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Escasez de cuidadores a nivel nacional tensiona a las organizaciones y familias en todo el Valle

PHOENIX – La necesidad de cuidadores de salud familiares está en aumento, lo que hace que las familias busquen educación y soluciones mientras la escasez nacional de cuidadores continúa creciendo.

Kathleen Allen levanta pesas ligeras durante una actividad de ejercicio en el Centro de ReCreación de FSL el 13 de septiembre de 2023. Allen sufrió un aneurisma cerebral a los 22 años. Recibe cuidado diurno en el Centro de ReCreación cinco días a la semana. (Foto de Kevinjonah Paguio/Cronkite Noticias)

A national caregiver shortage strains organizations and families across the Valley

PHOENIX – The need for family caregivers is on the rise, leaving families looking for education and solutions as the national caregiver shortage continues to grow.

Kathleen Allen lifts light weights during an exercise activity at the FSL ReCreación Center on Sept. 13, 2023. Allen suffered a brain aneurysm at 22 years old. She receives day care five days a week. (Photo by Kevinjonah Paguio/Cronkite News)

Mahsa Amini honored in Scottsdale a year after dying in Iranian custody

SCOTTSDALE – The Arizona Persian Cultural Center hosted a memorial for Mahsa Amini a year after the Iranian protester died in custody of the morality police. People at the event advocated for action in the United States and change in Iran.

The Arizona Persian Cultural Center pays tribute to fallen Iranian protesters at a memorial event, which features artwork and speakers in Scottsdale on Sept. 16, 2023. (Photo by Sam Volante/Cronkite News)

One more hurdle: Former track standout, foster child aims to give back, change lives despite cancer diagnosis

PHOENIX – Bathsheba Adams, a former track star and founder of the nonprofit Eyes Like Mine, Inc., confronts a breast cancer diagnosis while continuing her mission to support foster families.

Bathsheba Adams, a former track athlete and founder of Eyes Like Mine, Inc., faces a breast cancer diagnosis with determination and hopes to return to her community service. (Photo courtesy of Bathsheba Adams)

One Snap Brotherhood: ASU’s offensive line sticks together despite injuries

TEMPE – The Sun Devils are decimated by injury, especially at offensive line. The brotherhood, however, is still strong.

ASU offensive lineman being interviewed.

As popularity of Premier League soccer teams grows in U.S., supporters flock to Phoenix pubs

PHOENIX – Premier League fans around Phoenix have created support groups for their favorite teams over the last decade, but for some, finding a bar to call their own has been a struggle.

Phoenix Desert Blues members watch the UEFA Champions League final at The Kettle Black Kitchen & Pub

Jobless rate is down, wages up, but not all is worth celebrating this Labor Day

WASHNGTON - Arizona's jobless rate is the lowest in decades, job openings are plentiful and salaries are inching up, all good news for workers on this Labor Day. While those gains are offset by nagging inflation, economists say the outlook for workers in Arizona is "relatively rosy,"

‘It kind of gave me chills’: Diamondbacks find perspective at elementary school during team’s hot streak

PHOENIX – The Diamondbacks, who have won 10 of their last 12, found perspective off the field. They hosted their Delivering Dreams Bus event at William T. Machan Elementary Thursday, with pitchers Zac Gallen and Scott McGough making appearances along with the team mascot.

Feds ease Colorado River cuts after positive forecast, but work remains

Federal officials are easing water restrictions after an unusually snowy winter in the mountains helped replenish the beleaguered river and its reservoirs and led to new Colorado River forecasts from the Bureau of Reclamation.

Student loan repayments will hit economy; how hard depends on who’s being hit

WASHINGTON - When federal student loan payments resume Oct. 1, they could pull $71 billion a year out of the economy, $5.3 billion from Arizona. The pain could be real for borrowers - about 880,000 in Arizona - but will present only a "modest headwind" to the overall economy.

Survey: Young Arizona voters more engaged, informed than earlier generations

WASHINGTON – Arizona's young voters, ages 18 to 29, may have been the state's most engaged youth electorate group ever, driven in 2022 by concerns about cost of living concerns and reproductive rights.

Students march along Arizona State University’s Palm Walk to encourage new and first-time voters in Maricopa County to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Tempe, Ariz. (Photo by Kiersten Edgett/Special for Cronkite News)

Open, targeted House seats drive fundraising as numerous hopefuls line up

WASHINGTON - Arizona may be a presidential and Senate election battleground in 2024, but some high-profile House races are also on tap. With a year to the primary, candidates have already raised $9.3 million, as targeted races and an open seat are attracting candidates.