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Repeated Trump, Pence visits cement Arizona’s status as a battleground

WASHINGTON - If there was any doubt that Arizona will be a battleground in this fall's presidential election, a look at the travel itineraries this week of the first and second families should clear it up, with a Trump or a Pence in the state four of five days.


Affirmative action on California’s ballot again, echoing Arizona’s debate in 2010

Affirmative action is on the ballot in California in 2020, and every professional sports team in Northern California recently endorsed Proposition 16.


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.


Judge halts plan to end census early, as Arizona, tribal responses lag

WASHINGTON - A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Census Bureau plan to end its counting a month earlier than planned, ruling in a suit joined last week by the Navajo Nation and Gila River Indian Community.


Arizona bars reopen amid COVID-19 guidelines

PHOENIX – Arizona bars reopened after the state health department released a report showing moderate community spread of COVID-19 in most counties. Three bars had liquor licenses yanked.


‘Hit twice as hard’: Children with disabilities face onslaught of challenges

Children with disabilities are more likely to enter the juvenile justice system because of harsh school disciplinary practices.


‘A disjointed system’: Policing policies fuel criminalization of youth

After decades of police reform, kids of color are still vastly overrepresented in arrests and police use of force.


A convention without convening: Democrats open virtual nominating event

PHOENIX - Tucson Democrat Hope Busto-Keyes has been to political conventions before, but never to one like the Democratic National Convention that kicked off Monday - faced with the threat of COVID-19, the convention has shifted almost entirely online.


Hispanic Democrats identify Arizona as a battleground state in 2020 elections

WASHINGTON - Arizona was identified as one of six battleground states for this fall's election, a status that state Democrats said has been 10 years in the making. The comments came at a forum of Hispanic lawmakers on the first day of the Democratic National Convention.

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ASU study: ‘Team Kids’ may improve perception of police through cop-kid activities

PHOENIX - Racial differences in the perceptions of police legitimacy begin in childhood, but they may be improved by programs like Team Kids Challenge, where police and kids interact in non-confrontational settings, a recent study found.


Colorado’s abandonment list incentivizes water users to take share, exemplifies complex policies

“Use it or lose it.” That saying is at the heart of how water is managed in the Western U.S. Laws that govern water incentivize users to always take their full share from rivers and streams, or risk the state taking it from them.


Navajo ‘Water Warrior’ drives miles during COVID to deliver to those in need

PHOENIX – Water is a precious commodity in rural Native American communities like the Navajo Nation, where a virus that requires good hygiene has taken an especially heavy toll. One man is looking to help, by delivering barrels of water to those in need.