African American Reconstruction teams with pro sports organizations to empower Black community

PHOENIX – African American Reconstruction, a nonprofit organization that looks to tackle issues and educate people within the Black community, has partnered with professional sports teams to help its mission.

‘These are people, too’: Nonprofit helps ex-inmates get health care

PHOENIX – Nonprofits like one in Texas and Arizona’s Prescott Valley are helping the formerly incarcerated start again. One primary goal: Ensure they have access to the health care they need, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ukrainian official details horrors of Russian invasion, asks Arizona lawmakers for help

PHOENIX – Dmytro Kushneruk, the consul general of Ukraine in San Francisco, detailed the horrors of war in Ukraine and asked for assistance for citizens of the country during a special joint session of the Arizona Legislature.

State sets May execution, first since botched lethal injection in 2014

WASHINGTON - The Arizona Supreme Court set May 11 as the execution date for Clarence Dixon, a rapist and murderer who would become the first inmate put to death in Arizona since a badly botched lethal injection in 2014.

Los Angeles residents step up to help displaced Ukrainians and fighters at the front

LOS ANGELES – Ukrainian volunteers and L.A.-area firefighters loaded much needed relief supplies to the people of war-torn Ukraine on Monday at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

COVID vaccines benefit pregnant people and their infants, studies show

PHOENIX - More studies are revealing the dangers pregnant people can face if they contract COVID-19 – as well as the protection that vaccines offer them and their infants.

The sky isn’t the limit: Flight program in Goodyear, pioneering pilot inspire diversity in aviation

GOODYEAR – As United Airlines’ United Aviate Academy trains a new generation of pilots, the Goodyear flight program and pilots of the past inspire diversity in aviation.

Court challenges come swiftly to voting law requiring proof of citizenship

WASHINGTON - It took less than a day for opponents to file multiple court challenges to a new Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship to vote, a measure almost identical to one rejected by the Supreme Court in 2013.

Bills affecting voting, transgender children and abortion signed by Ducey

Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law a number of bills on Wednesday, including a ban on transgender girls competing in school sports, changes in voter ID and outlawing abortions after 15 weeks.

Former UArizona athletes criticize NCAA over transgender swimmer

WASHINGTON - A letter claiming to represent former swimmers and divers from the University of Arizona urged the NCAA last week to “protect our women athletes,” after a transgender woman won a national swimming title.

Supreme Court to hear appeal of death-row inmate in death of Tucson cop

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear an Arizona death-row inmate's claim that he was wrongly denied the chance to tell jurors he would be ineligible for parole if they sentenced him to life instead of death.

Tuskegee Airmen, heralded Black aviators of WWII, honored at Luke Air Force Base

GLENDALE – The Arizona chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen gathered Monday at Luke Air Force Base for Arizona’s ninth annual celebration of the first Black aviators of the Army Air Corps during World War II.