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Female inmate firefighters build character but often can’t use fire skills after release

PHOENIX – Incarcerated firefighters have battled blazes since the 1980s, for less pay and diminished chances of becoming firefighters after release. But that could be changing.


Ajo group bands together to fight food insecurity during COVID-19

AJO – When COVID-19 crashed the food systems in Ajo and the nearby Tohono O’odham Nation, locals stepped in to fill the gap. After the shelves of the town’s lone grocery store were picked bare in April, one nonprofit transformed a cafe into a de facto food pantry.


‘It’s creating a new normal’: A Navajo school district and its students fight to overcome amid COVID-19

PIÑON – Even in the best of times, Native American K-12 students have faced an uphill battle to getting a high school diploma. Now COVID has brought new challenges, but one district is doing everything it can to help its students persevere.


Low and slow: Car clubs celebrate unique lowrider culture of the Southwest

SAN DIEGO – San Diego’s Day at the Bay showcase wows audiences with lowriders from car clubs across the Southwest.


Pack your patience, check your car and take it slow for holiday travel in Arizona

PHOENIX – Police and travel experts are prepared for the rush of holiday travelers on the road from November to January.


Breaking into construction: How an ADOT program attracts women and minorities

MIAMI – A program from ADOT, the Arizona Department of Transportation, is helping women and minorities gain the skills they need to get jobs in the construction industry.


Election Day: Results roll in, voters share their stories

PHOENIX – Cronkite News reporters fan out across the state to share stories from Election Day. Find election results and voter experiences.


Election Day starts with ‘bumps’ and ends with long voting lines in Maricopa County

PHOENIX — Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes said the election system faced some hiccups during voting Tuesday, and some voters had to deal with long waits, technical snafus and closed polling locations.


Historic Phoenix restaurants are rare but leave lasting impacts

PHOENIX – Sing High Chop Suey House served its last meal after 90 years in downtown Phoenix, joining other longtime restaurants that closed recently, taking customers’ memories with them.


Trump rallies Mesa crowd to support Republican McSally in tight Senate race

MESA – President Donald Trump told a crowd of thousands in a Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport hangar Friday night that a vote for U.S. Senate candidate Martha McSally would be the "second-best vote you ever cast." The greatest vote was for him, he said.


Phoenix takes steps toward a more pedestrian friendly downtown

PHOENIX – Phoenix widened sidewalks and narrowed the street on a block in downtown Phoenix in an effort to attract pedestrians and boost business.


Choreographer shows power of street dance activism

PHOENIX — Dance has long been considered a physical form of socialization and fun.

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