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Arizona’s lack of mental health care providers comes into focus as COVID-19 increases depression, anxiety

Arizona has one of the biggest shortages of mental health care providers in the U.S., and that’s prompting some groups to find ways to help people through problems related to COVID.


Napier rejects Democrats’ claim of racist infiltration of police

WASHINGTON - Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier pushed back against claims that white supremacists have infiltrated police agencies, telling a House committee Tuesday that he has "simply not been exposed" to any evidence of that.


Feds cite safety for Quitobaquito closing; critics see other motives

WASHINGTON - The National Park Service cited public safety concerns for its decision this week to prohibit access to a sacred Tohono O'odham site, a move that comes amid rising tensions between border wall protestors and federal agents.


Tale of two brothers: Brinson, Steenn Pasichnuk share hockey journey from ASU to San Jose

PHOENIX- From their childhood days of ice fishing on Moose Lake in Bonnyville, Alberta to building the hockey program from the ground up at Arizona State, Brinson and Steenn Pasichnuk have been inseparable every step of their hockey journey.


Court says House can sue White House over funds diverted to border wall

WASHINGTON - Critics of the Trump administration's border wall on Monday welcomed a court ruling that breathed new life into a congressional lawsuit challenging the White House's decision to divert funds to the project from other agencies.


Heat, smoke, pandemic: Dangers multiply for farmworkers in 2020

LOS ANGELES – The race to deliver fresh foods during peak harvest season means farmworkers are facing the threats of climate change acceleration and COVID-19.


With clock ticking – and state lagging – Census court fight continues

WASHINGTON - A see-saw legal battle over the 2020 Census continued Friday, with the government pushing to end the count in just five days while local governments, including two Arizona tribes, hoped to extend it to Oct. 31.


Sinema pushes Wolf on damage from border wall; Wolf cites security

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema confronted the acting head of Homeland Security Wednesday over border wall construction she said has ignored the needs of local communities and bypassed environmental assessment reports.


Admirers line up to pay respects to Ginsburg, a ‘lion of equality’

WASHINGTON - Long lines formed outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday as admirers came to pay their final respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal icon whom one mourner called a "lion of equality."


Movement to defund police gains urgency in Arizona

Community members, activists and police experts discuss the movement of defunding the police departments as cities across the nation begin to reform their law enforcement.


Push to replace Ginsburg renews focus on high-stakes Arizona race

WASHINGTON - Arizona's already high-profile Senate race drew new attention with the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and news that a new Arizona senator could be seated in time to vote on her replacement.


Pac-12 must satisfy six states before kicking off football season

PHOENIX – The Pac-12 Conference has a puzzle to solve before returning to sports action with its schools spread across six states, each with varying state health requirements that must be met.