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‘Visibility matters’: LGBTQ care coordinator aims to improve care for Phoenix-area veterans

PHOENIX – There are an estimated 1 million LGBTQ+ veterans in the U.S., many of whom are more likely to report chronic physical or mental health conditions. The Veterans Health Administration launched its LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator Program to address these disparities.

Ash Senter is the LGBTQ+ care coordinator at Phoenix’s Carl T. Hayden Veterans' Administration Medical Center. Senter, who is transgender and nonbinary, is a former Air Force reservist and a health psychologist who started as the Phoenix coordinator in January – and they’re excited about the changes they’ve seen. “Visibility matters,” Senter says. (Photo courtesy of Public Affairs Office/Phoenix VA)

See updates from Arizona voters and polling locations on Election Day

PHOENIX – Voters across Arizona headed to the polls to make their voices heard this midterm election. Their votes on candidate races and propositions will determine the future of Arizona. This year, tensions are high as Arizonans decide on a new governor as well as a U.S. senator, among other races.


Yoga for addiction recovery and mental health expands among care providers

Within the past decade, behavioral and mental health providers have adopted yoga as a supplemental treatment tool for addiction recovery. With overdose deaths up by 30% in 2020, people are turning to less traditional methods, like practicing yoga, to get and stay clean.


U.S. Senate: Libertarian Marc Victor’s philosophy is ‘live and let live’

Libertarian Marc Victor, who is running a longshot campaign for the U.S. Senate, calls himself a "live and let live guy." He started the “Live and Let Live Global Peace Movement,” which promotes freedom and prohibits aggression.

Marc Victor (Photo courtesy of Marc Victor)

Ghost in the machine? These rental cars are driven by remote control

LOS ANGELES – Anyone who sees this electric rental car whiz by might think it’s yet another self-driving test car. After all, there’s no one behind the wheel. But someone is driving the car – likely from several miles away. That’s what makes this business model stand apart from the many other self-driving vehicle operations.


Entrevista: Tragedia inspira a periodista a luchar por la prevención del suicidio

PHOENIX — Tras el suicidio de la madre de Laura Trujillo en el Gran Cañón, la periodista se embarcó en un viaje para entender lo que había pasado y encontrar maneras de ayudarse a sí misma — y ayudar a otros.


Q&A: Tragedy leads journalist to advocate for suicide prevention

PHOENIX – After Laura Trujillo’s mother died by suicide at the Grand Canyon, the journalist embarked on a journey to better understand what had happened and find ways to help herself – and others.


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.


Blinken urges young journalists to defend their craft – and themselves

LOS ANGELES – The ninth Summit of the Americas kicked off Tuesday night with remarks by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, but much of the discussion was on the safety of journalists in the Western Hemisphere and the growing mistrust of the news media.


A family affair: Arizona’s run in the Women’s College World Series points to a bright future

OKLAHOMA CITY – As the Arizona Wildcats advanced through the NCAA Tournament to reach the Women’s College World Series, players’ families followed them every step of the way. They hope to leave a mark on the next generation of softball players.


Caitlin Lowe finds way leading Arizona softball program in Mike Candrea’s shadow

OKLAHOMA CITY – In her first season leading Arizona, Caitlin Lowe guided the Wildcats to the Women's College World Series. She leaned on several lessons from her predecessor, the legendary Mike Candrea.


Calm, cool and Caitlin: Arizona softball coach Lowe hits another milestone: 1st Women’s College World Series win

OKLAHOMA CITY – With a 3-1 victory over Oregon State, Arizona softball coach Caitlin Lowe wins her first Women’s College World Series game as her accomplished rookie season continues.