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Pac-12 conference calls audible, will return to football competition Nov. 6

The Pac-12 became the last Power Five conference to announce its return. Will play seven games.


Suns determined to be all in on NBA’s commitment to social justice movement

PHOENIX - The NBA’s players briefly silenced their game to be heard, and now players and teams, including the Phoenix Suns, are teaming up to take action against social injustice.


Affirmative action on California’s ballot again, echoing Arizona’s debate in 2010

Affirmative action is on the ballot in California in 2020, and every professional sports team in Northern California recently endorsed Proposition 16.


Youth of color disproportionately represented in the justice system

Youth across the country commit the same types of crime, but disparities affecting young people of color have continued to grow.


‘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: Latino youth ‘invisible’ in juvenile justice data

Many experts agree Latino, Indigenous and Hispanic youth are misidentified and poorly counted in county, state and national statistics due to inconsistencies in definitions, categories or even having the option to self-identify at all.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey asks Congress for employment support

PHOENIX – As Congress develops the next phase of COVID-19 aid, Arizona’s senators and governor are airing their concerns about what the state needs.


Mi Familia Vota urges Hispanics to vote by mail or take health precautions at polls

PHOENIX — Mi Familia Vota and other nonprofits are advising Hispanics in Maricopa County to vote by mail to avoid exposure to COVID-19 at the polls.


Abrupt reversal of ICE rule lets international students in Arizona breathe easier

PHOENIX - The Trump administration Tuesday dropped a proposal to order international students home if their schools were not offering in-person classes this fall, a move challenged in court by 18 states and colleges across the country, including all three of Arizona's public universities.


COVID-19 is creating communication barriers for the deaf community

PHOENIX – People who are deaf or hard of hearing have special difficulties when it comes to communication during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as masks that prevent “face reading.”


Different worlds, same inspiration: Cardinals’ Kirk, Suns’ Baynes moved to speak after Floyd protests

PHOENIX- Different worlds, same inspiration: Cardinals’ Kirk, Suns’ Baynes moved to speak out after Floyd protests


‘I was shocked’: Arizona Cardinals land Houston offensive tackle Josh Jones

PHOENIX – The Arizona Cardinals were pleasantly surprised to find that Houston offensive tackle Josh Jones was available in the third round of the the NFL Draft.