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.
Many homeless people work low-wage essential jobs while living in unsanitary conditions, putting them at higher risk of catching and possibly transmitting the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
WASHINGTON - Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer spoke to the Republican National Convention - a week after President Jonathan Nez addressed Democrats. Lizer brushes off the split: "We are working both sides, and we are well represented in Washington."
Congress rushed an aid package for the nation’s homeless residents, but four months after passage of the CARES Act, most of that $4 billion has not reached those in need.
WASHINGTON - Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, joined a chorus of Republicans defending Postal Service changes and accusing Democrats of trying to create problems with this fall's election. Democrats pushed back, repeating charges that the agency is endangering the vote.
PHOENIX – Homeless people are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19, but its impact on them is largely a mystery as data collection is sparse and, minus any coordinated federal response, local governments must figure out how to protect their homeless during the pandemic.
When Arizona school teacher Marisol Garcia delivered the state's votes for the next Democratic nominee, she talked about schools as much as votes - part of an unorthodox roll call of the states in an unorthodox Democratic National Convention.
When Kristin Urquiza wrote her dad's obit after his COVID-19 death, the Democratic National Convention was last thing on her mind. But Urquiza was there this week, with fellow Arizonan Jeff Jeans, to speak to the convention about health care concerns.
PHOENIX – Public health expert Will Humble explains contact tracing and R0 values, and their impact in the spread of COVID-19.
PHOENIX – High school coaches are eager to get the season started in person, but the pandemic has caused uncertainty and will affect fans, players and funding for high school sporting programs across metro Phoenix.
Dawn Demps launched a project asking kids who had been suspended to draw their feelings about school. Demps, a Ph.D. student at Arizona State University, found that most kids saw themselves achieving their dreams, but thought the school viewed them as failures. She is writing an article about her project to discuss the results.
PHOENIX – After winning the title of Miss Navajo Nation in September, Shaandiin Parrish immediately got to work on the cultural preservation and advocacy efforts central to the role.