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Waymo’s driverless ride service moves metro Phoenix toward autonomous future

PHOENIX – Google’s self-driving company, Waymo, introduced a fully driverless ride hailing service to parts of the East Valley this fall. Arizona in Focus looks at how today’s decisions will shape the future of autonomous vehicles.


California high school athletes travel to Arizona to keep playing through COVID-19

SAN CLEMENTE, California – California high school athletes can only play competitively out of state and must travel to Arizona with their families to stay in game-shape.


Pick one: California multisport athletes forced to choose, putting college recruitment at risk

ANAHEIM, California – Because of the pandemic, California high school athletes who play multiple sports are facing tough decisions that could affect their chances of college recruitment.


COVID-19 vaccine test subjects weighed risks, rolled up their sleeves

WASHINGTON - Tubac Fire Chief Cheryl Horvath and Rep. Amish Shah, D-Phoenix, don't have much in common, but both wanted to help fight COVID-19. So they signed up to be test subjects in clinical vaccine trials, just two of the thousands of volunteers nationwide.


Trump support among Latinos steady; still trails Democrats by far

WASHINGTON - Recent polls suggest that about one in three Latino voters will support President Donald Trump this fall. But the also show that, while Trump's numbers may be higher than expected, Latino voters as a whole are firmly in the Democrats' camp.


Puerto Rican heritage important to Desert Edge standout Steven Ortiz Jr.

PHOENIX – Desert Edge standout Steven Ortiz Jr. wants to share his love of football with the Puerto Rican community.


Migrants hope to work legally in Panama, but some jobs are off-limits

PANAMA CITY, Panama – The nation of Panama reserves 56 professions for citizens only, leaving otherwise qualified migrants struggling to find legal employment.


Coconino official joins plea for continued federal support of rural counties

WASHINGTON - Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta urged federal officials Wednesday to honor their commitments to fund rural counties, where increased demand for services from COVID-19 comes "at a time when we are stretched very thin to provide them."


Latinos criticize lack of prominent roles at Democratic convention

WASHINGTON - Hispanic Democrats are upset with what they see as a failure to adequately feature Latinos in the just-ended Democratic National Convention, but Biden campaign officials claim it was the "most diverse national political convention in history."


COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey extends eviction moratorium until Oct. 31

PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey extended his moratorium, which was slated to expire next week, a change lawmakers and housing advocates had lobbied for to avoid a surge in homelessness.


Rise in homelessness feared after eviction moratorium ends

PHOENIX – School districts make plans to reopen or go remote, an Arizona teacher dies after working remotely with other teachers, and other headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.


Tucson officials rally behind police chief, reject resignation after in-custody death

PHOENIX - Tucson officials turned down Police Chief Chris Magnus' tendered resignation this week after city officials, and even the family of a man who died in police custody, rallied behind the chief.