From stilettos to sneakers, center offers LGBTQ youth gender-affirming clothes
PHOENIX - One-n-Ten, a Phoenix nonprofit collects and gives away gender-affirming clothes for free. Hundreds of items, including underwear, socks, binders, drag and job-interview clothes are among the offerings.
Homing Project plans Pallet shelters to address Tucson’s growing homeless population
TUCSON — The Homing Project is one of two nonprofit organizations in Tucson trying to address a growing unhoused population that is affecting cities across the state. The organization plans to construct a small village of 64- or 100-square-foot shelters that can be assembled in a matter of hours.
‘Other’ no more: Census change could add MENA, Latino categories, more
WASHINGTON - The Census Bureau may change how it asks about race and ethnicity, a shift that could end what one advocate called the "painful irony" of Native Americans, Latinos and those of Middle Eastern or North African descent having to identify as white or "other."
No more silence: Boarding school survivor Anita Yellowhair shares her story, over 60 years later
Anita Yellowhair is a Navajo woman and a boarding school survivor. Yellowhair left her home and family in 1950, stripped of her identity and forced to assimilate into American culture alongside other Indigenous children.
Proyecto de ley podría ampliar cobertura de implantes cocleares en Medicaid estatal
PHOENIX – El Senado de Arizona aprobó el proyecto de ley SB 1017, el cual tiene como objetivo ampliar la cobertura de implantes cocleares para adultos a través de AHCCCS. Los defensores dicen que tendría un impacto positivo en las personas que son sordas o tienen dificultades auditivas. El proyecto de ley ahora se está leyendo en la Cámara.
‘Pensé que iba a estar con nosotros para siempre’: Programas de vivienda buscan cerrar la brecha para personas con autismo
PHOENIX - Un informe del Análisis del Mercado de Viviendas de Greater Phoenix muestra que la falta de atención dada a las personas con autismo o que son neurodivergentes dificulta su salida de la pobreza.
Arizona Senate bill could expand cochlear implant state Medicaid coverage
PHOENIX – The Arizona Senate has passed SB 1017, which aims to expand coverage of cochlear implants for adults through AHCCCS. Advocates say it would have a positive impact on people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The bill is now being read in the House.
El estado comienza a eliminar a miles de personas de Medicaid, enviándolos a otro tipo de atención médica
WASHINGTON – Arizona comenzó este mes a eliminar personas de las listas de Medicaid auamentadas por la pandemia, un proceso que podría terminar sacando del plan a más de 600,000 personas, dijeron funcionarios de salud y defensores.
Diamondbacks open Chase Field with early optimism to start 2023 season: ‘Good things are on the way’
PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks have one of the toughest April schedules in Major League Baseball. Finishing 3-3 after a six-game road trip to open the regular season, the Diamondbacks return to host the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers.
Blades of glory: Wrestling sisters have big dreams, including Olympics
TEMPE – The Blades sisters committed to ASU, a school that doesn’t recognize Division 1 women's wrestling, but that doesn’t mean they no longer are competing.
Unmistakable rhythm of cumbia music grows louder in Phoenix as local DJ duo and fusion band work to create thriving scene
It’s an unmistakable rhythm that catches you by the ear and doesn’t let go. It’s the booming heart of Latin music and dance known as cumbia, and it’s a form of Latin culture that local DJ duo, Vinyl Vagos, and a cumbia fusion band known as Las Calakas are cultivating in Phoenix.
Gas guzzler: Gas prices jump in Arizona to $4+ and rising
PHOENIX – Gas prices have been steadily increasing in Arizona since March. AAA’s gas prices markers show the average price per gallon in Arizona on Monday was 79 cents higher than the national average.