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‘She couldn’t get her head above water’: Pandemic adds to challenges for family caregivers

PHOENIX – More than 50 million caregivers in the U.S. help loved ones with dementia or other ailments. It’s a grueling job anytime, but with support programs closed, the pandemic is taking an extra toll.


Supreme Court’s Census ruling a ‘bitter pill’ to tribes, advocates

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court Tuesday said the Census Bureau can stop its count of the population, a blow to tribal leaders and local advocates for underrepresented communities in Arizona who said they would be hit hardest by an undercount.


Proposition 207 would legalize recreational marijuana for those 21 or older

If passed on Nov. 3, the Marijuana Legalization Initiative, also known as the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, would legally allow people 21 or older to possess and use up to 1 ounce of marijuana in Arizona. There are strong voices on both sides of the issue.


McSally begins Spanish-language ads in Senate race, well behind Kelly

WASHINGTON - Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, bought $110,350 worth of ads on Spanish-language TV stations this week and last - just a quarter of what her Democratic challenger has spent over the past two months.


‘Long-haulers’ battle COVID-19 for months, but research into why is scant

PHOENIX – While the average person with COVID-19 recovers within weeks, there is growing awareness of patients whose symptoms last far longer. These “long-haulers” may face organ damage or such debilitating symptoms that even climbing a flight of stairs can set them back.


Arizona officials work to boost census responses with time running out

WASHINGTON - Arizona continues to have one of the nation's lowest Census response rates with as little as two weeks left for the count. With congressional seats and potentially billions of dollars at stake, state officials renewed appeals for Arizonans to respond.


‘Super-predator’ legacy: How children end up in the adult justice system

Tens of thousands of kids are prosecuted as adults each year, and some serve out their sentences in adult prisons.


More than 1,600 kids in detention have tested positive for COVID-19

COVID-19 affects the juvenile justice system with a rising number of positive cases, as juvenile detention facilities evolve their health care protocols to help slow its spread.


‘A disjointed system’: Policing policies fuel criminalization of youth

After decades of police reform, kids of color are still vastly overrepresented in arrests and police use of force.


Experts: Border wall construction may imperil sacred source of water in desert

Along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, Hia C-ed O'odham and the Tohono O'odham – along with wildlife – have relied on Quitobaquito Springs. Some experts worry that ongoing border wall construction may further imperil the freshwater source.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Judge refuses to block Ducey order closing gyms

PHOENIX – A Maricopa County judge on Tuesday refused to block Gov. Doug Ducey's order closing gyms across the state, ruling that Mountainside Fitness could not show that the abrupt shutdown order violated the law.


For now, no border wall will split Cocopah reservation along the Colorado River

TUSCON – The Cocopah Indian Tribe has lived along the river delta for centuries.