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As polls show him trailing in Arizona, Trump stops in Phoenix to woo Latino voters

PHOENIX – In a matter of days, both the Trump and Biden campaigns have sought to win over a key demographic that could make or break the November election: Hispanic voters.


House panel told deaths of children in CBP custody could have been prevented

PHOENIX - Medical experts told members of Congress Wednesday that the deaths of two children in Customs and Border Protection custody could have been prevented, but called the deaths "symptoms of a more extensive system that requires much improvement."


Turf wars: Despite its benefits, artificial grass still raises questions about injuries to athletes

PHOENIX – Although artificial turf has greatly improved since its introduction in the 1960s, studies suggest it is still likely to cause more injuries among athletes than its more expensive counterpart: natural grass.


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.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Some restaurants close again, masks in public remain optional despite rise in cases

PHOENIX – Despite a steady rise in cases and several business closures due to the pandemic, Gov. Doug Ducey has not required Arizonans to wear masks in public.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Social distancing, face masks may be flattening curve of hospitalizations

PHOENIX – Ducey announces students in rural communities will receive 200 internet hotspots, a Page man allegedly urged violence against Navajos, and other updates on how COVID-19 is affecting Arizona.


Pro-refugee resolution passes Arizona Senate after push from local activists

PHOENIX – A state resolution praising refugee contributions in Arizona was passed in the Senate after a full day of lobbying from local activists. A similar resolution awaits a vote in the House.


Loosely knit organizations along U.S.-Mexico border support deported vets

TIJUANA, Baja California, Mexico – U.S. veterans deported to Mexico find resources with the Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana, run by Hector Barajas-Varela, who joined the U.S. Army at age 17.


Thanksgiving travelers told to expect record-breaking passenger numbers

WASHINGTON - A total of 55 million people are expected to travel over the 12-day Thanksgiving travel season, with 31.6 million of them taking to the skies, both increases over last year. Busiest will be the day before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after - which could set a one-day record of 3.1 million fliers.

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Advocates worry as ‘domestic violence green cards’ get greater scrutiny

WASHINGTON - Applications for "domestic violence green cards" have risen steadily since the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, but the percentage flagged as possibly fraudulent has risen even faster. But advocates say greater attention does not mean more problems.


West Nile virus at record high, leads to 16 deaths in Arizona

PHOENIX – The West Nile virus is at a record high in Arizona, with 156 cases so far this year, according to AZDHS. State health reports said that, by late September, 16 people have died.


Phoenix business owner says SBA can do more to help small firms launch

WASHINGTON - A Phoenix business owner told House members Wednesday that the Small Business Administration is doing a better job of giving minority-owned, small businesses a leg up, but that the agency still needs to improve. The commen