Biden issues order on abortion rights along with call to action by voters

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden issued an executive order Friday aimed at protecting abortion access, even as he called on voters to turn out this fall and "reclaim the rights … taken from them" by the Supreme Court.


Arizona back in court – again – as feds sue over tough voter ID law

WASHINGTON - Voting rights advocates on Wednesday welcomed the Justice Department's decision to sue over Arizona's strict new voter ID law that federal officials called a "textbook violation of the National Voter Registration Act."


‘I’m terrified I might be here forever’: White House confirms Brittney Griner’s letter to Biden

LOS ANGELES – Brittney Griner’s wife Cherelle and the White House reacted to letter that the Phoenix Mercury star sent to President Joe Biden.


New Museum of the American Latino has first exhibit in Smithsonian space

WASHINGTON - "¡Presente!" opened last month in the National Museum of American History in Washington, the first exhibit by what will eventually become the National Museum of the American Latino - approved in 2020, but still years from opening a standalone museum.


New Phoenix shelter is more than a one-night stop for people experiencing homelessness

PHOENIX – A new Phoenix shelter, run by St. Vincent de Paul and funded by the city and Maricopa County, offers people experiencing homelessness more than just an overnight bed. It’s designed to give people a stable transitional situation, three meals a day and case managers to help them find permanent housing.


‘We are ready to receive you’: Blue states prepare for influx of patients seeking abortion care

PHOENIX – Health care clinics in California, New Mexico, Colorado, Washington and other states are preparing to become “safe havens” for pregnant people living in states where abortion is restricted or banned, like Arizona.


Supreme Court says ‘remain in Mexico’ policy for asylum seekers can end

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Thursday said the Biden administration can terminate a Trump-era policy that let the U.S. turn away asylum seekers at the southern border and force them to wait in Mexico for their court proceedings.


School lunch program, a ‘game changer’ for kids, gets last-minute reprieve

WASHINGTON - A pandemic-era program that greatly expanded access to school lunches won a last-minute extension through the summer, "fantastic" news for the tens of thousands of Arizona kids who have relied on those meals, advocates said.


Angel City FC’s recent charter flight suggests NWSL prioritizing athlete well-being

LOS ANGELES – The NWSL emerged 16 years after the WNBA and is already ahead in terms of equality, its players say. The women’s soccer league is the first to have an airline sponsor and is allowing team to charter flights if they choose to do so.


Rent hikes, downtown boom spur gentrification of older Tucson neighborhoods

TUCSON - Rents are rising all over the country, but Tucson, once a sleepy, affordable city, has seen a particularly painful spike. And with rising prices, gentrification is pushing people out of neighborhoods that once were affordable.


Arizona providers, regulators can’t agree on abortion law after Dobbs

The Supreme Court decision Friday to eliminate a constitutional right to an abortion has "unleashed chaos" for abortion providers in Arizona, where there is little agreement on where the law stands now.


‘Immense suffering’: After Roe, groups focus on how to help pregnant people

Activists and organizations on both sides of the abortion debate are figuring out how best to help pregnant people after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 ruling that had legalized abortion.

woman holding "abortion equals healthcare" protest sign in crowd