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DHS halts DACA applications, shortens renewals as program is ‘reconsidered’

PHOENIX - The Trump administration said it will stop accepting new DACA applications and will limit renewals to one year while it undertakes a "full reconsideration" of the policy - a move critics called little more than a ruse to renew efforts to kill the program.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey stays the course despite intense criticism he hasn’t done enough

PHOENIX – From presidential hopeful Joe Biden to Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Ducey has faced stark opposition to his choice to refrain from imposing statewide safety measures to combat COVID-19.


Community groups step in to provide immigrants COVID testing, relief

PHOENIX – Congress has provided medical and financial relief to millions of Americans dealing with COVID-19, but many immigrants are excluded – leaving advocacy groups to provide economic, medical and emotional support.


DACA recipients still can renew despite closure of citizenship offices nationwide

PHOENIX – Days after closing down all of it's offices, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service issued a statement saying the agency would reuse previously submitted biometric data to process certain work authorization applications, including those Dreamers need as part of their renewal process.

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‘Fighter from day one’: Tracy Cortez’s toughness leads her to UFC

SCOTTSDALE – Tracy Cortez was always tough. She took that no-nonsense approach and landed in the UFC.


Arizonans have hand in, eyes on this week’s Supreme Court DACA hearing

WASHINGTON - Yazmin Irazoqui-Ruiz and Reyna Montoya will be watching as the Supreme Court considers the fate of DACA Tuesday. The two Arizona DACA recipients were cited in the dozens of brief filed in the case, including opposing briefs from the state and from Arizona advocacy groups.


‘It brings flashbacks’: Hurricane Dorian devastation call to action for Suns’ Ayton

PHOENIX – Deandre Ayton donated $100,000 to the Bahamas in Hurricane Dorian relief efforts along with supplies and money collected from an item donation drive at a local Fry’s Food Stores.


7-year-old girl dies crossing border; authorities blame smugglers

TUCSON – Federal agents found the body of a 7-year-old girl near the Arizona-Mexico border Wednesday morning


Henry Cejudo reflects on Maryvale roots as he prepares for UFC championship bout

PHOENIX – As Henry Cejudo prepares for his fight against Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight championship at UFC 238, he thinks back to his roots in Maryvale.


Proposed budget cuts for Special Olympics concern those who could be impacted in Arizona

PHOENIX – With news of a budget proposal that calls for eliminating funding for the Special Olympics, those in Arizona who could be impacted by the cuts express concern.


ASU’s second straight NCAA Tournament appearance filled with entertaining storylines

ASU has made the NCAA Tournament in back-to-back years for the first time since 1980 and 1981.


Pentagon more than doubles active-duty troops deployed to border

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department will send an additional 3,750 active-duty troops to the southern border to string razor wire help with surveillance, bringing the number of soldiers supporting Customs and Border Protection officers to 4,350.