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No average Guy: Apache Junction football player remembered for drive, compassion

PHOENIX – Stage 4 melanoma took the life of Apache Junction football player Alex Guy but his legacy lives on.


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.


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.


Neither youth nor pandemic can stop Xavier girls golf from winning 37th state title

TUCSON – The Xavier Prep Gators held off the Pinnacle Pioneers by three strokes to take home the Division I girls golf state title.


‘She couldn’t get her head above water’: Pandemic adds to challenges for family caregivers

PHOENIX – More than 50 million caregivers in the U.S. help loved ones with dementia or other ailments. It’s a grueling job anytime, but with support programs closed, the pandemic is taking an extra toll.


Former ASU softball star Macha knows thing or two about curveballs, and COVID-19 threw one

CHANDLER - Breanna Macha, who pitched at Red Mountain High and ASU, left her job as New Mexico’s pitching coach due to COVID-19, and reinvited herself.


Xavier, Pinnacle girls golf teams set to battle for State Preview title

Xavier and Pinnacle will be among the top girls golf programs competing in the State Preview invitational tournament, a week ahead of the state championships.


Groups mount ‘all hands’ push to count people with Census cut short

WASHINGTON - Arizona advocacy groups mounted an "all hands on deck" push to boost last-minute census response rates after the Census Bureau announced plans to end the 2020 census count Thursday, two weeks earlier than expected.


Supreme Court’s Census ruling a ‘bitter pill’ to tribes, advocates

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court Tuesday said the Census Bureau can stop its count of the population, a blow to tribal leaders and local advocates for underrepresented communities in Arizona who said they would be hit hardest by an undercount.


Proposition 208 proposes income surtax on high earners to fund education

Proposition 208 proposes a 3.5% income tax raise to increase funding for teachers, support staff and education programs.


California will allow former inmates to have records expunged so they can fight fires

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law legislation that will give inmates who worked in fire camps the chance to apply to have their records expunged immediately after they are released from custody.


Critics: Feds reopened tribal schools without asking or advising tribes

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers and tribal leaders berated the Bureau of Indian Education on Thursday for a school reopening plan that prioritizes in-person learning, despite tribes' opposition to the plan in the face of COVID-19 health concerns.