Editor’s Picks

Asylum seekers dropped off in towns that have few resources get help from nonprofits

SOMERTON – As the Biden administration eases restrictive policies, asylum seekers are being released in border towns with few resources for aid and support. In response, three nonprofits have formed the Arizona California Humanitarian Coalition.


High school hockey in desert flourishing despite lack of sanctioning by AIA

PHOENIX - Hockey is one of the few sports not sanctioned by the AIA, but it has managed to be successful. Much of that has to do with the Arizona High School Hockey Association.


Why this ‘radical librarian’ believes libraries, to address inequity, should keep buildings closed

Fobazi Ettarh believes reopening in-building library services to the public highlights disparities between the less fortunate and the well-off. Ettarch says it’s best to keep libraries closed to force a long-term solution.


With drug overdoses rising, leaders take action

PHOENIX – Amid record overdose deaths in the U.S., policymakers are proposing measures to expand treatment, reduce the chance of overdose and direct more funding to the problem.


‘I instantly knew he was dead’: Drug overdoses surge during pandemic, piling tragedy upon tragedy

TUCSON – While stay-at-home orders kept people safe from contracting COVID-19, home is where isolation and limited access to treatment fueled substance use disorders and led to a spike in overdose deaths.


Threats against state, congressional lawmakers jumped in recent years

WASHINGTON - Threats against members of Congress rose from 3,939 in 2017 to 4,500 in just the first three months of 2021, and threats are up against Arizona state lawmakers, too, evidence of a U.S. political divide that one researcher calls "incredibly dangerous."


Not just for the pros: Arizona high schools, colleges turning to baseball analytics, technology

PHOENIX – At the high school, junior college and Division I levels of baseball in Arizona, teams are beginning to use advanced technology to improve their players.


For Arizona’s Letuli, connection with Dodgers helped her with breast cancer battle

PEORIA – In December of 2016, Jessie Letuli was diagnosed with breast cancer. The Los Angeles Dodgers helped her get through it.


Arizonans with disabilities get COVID vaccinations, thanks to group effort

PHOENIX – Over 1,600 people got their first COVID-19 vaccinations at a recent event targeting individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.


Travel nurses, staffing industry pushed to the limits by COVID

PHOENIX – After more than a year of witnessing relentless death on the front lines, the critical workforce of travel nurses is burning out – with lasting repercussions on the health care industry.


California amusement parks reopen at 25% capacity with limits on out-of-state visitors

LOS ANGELES – Many theme parks in California have begun to reopen at limited capacity, but most only will admit state residents at first.


‘Bigger than he is’: Goligoski’s veteran leadership fueling fight through Coyotes’ playoff race

PHOENIX – Arizona Coyotes defenseman Alex Goligoski has turned the corner with an increase in offensive production while mentoring his young teammates during the Honda West Division postseason race.