fueled substance use disorders and led to a spike in overdose deaths.


Buttigieg: Indian Country investment a priority of infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON - Indian Country infrastructure needs, for everything from water to housing to broadband, are a high priority of the Biden administration's $2.2 trillion American Jobs Plan, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said this week.


Through challenging season, Suns rookie Jalen Smith relying on strong foundation to make ‘every day count’

PHOENIX - Jalen Smith’s rookie season has been challenged by circumstances out of his control. But his foundation has helped him persevere through difficult times before, and he is confident it will do so again.


Despite push to schedule executions, attorneys plan to continue fight

WASHINGTON - While Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is pushing to schedule executions for two death-row inmates who he said have exhausted their appeals, advocates for the men said they still intend to fight.


‘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.


Tribes to get record funding from American Rescue Plan

WASHINGTON – Native American tribes nationwide will receive more than $31 billion as part of the American Rescue Plan, the largest one-time investment to Native American communities in history.


‘The balance of risk has shifted’: Cancer screenings plunge during pandemic

PHOENIX – Preventative cancer screenings have plummeted during the pandemic, prompting cancer specialists to work to increase awareness about the need for early tests.


Masks off: Bill would allow Arizona businesses to ignore city, county mandates

PHOENIX – The House Commerce Committee voted Tuesday to approve a bill that would allow businesses to choose whether to follow mask mandates issued by cities and counties.


The realism of imitation firearms: Who benefits and who suffers?

PHOENIX – Realistic imitation firearms are useful for training and profitable for gun manufacturers. But since 2015, 212 deadly police shootings nationwide have had victims holding fake weapons.


Democrats pass independents, can’t overtake GOP in voter registration

WASHINGTON - Arizona Democrats registered more new voters in the last election cycle than any other party, moving ahead of independents in registration for the first time in 10 years - but still failing to overtake Republicans.


Judge promises quick decision in latest Arizona GOP attack on election

PHOENIX - A Maricopa County judge said he would decide by Thursday morning whether to let the Arizona Republican Party proceed with its challenge to Maricopa County's audit of ballots from this month's election, an audit the party claims violated state law.