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Maricopa County agencies push to spend federal relief funds on affordable housing

PHOENIX – Maricopa County received more than $2.2 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds that are available to help metro Phoenix end homelessness.


Attorneys waive fees to prepare name-change petitions for LGBTQ+ community

PHOENIX – In June, attorney Daniel Riley started pro bono name changes for trans and nonbinary people. “It gives them the power to decide who, when and where they're going to share their story,” he said.


Advocates: Affordable Care Act here to stay, as more Arizonans enroll

WASHINGTON - Arizona advocates are breathing "a sigh of relief" this week after the Supreme Court again refused to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, a decision that should preserve the health care program for at least several years.


‘It was an open country’: Gadsden resident reflects on life along the border

YUMA – Louie Gradias of Gadsden has witnessed the drastic evolution of the southern border over his 79 years and has many stories to tell.


How a recruiting ploy became a durable bond between Sun Devil wrestlers

When ASU wrestler Cohlton Schultz was dealt the unthinkable, his first friend on the team, Chad Porter, was there for him in a way no one else could be.

ASU wrestler Cohlton Schultz won this match against Gannon Gremmel.

Arizonans will be watching closely when Supreme Court takes up ACA

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act - again - in a case advocates say could affect health coverage for up to 233,000 Arizonans if the law is overturned. Arizona is part of the suit trying to reverse the law.


Dodgers host postseason drive-ins for fans during World Series games against Rays

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers have opened the gates of Dodgers Stadium and their parking lot for fans to watch them play in the postseason in a socially distanced way of a drive-in watch party.


Arizona nonprofits boost aid to help refugees deal with the pandemic

Refugees in Arizona receive grants, loans, care packages and other resources to help combat the hardships of COVID-19.


Youth of color disproportionately represented in the justice system

Youth across the country commit the same types of crime, but disparities affecting young people of color have continued to grow.


No pressing the flesh, but candidates learn to campaign under COVID-19

TEMPE - Faced with the stay-home orders and social distancing of COVID-19, candidates have suspended rallies and in-person campaigning, have staffers working from home and are scrambling to find ways to reach voters while competing for donations and media attention in the face of a pandemic.


‘Better safe than sorry’: Athletes react to loss of NCAA winter and spring sports to COVID-19

LOS ANGELES – The NCAA’s decision to cancel all sports because of COVID-19 has left athletes missing their sport.


In era of COVID-19, virtual reality could change how world plays, consumes sports

PHOENIX – Virtual reality could provide fans and spectators with experiences previously thought only possible at in-person events.