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Navajo drives unite two goals: COVID-19 relief and upping census participation

The Navajo Nation is holding relief drives across the reservation to gather COVID relief supplies and signing residents up for the census.


Court says House can sue White House over funds diverted to border wall

WASHINGTON - Critics of the Trump administration's border wall on Monday welcomed a court ruling that breathed new life into a congressional lawsuit challenging the White House's decision to divert funds to the project from other agencies.


USCIS scrambles to resume naturalizations after COVID-19, budget cuts

WASHINGTON - After 15 years in the U.S., Perla Macias dreamed of the day when she would become a citizen - but her dream was delayed six months this year as COVID-19, then budget cuts, hit U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' ability to deliver services.


Arizona poverty rate continued fall in 2019, still topped national rate

WASHINGTON - The poverty rate in Arizona fell for the eighth straight year in 2019, to 13.5%, but while advocates welcomed that as "great news" they also cautioned that the state's economic gains were not shared equally by all Arizonans.


Heat, smoke, pandemic: Dangers multiply for farmworkers in 2020

LOS ANGELES – The race to deliver fresh foods during peak harvest season means farmworkers are facing the threats of climate change acceleration and COVID-19.


‘A lot of differences’: Experts address health disparities among Asian American subgroups

Health disparities in Asian Americans too often are overlooked because research and data consider this demographic to be a monolith. But experts note how disparities come into focus when examined by country of origin.


Alone among Democrats, Sinema stays silent on GOP Supreme Court push

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is the only Senate Democrat who has not come out against President Donald Trump's plan to quickly replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a pick many say should wait until after the election.


‘It’s about humanity’: Vigil honors Dion Johnson, other Black victims of police violence

PHOENIX – More than a hundred people gathered outside Phoenix City Hall for a peaceful candlelight vigil to honor the lost lives of Breonna Taylor, Dion Johnson and all Black lives lost to police violence. The vigil was also held to protest the lack of charges filed against the officers responsible for the deaths.


Action on missing, murdered women legislation caps years of advocacy

WASHINGTON - Native American advocates and families have worked for years to draw attention to Indian Country's epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women. The federal government finally passed legislation that could help do something about it.


With clock ticking – and state lagging – Census court fight continues

WASHINGTON - A see-saw legal battle over the 2020 Census continued Friday, with the government pushing to end the count in just five days while local governments, including two Arizona tribes, hoped to extend it to Oct. 31.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey says state will remain open, prepare for fall

Ducey attributed an expected rise in cases to better testing, while the Navajo Nation locks down to prevent an outbreak and student mental health raises concerns across the Grand Canyon State.


‘Very real’: Mental health issues spike in high school athletes due to lack of sports, study shows

PHOENIX - The continuous uncertainty of the pandemic has brought along an increase in anxiety and depression among high school athletes.