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Mothers, midwives and mortality: Why some Black women seek a holistic approach

Black women are up against staggering odds when it comes to infant mortality. Here’s how midwives are working to combat the statistics in an era of pandemic.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey stands firm on staying open, urges Arizonans to ‘do the right thing’

PHOENIX – Cases continue to spike, Navajo police officer funeral held and other headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.


Tokyo Olympics may be in jeopardy as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

LOS ANGELES – With the spread of COVID-19, which has killed more than 3,000 people worldwide, the 2020 Summer Games could be postponed or canceled.


‘Othered’: Coronavirus fears spur bias against Asian Americans

LOS ANGELES – Fears about the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus that’s affecting tens of thousands in China are motivating racism against Asian Americans in the U.S., where 13 cases but no deaths have been reported.


‘I carried my addiction into civilian life’

TIJUANA, Baja California, Mexico – Vietnam Veteran Richard Avila returned from Asia addicted to drugs and was discharged from the Marines after being arrested for drug possession. After many run-ins with the law, he was deported in 1996, but returned multiple times and eventually served three years in federal prison before being deported a final time.


Frank Lloyd Wright house, once listed for $2.6 million, sold at auction

PHOENIX – The Norman Lykes House, which is the last property Frank Lloyd Wright designed, was sold at auction for $1.7 million. Some of the most unique parts of the home are also the most sustainable.


Court: Woman injured by leaking breast implant cannot sue manufacturer

An appeals court said federal law protects the manufacturer of a leaking silicone breast implant that injured a Gold Canyon woman, who tried to sue the company for damages from the implants she received after a cancer diagnosis and double mastectomy.


Deferred action on DACA: Program lives on; advocates worry for how long

WASHINGTON - Two years after the Trump administration announced plans to kill Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the program still has a pulse - though advocates worry about how long that might last, and the Supreme Court could settle the question this fall.


Phoenix’s Champion schools reimagine the relationship between sports and education

PHOENIX – One Phoenix charter school is using involvement in sports and physical training to build up students in and out of class.


U.S. recyclers hope to upgrade infrastructure to end dependence on China

PHOENIX – A $2 trillion infrastructure bill died last spring, so the beleaguered U.S. recycling industry is seeking funds through EPA grants to states.


Arizona farmers can legally grow industrial hemp, but will they take the risk?

CASA GRANDE – Paco Ollerton, a third-generation cotton farmer, is carefully looking at growing industrial hemp – a crop that has attracted many with its environmentally friendly claims – this summer, as it will be legal to grow in the state May 31.


A long road: Opioid-addicted rural residents travel hundreds of miles to reach methadone clinics

MORENCI – Most of Arizona’s 12 methadone clinics are in the Phoenix area, leaving rural residents recovering from opioid use to travel miles for such treatment.