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NASCAR Xfinity Series title contenders ponder chances at Phoenix Raceway

PHOENIX - Following one of the most competitive regular seasons in NASCAR Xfinity Series history, some top title contenders express their confidence in and concerns about the championship event at Phoenix Raceway.


Patchwork education system in juvenile centers often falls short

The lack of consistent and uniform policies, along with a lack of data, conceal how – or if – young people learn in detention facilities.


Migrants face life-threatening illnesses because of dirty water in Panamanian camps

BAJO CHIQUITO, Panama – For the hundreds of migrants in a Panamanian migrant camp, a nearby river provides their drinking water and bathwater – and serves as their toilet – leading to illness.


Two Arizona tribes, advocacy group join suits over EPA’s clean-water rule rollback

PHOENIX - Two Arizona tribes and a Phoenix-based advocacy group joined a pair of lawsuits this week to reverse a Trump administration clean-water rule that critics said would open the "vast majority of Arizona’s waterways" to pollution and degradation.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Gila River hotels, casinos close for two weeks after worker death

PHOENIX – Mask requirements are in development by city and county leaders, and other headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.


Benes, Garagiola Jr. reflect on Diamondbacks’ first franchise victory 22 years ago

PHOENIX – After opening their inaugural season with five straight losses, the Diamondbacks won the first game in franchise history, a home victory over the San Francisco Giants in 1998.


Clean energy produced on Navajo land could help power Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – With the recent closure of the coal-fired Navajo Generating Station, the Navajo leaders are looking to jump start the tribal economy by partnering with Los Angeles to bring clean energy to the second-largest U.S. city using resources on tribal land.


Knowledge of the Holocaust wanes for millennials, Gen Z

PHOENIX – Studies show that knowledge of the Holocaust is declining, even as anti-Semitism is on the rise and survivors mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Oskar Knoblauch has told his story of surviving the Krakow ghetto in Poland to hundreds of students and supports making Arizona the 13th state to mandate genocide education.


Report: Low pay makes disability caregivers a ‘workforce in crisis’

WASHINGTON - Arizona fared relatively well in a national report card on its care for people with developmental disabilities, but advocates fear those services are being threatened by low pay and high turnover rates for caregivers creating a "workforce in crisis" - in states across the country.


Ahead of ‘public charge’ change, advocates struggle to keep Hispanic families enrolled in benefits

PHOENIX – Advocates continue struggling to keep qualified Hispanic families enrolled in public programs like food stamps and cash assistance amid changes to the so-called public charge rule. The U.S. Supreme Court last month decided to let the rule take effect, and that happens on Feb. 24. It allows immigration officers to consider applicants’ use of public benefits, including Medicaid, in deciding to grant green cards, visas and changes in residency.


Court affirms two convictions in 2010 murder of Border Patrol agent

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Friday affirmed the convictions of two Mexican men in the 2010 murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed in a gun battle near Rio Rico.


Dodgeball for adults? Yes, and Phoenix is home to four of best players in country

PHOENIX – Four Arizona players are among the best dodgeball players in the country and are traveling across the world to compete.