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‘Free-ish’: Juneteenth events celebrate past with an eye on the present

PHOENIX - Juneteenth has always celebrated the day 155 years ago when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached the last slaves in Texas, but organizers say this year's events in Arizona will also have an eye on the present.


Senate OKs up to $1.9 billion a year for parks repair, land acquisition

PHOENIX - Senators broke into applause Wednesday as they gave overwhelming approval to a bill allocating up to $1.9 billion a year for public lands acquisition and national park maintenance fund, a bill advocates said is "55 years overdue."


Higher asthma rate among challenges LGBTQ youth face during pandemic

LOS ANGELES – With higher rates of asthma, homelessness and unsupportive home environments, many LGBTQ youth face unique challenges during COVID-19, and a Phoenix nonprofit is developing resources to help.


As George Floyd protests continue, Cardinals’ Kingsbury calls for accountability, justice

PHOENIX- Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury addressed the George Floyd protests, hopes conversations with players continue throughout season.


Bills seek to limit puberty blockers, other medical treatment for transgender youth

TUCSON – Legislation cropping up nationwide aims to restrict medical treatment to transgender youth and potentially criminalize doctors who provide it. Advocates call the proposals an unprecedented attack.


Pac-12 OKs in-person workouts, tries to solve puzzle of COVID-19 state rules

PHOENIX – Although the Pac-12 delivered news that suggested an on-time start to the college football season is possible, it must wait to see how the six states that house the conference teams will handle the pandemic.


COVID-19 can’t stop Muslims from celebrating Eid – with some tweaks

PHOENIX - Faced with the challenge of balancing one of the holiest days of the with safety concerns sparked by COVID-19, Arizona Muslims came up with some novel ways to observe Eid al-Fitr, from parading in their cars to praying in masks on prayer rugs that were 6 feet apart.


Athletes’ indifference toward sports contributed to retirement of Trevor Browne’s Michael Fletcher

PHOENIX – After more than 20 years of coaching boys tennis at Trevor Browne, Michael Fletcher is stepping down. Among the reasons for his decision: “Kids are not interested in playing sports anymore.”


Teaching model ‘flips’ traditional classroom in Arizona

PHOENIX – The teaching model of the flipped classroom – where students are lectured at home and apply their knowledge in class – has spread across the world, but it’s not widely used in Arizona schools.


No pressing the flesh, but candidates learn to campaign under COVID-19

TEMPE - Faced with the stay-home orders and social distancing of COVID-19, candidates have suspended rallies and in-person campaigning, have staffers working from home and are scrambling to find ways to reach voters while competing for donations and media attention in the face of a pandemic.


‘It strengthened us’: Texas group boosts mental health of Latinas by bringing moms and daughters together

AUSTIN, Texas – Among teens, Latinas face high rates of attempted suicide. One Texas group is helping them build resilience by strengthening the bond between mothers and daughters.


Mental well-being is a priority for NHL and Coyotes as season remains on hold

PHOENIX – The Arizona Coyotes went from physically preparing for a playoff push to mentally preparing for a canceled season. It hasn’t been easy.