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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.


Homeless workers face heightened risks in the pandemic

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.


Politics and bedfellows: Nez, Lizer address Democratic, GOP conventions

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."


Months later, communities still await federal aid for the homeless

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.


Republicans defend Postal Service, accuse Democrats of scare tactics

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.


COVID-19 is a ‘crisis within a crisis’ for homeless people

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.


Arizona teacher gets turn in spotlight, as Democrats officially nominate Biden

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.


Arizonans share health care struggles in Democratic convention speeches

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.


Slow COVID-19 test results prevent effective contract tracing, health expert says

PHOENIX – Public health expert Will Humble explains contact tracing and R0 values, and their impact in the spread of COVID-19.


Missing you: High school football programs face safety and money woes in COVID-19 era

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.


ASU student project highlights differences between kids’ self image, how they feel schools see them

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.


Miss Navajo Nation is a ‘glimmer of hope’ for community during pandemic

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.