Social Justice

Cities, police brace for possible unrest after heated election

WASHINGTON - National and local law enforcement agencies are preparing to respond in case civil disturbances break out after Tuesday's elections, which experts fear may have a "different venue for challenging election results, namely in the streets."


As corporate America responds to racism, some firms vow to address health disparities

As corporate America refocuses on racial equity after the death of George Floyd ignited nationwide protests against racial injustice, some firms are pledging to help remedy health disparities in communities of color


7 common mistakes to avoid when voting (no, don’t mail that ballot)

PHOENIX – Voters tend to overlook a few things when filling out ballots. Common mistakes are waiting too late to mail the ballot, using a fake drop box, missing or mismatched signatures, overvoting and using the wrong color ink.


The problem with plastics: Production outpacing efforts to keep it out of rivers, oceans

Arizona State is part of a monumental international study showing how our addiction to plastic is choking the planet’s oceans and waterways.


Separate and unequal: Pay gap affects women, minorities, families

PHOENIX – Women across the U.S. experience a pay gap that varies based on their location, job or race. The Arizona pay gap is 3 cents less than the national average, but it widens based on demographics and industry.


Black advocates spotlight uneven rates of food allergies in children

Across the U.S., Black advocates are working to combat food allergy disparities in children of color and push for action to help.


Friday is deadline to request mail ballot, arrange for remote voting from hospitals, nursing homes

PHOENIX – Friday at 5 p.m. is the deadline to request a ballot-by-mail or a special election board for voters in hospitals and nursing homes.


‘I need to learn’: Phoenix Rising FC reinstates coach Rick Schantz

PHOENIX - Phoenix Rising reinstates coach Rich Schantz, who apologizes and receives vote of support from Collin Martin.


Out of respect for LGBTQ community, Rising will relinquish home field if they advance to final

PHOENIX – If Phoenix Rising FC wins on Saturday, it said it will relinquish home field advantage for the USL Championship Final out of respect for the LGBTQ community.


Trailblazing Pac-12 shows the way on diversity among head coaches

NCAA Division I Football is deficient when it comes to Black head coaches.


Giles joins mayors questioning reliability of shortened census count

WASHINGTON - Mesa Mayor John Giles joined mayors from around the country Monday questioning the reliability of the just-ended census and demanding that the Census Bureau be given more time to verify its count of the U.S. population.


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.