A silver boon: Lute Olson gave Arizona a championship, Tucson an identity

PHOENIX – He went to 23 NCAA Tournaments in 24 seasons. He gave the University of Arizona its only men's basketball national championship. Lute Olson was may things to many people – coach, friend, father, grandfather – but among his greatest accomplishments was giving the city of Tucson an identity.


‘Hit twice as hard’: Children with disabilities face onslaught of challenges

Children with disabilities are more likely to enter the juvenile justice system because of harsh school disciplinary practices.


COVID-19 work-arounds are silver linings for homeless programs

New initiatives to protect the homeless from COVID-19 are the pandemic’s silver lining, providing a roadmap for better medical care, addiction treatment and housing.


Phoenix march organizers echo themes of massive D.C. anti-racism rally

WASHINGTON - As tens of thousands gathered in Washington Friday for the "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" anti-racism rally, organizers in Phoenix were preparing for their own "solidarity march" to protect police violence and recommit to Martin Luther King's ideals.


Kayla Mueller’s parents at RNC praise Trump, remember slain daughter

WASHINGTON - When the White House asked Carl and Marsha Mueller if they wanted to speak at the Republican National Convention, the Prescott couple jumped at the opportunity to speak about "Kayla and how much more we felt helped by this administration."


Loyalty points: Ducey heads to White House for Trump acceptance speech

WASHINGTON - Most Republicans watched President Donald Trump's acceptance speech from their couches but Gov. Doug Ducey watched from the South Lawn of the White House, the latest example of Ducey's increasingly cozy relationship with the administration.


To reach freedom, migrants risk Panama’s Darién Gap, the most dangerous jungle in the world

Desperate migrants from across the globe are increasingly braving Panama’s Darién Gap – considered the most dangerous jungle in the world.


Diamondbacks, Mercury postpone games in reaction to Blake shooting; Councilman DiCiccio rips NBA

PHOENIX – The shooting of Jacob Blake led to protests around the country, including Arizona, where the Mercury and Cardinals postponed events.


Homeless people in rural America struggle to find help

Homeless people in rural areas are vulnerable to COVID-19 because of health disparities and lack of access to medical care. And with schools closed, homeless students struggle with food security and internet access.


Patchwork education system in juvenile centers often falls short

The lack of consistent and uniform policies, along with a lack of data, conceal how – or if – young people learn in detention facilities.


USCIS delays furloughs with ‘drastic cuts’ that sharply reduce service

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it is making "drastic cuts" that will affect all agency services, including naturalizations, in order to avoid furloughs of nearly 70% of its workforce at the end of this month.


Appeals exhausted, Navajo double-killer executed despite tribe’s objections

WASHINGTON - Lezmond Mitchell on Wednesday became the first Native American in modern history to be executed by the federal government over the objections of a tribal government for a crime committed between Native Americans on tribal land.