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Kayenta Mine layoffs hit, as Navajo Generating Station closure looms

WASHINGTON - The last 265 workers at Kayenta Coal Mine are being laid off this month, another step toward the looming closure of the Navajo Generating Station that will bring the loss of hundreds more jobs this winter.


Phoenix’s Champion schools reimagine the relationship between sports and education

PHOENIX – One Phoenix charter school is using involvement in sports and physical training to build up students in and out of class.


Extreme weather galvanizes believers of climate change but doesn’t persuade skeptics

SMITH ISLAND, Md. – Scientists point to worsening floods, more powerful hurricanes and larger wildfires as evidence of climate change – but many Americans remain unconvinced.


Marvin Lewis hopes to ease ‘amigo’ Herm Edwards’ transition to second season as ASU coach

TEMPE – Arizona State coach Herm Edwards has a long history with Marvin Lewis and believes his friend will make an impact on the ASU football staff.


Devils and the deep Red Sea: Gonzalez, Foster hope to leave mark with Cardinals

GLENDALE – Former Sun Devils Zane Gonzalez, D.J. Foster look to build upon a new regime with Cardinals


Brnovich makes long-shot pitch to Supreme Court to take opioid lawsuit

WASHINGTON - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the Sackler family from "looting" Purdue Pharma of billions of dollars being sought by victims of the opioid crisis the company is accused of helping create.

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Kings, queens and inbetweens: Diversity in Phoenix’s drag scene

PHOENIX – Diverse drag performers are challenging norms in Phoenix’s nightlife. Drag kings, assigned female-at-birth queens, alternative performers and people of color are taking stages across the Valley.


Advocates decry Trump administration plan to rein in food stamp access

WASHINGTON - Arizona is one of the 43 states that could be affected by a USDA proposal to tighten restrictions on access to food stamps for those receiving other financial assistance, saving billions of dollars while affecting as many as 3.1 million people nationwide.


50 years later, Arizona still plays a big role in exploring the universe

PHOENIX – Arizona helped put men on the moon, and the state’s institutions continue to make strides in mapping the cosmos.


Two Arizona Democrats vote for impeachment, others take pass – for now

WASHINGTON - Four Arizona Democrats had previously called for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, but an impeachment inquiry vote this week took a surprising turn when just two of those four voted for it.


Migrant shelter in Tucson may move to former juvenile detention facility

TUCSON – Leaders of a short-term shelter for migrants seeking asylum are asking Pima County to lease three units of an old juvenile detention facility. The dormitory-style space for about 300 migrants would include a commercial kitchen and laundry.


Pedestrian deaths in Arizona’s 7th Congressional District are highest in U.S., report says

PHOENIX – Arizona's 7th Congressional District is the most dangerous district for pedestrians in the U.S., according to a group that advocates for safe streets.