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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.


Trump backers take their turn, crowding Washington streets in protest

WASHINGTON - Tens of thousands of people turned the streets of Washington into a sea of flags and banners Saturday, marching and chanting in support of an embattled President Donald Trump as his election chances falter.


Youth advocacy groups kept voters safe and informed on Election Day

LOS ANGELES – Young people stepped up on two fronts this Election Day: volunteering to replace older poll workers who feared exposure to COVID-19 and pushing more of their peers – an age group with historically low turnout – to register and vote.


Soldiering on: After layoff, guardsman wins ‘best warrior’ competition

WASHINGTON - Daniel D'Ippolito's situation was hardly unique he was laid off in March, one of thousands in Arizona who lost jobs to COVID-19. What he's done since is unique, becoming a national finalist in a grueling Army contest of skills and stamina.


Each Election Day, voters with disabilities combat barriers to cast ballots

PHOENIX – Some 38 million people with disabilities were eligible to vote in this year’s election, but they face unique challenges in ensuring their ballots get cast and counted.


Blue wave in the Grand Canyon State: Biden, Kelly projected winners as Arizona takes center stage in 2020

PHOENIX – Amid a pandemic that changed the way Americans live and vote, Joe Biden was called the winner over Donald Trump in Arizona, leading a blue wave that flipped the longtime Republic stronghold to a Democratic presidential candidate for only the second time since 1952.


Election updates: Voters defy COVID, misgivings to make their voices heard

Millions of Arizona residents have already voted in this swing state but people are showing up in person at polls around Arizona to vote for President Trump or Joe Biden for president, for or against Proposition 207 to legalize recreational marijuana and Prop 208 to fund education.


Arizona collegiate athletes speak out on importance of voting

Athletes at NAU, ASU and UArizona making voices heard about importance of voting


Halloween 2020: A different kind of mask, but just as scary this year

WASHINGTON - When health officials said Arizona residents could enjoy trick-or-treating this year if they found "various creative ways" to distribute candy during a pandemic, they may not have anticipated the creativity the day's fans would show to have their holiday.


Two-Time for a beer? Former NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip launches Arizona brewing company

PHOENIX - After the idea sparked in 2018, the Michael Waltrip Brewing Company has launched in Arizona with three different styles of beers and is looking to open a fully-operating brewery in Phoenix.


Ducey defends shift in guidelines for return to virtual schooling

WASHINGTON - The Ducey administration defended its decision Thursday to make it harder for Arizona schools to revert to virtual education, from in-person or hybrid schooling, in the face of surging COVID-19 cases.


U.S. House, District 8: Michael Muscato looks to revive economy, put people over party

Michael Muscato looks to disrupt what he sees as ineffective leadership as he vies for a seat representing the 8th Congressional District. Immigration, health care and climate change are among his campaign’s main focuses.