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Fast food workers strike in LA, push for better pay and safety standards across industry

LOS ANGELES – The fight for safer working conditions and creating a minimum standard at fast food restaurants led to workers protesting outside several McDonald's restaurants in Los Angeles on Nov. 9.


Reopening of border after 20 months is both exciting and low key in Nogales

NOGALES – Nogales had a celebratory if low-key border reopening Monday, as people in cars and on foot crossed over from Mexico for the first time since March 2020, when COVID-19 prompted the U.S. to ban all nonessential travel.


Nogales businesses hope reopening the border will reverse losses suffered during pandemic

NOGALES – After 19 months, Nogales will reopen Monday to nonessential travelers from Mexico, giving the Arizona border city of 20,000 hope that life and the economy may return to pre-pandemic normal.


LGBTQ+ community excited, relieved that Phoenix Pride is back after COVID hiatus

PHOENIX – Phoenix Pride will hold its first large-scale, in-person festival since April 2019, and some LGBTQ+ community members hope it will provide an antidote to the isolation they have faced during the pandemic.


Win a World Series? Far-fetched joke becomes reality for young Diamondbacks franchise

PHOENIX – On November 4, 2001, the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the New York Yankees in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series. Diamondbacks executives reflect on the historic win 20 years later.


Media members recall ‘emotion’ of 2001 World Series

PHOENIX – The 2001 World Series featured the newly formed Arizona Diamondbacks and the well established New York Yankees. But for both sides, reporters had to frame coverage against the backdrop of a devastating terrorist attack just months earlier.


‘Magical’ season by Diamondbacks in 2001 still sparks fond memories for fans

PHOENIX – The 2001 World Series not only brought a championship to a D-Backs’ roster filled with veterans, it brought a championship to a hungry city that welcomed the club just four years earlier.


From expansion team to World Series winner: How Diamondbacks secured championship in just 4 seasons

PHOENIX – The Diamondbacks won the World Series in 2001, becoming the fastest expansion team to win a championship in history. How they did it can be traced back to the 1976 NBA Finals, where Jerry Colangelo learned a valuable lesson.


Arizona MMA fighters, past and present, headline Bellator 268

PHOENIX - Bellator 268 takes place Saturday at the Footprint Center and while the main event features two global names in Vadim Nemkov and Julius Anglickas, the card is filled with local Arizona talents, bringing a homecoming vibe to the Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix Semifinals.


Citizenship applications backlog leaves thousands with cases pending

WASHINGTON - More than 11,000 citizenship applications are pending in Arizona, some of the 907,424 cases pending across the U.S. this summer, more than twice the 2015 backlog. Federal offials blame the pandemic for the delays, but critics blame Trump-era agency cuts.


What’s in a name? Plenty for people honored in Hispanic Heritage Month

WASHINGTON - As Hispanic numbers and clout continue to grow in the U.S. and the state, so have the terms to describe people with roots in Spanish-speaking or Latin countries, with Latino, Hispanic and more becoming "a source of debate, and perhaps even friction sometimes."


Advocates spotlight an overlooked cause of maternal mortality: Deaths related to mental health

The national conversation around maternal mortality has served to spotlight preventable physical complications, but it often overlooks a leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths: conditions linked to behavioral health.