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28 paintings highlight famous – and less familiar – figures in Black history

PHOENIX – Twenty-eight murals and other paintings in central Phoenix honor Black History Month. The art showcases icons and less familiar faces.


House passes LGBTQ rights bill; critics say it tramples religious rights

WASJHINGTON - The House voted Thursday to expand civil rights protections to include sexual orientation, gender identity and pregnancy, a move supporters said will grant those groups "the full equality under the law they deserve."


Lost jobs and rising hunger: St. Mary’s Food Bank shifts gears during COVID-19

PHOENIX – Many people who used to donate to St. Mary’s Food Bank are on the receiving end as job losses increase. The food bank has expanded assistance and added new safety protocols to distribute food.


Supreme Court halts hearings on Trump border cases after Biden reversals

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court postponed upcoming hearings on two Trump administration immigration policies Wednesday, after both had been reversed on the first day of President Joe Biden’s term.


Medical schools face calls for more change as states declare racism a threat to public health

PHOENIX – As states declare racism a public health crisis and launch efforts to address institutional racism, experts are looking to medical schools to combat disparities in health care.


The other pandemic: Loneliness widespread with the loss of social connections

PHOENIX – Behavioral scientists say people suffer when their desire for belongingness is not met, and they feel they have become a burden to those around them. Both of these feelings have been amplified during COVID-19.


Cherokee Trail of Tears just one of many forced removals of Eastern tribes to Oklahoma

WASHINGTON – The Trail of Tears, the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation to Oklahoma, was one of the most inhumane policy implementations in American history – but it was not an isolated incident.


‘Divas’ and suckers: The fight to save endangered Colorado River fish

Dams throughout the Colorado River watershed create barriers and alter flows that make life harder for native fish. For decades, millions of dollars have been spent on recovering the river’s fish species on the brink of extinction.


Monday Morning Sun Devil: ASU rout in Territorial Cup reflects state of program

PHOENIX – Arizona State’s rout in Territorial Cup shows why ASU made the right decision when it thought outside the box and plucked Herm Edwards from ESPN.


Transgender patients face uphill battle for care amid discrimination, doctor shortage

PHOENIX – The estimated 1.4 million adults in the United States who identify as transgender face numerous obstacles when seeking health care.


Gilbert’s Made With Love Market reopens, brings together small business owners

GILBERT – The Made With Love Market made a comeback since shutting down back in February and remain optimistic with the upcoming holiday season.


Food banks receive government help to fill bellies during holidays

PHOENIX – St. Mary’s Food Bank and Local First Arizona partner with local governments to provide meals to those in need this holiday season.